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Beautiful Polymer Clay Hair Pin Tutorial Uses Extruded Clay

This polymer clay hair pin tutorial by Tatyana Ponomarenko is absolutely stunning.  The carefully constructed scroll work uses many lengths of extruded clay.  It wouldn't do to try and make "snakes" by hand as the result will not be that uniform. The stick is actually a wooden skewer covered with polymer clay.

I also liked how the instructor placed the hair pin on a mug for baking to get that curved style.

Did you notice how one hole is much larger than the other?  I thought this was a brilliant design element. The large hole makes it easier for the stick to exit after picking up hair. Frustration would have ensued if you try and aim for a smaller hole!

The tutorial is in Russian. So either use Google Translate or follow my favorite method. For computer users, use the Chrome browser, right click and select translate to EnglishFor mobile device users, use the Chrome app (free) and agree to the translation when asked. 

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  1. Wish I had nice thick hair so I could make and wear stuff like that! It's gorgeous!

    1. Me too! Her work is so meticulous. Did you notice how even her little polymer clay balls are?

  2. It is such a beautiful piece, thanks for sharing


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