Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mini macarons tutorial (Polymer clay)

Today's tutorial will be on mini macarons. I love love how macarons look and taste, so it no doubt that I have to make them. I'm not too good at baking so I can only make them using clay. The macarons are small but simple to make and you only need one tool. Let's get started!

Things you need:
-One coloured clay (The colour you want your macarons to be)
-White clay
-A needle tool
-An oven
The first step is to create two small balls from the coloured clay (I'm using pastel pink). Make sure both are as even as possible. The sizes of the ball depends on how big you want your macarons to be.
Next lightly press the ball down to create a flat circle.
Which should look like this. Don't make it too flat.
Use the side of the needle tool to press the sides down lightly.
It should have a little dent like this. Do this step all around the side of the clay.
The clay should now look like it has been divided into two.
After you have formed a straight line around the side of the clay, use the needle tool and poke the bottom half of the clay. Lightly poke and use circular motions to create look of the macaron after it has been baked.
There should be little small holes but they cannot be too deep.
And you're done with one side of the macaron. Now just repeat the same steps for the other side.
You should have two sides now!
Next, take a small piece of white clay. This will be a filling for the macaron.
Press it  down lightly and it should be the same size as your macaron.
Put them on top of one another.
For the last step, lightly press them down together. Look at it as you press and you will slowly see it taking the form of a macaron!
Finally, bake it and your done!
Put them in little jars and it looks really cute. This is really simple to make and you can make it in any colour you want. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Good luck!
You can get this macaron necklace at my etsy store, Gemnesis. Just click the shop tab above. Please remember to like my facebook page as well!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

It's been long

It's been such a long time since I last blogged. I got really busy with work and there was simply was no time to do any crafting. I'm sad... But.... I recently manage to create a few little things and they are up and selling on my Etsy shop. If you want to visit my shop it can be found on the top bar: Shop. If not search for Gemnesis!

These are the five things that are up right now:
I'm calling her Mika. It took me such a long time to get this right. Maybe I should do a post on how my clay dolls change. For some reason, I can't get them to look as nice as the ones I see on tutorials and I don't want to copy the whole style. So it took me some time to get things right.

Mini macaroons in a jar!!! Okay wait for it.... *SCREEEAAMMSSS* I love how this turn out! I'm a sucker for pastels and I love how cute it looks! I must say I almost died at the fifth macaroons but I persevered and it gave me fabulous results!

The idea seemed cute at first.. you know.... tiny bears in jar. Unntill..... after putting them in, people have been telling me they felt sad for the bears squeezing in the small jar. What do you think?

I always create bracelets using the materials as you see in the picture so I decided to go for a change and made a necklace instead. I must say, It always looked good and a bracelet but I'm loving how this looks as a necklace. Just like a statement piece.

The last one that I uploaded was this hand drawn birthday cake cameo setting necklace. I'm not too good at drawing so this was actually collaborated with my friend. We managed to sell a few of this at the flea the last time. These necklaces are really unique and I absolutely love them.

I hope I can post more and update my Etsy more. I'll try!! But in the mean time I would really appreciate it if you can Like my shop facebook page and instagram. I would be really thankful!