Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

clay rainbow keychain

You will love working with this smooth and soft polymer clay. Roll and cut clay into fun shape charms or accessories, such as this rainbow. Pair it with a hand-made clay bead and a tassel to create a keychain; then place on parchment paper. Bake in the oven for a maximum of 30 minutes at 230°F (110°C).
Step 1

Slice a piece of Lemon, Pacific Blue, Raspberry and Tangerine clay from each block.

Step 2

Knead and condition until moldable.

Step 3

Add a little Tangerine clay to your conditioned Lemon clay to make a Golden-Mustard hue.

Step 4

Roll out each color into a snake shape. Form layered arches, as shown, to make a rainbow. Use a super slicer to cut the ends evenly.

Step 5

Use the piercing tool to create a hole at the top of your rainbow between the top two colors.

Step 6

If desired, shape a sun shape and attach to the side of your rainbow. Set aside.

Step 7

Slice and condition more from the raspberry clay. Roll into a ball, then gently push it down to form a rondelle bead.

Step 8

Use the piercing tool to create a hole through the center of the bead.

Step 9

Bake for 30 minutes at 230°F (110°C). Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Step 10

Thread an eye pin through the bead hole and make a loop at the end of the eye pin.
TIP: To form a simple wire loop, first bend the wire to a 90° angle at the top of the bead. Trim wire to 3/8"-½" [0.3 cm - 1.3 cm] from the bend. Grasp the end of the eye pin wire between the jaws of a pair of round nose pliers. Rotate the pliers toward you, keeping a firm grip on the wire until a small loop is formed.

Step 11

Thread a jump ring through the hole at the top of your rainbow and one of the loops of the eye pin through the clay bead. Close the jump ring.
TIP: To open and close a jump ring, simply grasp the jump ring on both sides with chain nose pliers and twist the ring open, from side-to-side. Never pull the jump ring which can cause distortion.

Step 12

Repeat Step 11 to connect the other loop on the top of the clay bead with a key ring.

Step 13
Use a jump ring to attach a tassel to the keyring.

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