Saturday, March 22, 2008

Polymer Clay Lolly Lollipop!

Wuuah..... *Stretchaysss* After 2 months and a little more of torture, Semester 4 BPharm will be coming to an end... Soon. Still got 3 more weeks until our study break. In the meantime, I'll just happily drift along with the crowd. :P But then, there's still this Pharmaceutical Analysis portfolio to deal with. T-T Haih.... T-T

Yesterday, I tried making stuff with the polymer clay I bought off eBay. The clay is quite tough but surprisingly very pliable and kneadable. It holds its shape quite well, unlike the normal plasticine we play with. The texture is a bit like Play-Doh, only much more workable and easier to get the shape you want.

I wanted to make use of most of the colours - incorporate them all in one special charm. So what came to my mind was - a lollipop. :D Well, maybe it's because I've seen quite a lot of food/sweets related polymer clay charms on Etsy that inspired the idea.

The problem I had was with baking the clay. :( I only have a small toaster oven, and the temperature is uncontrollable. It's very VERY hot. D:

{My first try... Can't even make out the colours... The lollis have blue+green+white.}

The instruction on the package said '130ºC or 265ºF for 20 to 30 minutes'. I put only 5 minutes in the oven and already become lidat. T-T Aiyoyo...

So, for the next one, I put 2 minutes....

{The yellow colour turned brown... T-T}

Ah... Still tak berjaya. I actually quite like this one. But the side got burnt a bit, and the backside is really kena burnt mia.

For the final piece, I put 5 minutes BUT constantly opening the oven door at intervals while baking. This somewhat worked, and I got this :

{Sugar high lollylicious!}

Ah.... Finally... a piece that's not burnt. -__-" I like to call this a godzilla lollipop. Why? Because where got lollipop with colours lidat one? And somemore look so colourful like cartoon monsters. T-T

Nevertheless, I like it. :P I've attached a safety pin to the back (since I don't have any other jewelry findings at the moment) so that I can string it as a pendant. I'm putting it together with my first glass pendant - for me to wear. :D

{Polymer clay + Glass = LOVE!}

13 comments:

pavotrouge said...

oh boy... toaster ovens sometimes suck, don't they?

LingDi said...

So cute!!! Nice colours on the lollipops! :)

Patricia said...

This looks like your oven temp is too high or is spiking to keep the temp up. Try lowering the temp, but maybe keeping the piece in longer. (sorry if you weren't looking for suggestions!)

Sing Yee said...

pavotrouge, they suck for polymer clay but are great for normal baking and toasting. :9

lingdi, thanks. :) But if real lolly lidat one maybe I won't dare eat. :P

patricia, thanks for the advice. :) It's always good to learn. The problem is, the temperature can't be adjusted. T-T I've read on Etsy forums about baking polymer clay, and many had suggested baking at a lower temperature but with longer time. Since I can't do anything about the temperature, I'll have to manually keep an eye on anything I make. :)

Ciyou said...

what polymer clay u r using?? does the clay comes with colors??

Sing Yee said...

Ciyou, I'm using FIMO. I bought a pack of 24 colours, eacg 25g. You can find quite a number of other polymer clay lots on eBay. :)

cYbeR FiSh™ said...

hiya,haha..i actually prefer the terbakar piece leh...especially the 2nd piece with wee love pieces on it..nice!

Sing Yee said...

Hihi! I quite like the second one too. :P So sayang it terbakar. T-T

shambie adzhan said...
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shambie adzhan said...

love the purple n pink on your godzilla lollipop..

and the one with hearts on them, i love it even its a bit burnt :p

is it hard to make them?

Sing Yee said...

shambie, it's not hard to make. Maybe some practice may produce nicer and more life-like lollies. :P

shambie adzhan said...

babe, how much u bought the FIMO clay? i googled and found this site.. MARINACRAFT.

thinking of buying some :D

Sing Yee said...

Hey shambie. :) I bought 24x25g for UD$30, shipping included. Quite expensive. :(