Thursday, March 20

I Made This: Horse Ring Holder

After getting a few requests for the Junk Food Bracelet post last week, I figured it would be fun to try my hand at another clay project.  This time I took photos and paid attention to what I was doing (sometimes I totally zone out when I do craft projects) so here you go!

I didn't know what tools I would actually need, so I just pulled everything we had out.  I only ended up using a couple of these and stuck with only black clay instead of the two-tone look I was originally planning.
I sculpted the basic horse head shape and then pulled at the edges a little where I was going to cut away the flowing mane.  I scored it with the wire brush tool.  (In the top photo.)  
I baked the horse at this stage following the Sculpey package directions.  After it was baked and all cooled down, I used metallic paint to fill in the mane.
After the gold paint was dry, I used 3 coats of Sculpey gloss.  There is no more baking at this stage- you just let the gloss dry completely and apply the next coat.  Super easy!
I think this could be really cute as a wall hanging, too.  Anyway, I hope this sparks a little want for weekend crafting!  Happy Thursday, friends!


  1. gorgeous! you are so creative.

  2. This is so cute!
    Have an amazing day :)

  3. I adore this! I think it will make a great nostalgic gift for my sister since she was crazy about horses when we were young. Thanks for a great, easy tutorial =)

  4. I love DIYs that look more expensive than they actually are! This is so cute and the possibilities are endless.. I'm tempted to make these in jungle, savannah, and farm themes :)

  5. wow this is so awesome! I never would have thought of making something so big with oven bake clay and the pretty metallic paint and clear gloss coat is great too!!!!

  6. what a cute idea! and executed so well!

  7. I love this! I keep wanting to make one of my own for my keys (always losing them!) in a cool shape. I love the idea of the horse! Maybe I'll just have to do a cat. haha.


  8. Cute! I am planning on doing something similar soon. Just gathering more inspiration :)

  9. This is just so perfect, Katie! I have a green horse ashtray that I bought as a gift for my mum from Urban Outfitters a few years ago. Because of where I live, I had to get it and a bunch of other items shipped to me. When I opened the box, and to my surprise, there were two ashtrays inside. Suffice it to say that I kept one for myself, and now use it for my jewellery as well. Yours reminds me of it. :-)