Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bumblebee Tutorial

While bumblebees aren't quite as adorable as a ladybug, I thought they would make a cool addition to our clay flowers.  Here is a quick and easy tutorial to make your own.

1) Make a plug of black clay.
2) Slice your clay plug into sections.
3) Insert some yellow clay between the black clay sections.
4) Press and squeeze the clay together to form a new plug.
5) Reduce and stretch your cane.
6) Cane reduced, cut and reduced more for varied sizes.
7) Slice off a piece of cane.
8) Roll a tiny ball of black clay to fill the bee.
9) Shape and "tease" it with your needle tool.

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