Valentine Hearts using Fimo

A couple of posts ago, I said I was experimenting with polymer clay to make beads. Well, the only successful thing I have managed is heart pendants for Valentine's Day! I used Fimo in Cherry Red, Granite and Black.
I rolled out the Cherry Red with an ordinary kitchen rolling pin and cut out the heart shape with an old pastry cutter. I wasn't impressed with the result as it was textured with marks from the mat I had rolled it out on (must remember this next time!). So, I lightly rolled it on a Sculpey texture mat (mine was scrolls and swirls), and punched a hole in the top centre.
For the black heart, I did the same as above but pressed harder when rolling on the texture mat.
They were placed on foil and baked in the oven for 30 minutes at 110C.
I fitted a large triangle bail to both the black and multicoloured hearts, so as to use them as a keyring fob and pendant respectively. I used the red heart as an embellishment for a Valentine Card.

My props were: Glass - gorgeous set of Schott martini glasses
White tray - Maxwell Williams rectangular platter


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