What I did during part of my weekend

Here is what I spent some of my weekend trying to figure out how to make:

It’s not a great picture, I took it with my camera phone.  But if it’s hard to tell what they are, it’s gingerbread men.  The first one on the left is a dud, I made the clay too thin and attempted to correct it by adding some clay to the back, but quickly found that wasn’t very astheticaly pleasing and trying to blend the seams without squishing the rest of it was more work than I was willing to put into it.

The two on the right are about 2/3rd done in the pic, I finished by adding eyes, smiles and rolls of white clay on the feet and hands for icing.  And a holly berry & leaf on their heads.  Then I made four small round beads that will go with them.  I’ll take more pictures after they’re baked, which I am going to save for when I have more beads to cook – energy conservation and all that. 🙂

So what do you think?  Are they cute enough?  These are merely testers since I still need to test them out after baking to see how much abuse they’ll take on a bracelet before I would consider selling them.  I wouldn’t want one of their little bodies to fall off and get lost somewhere (the thread hole is drilled sideways through their heads).

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2 Responses to “What I did during part of my weekend”

  1. Beth (1 comments) said:

    Omg those are too cute! They look like candy! I have an award for you at Reality Check

  2. Allison (1 comments) said:

    I think they are absolutely adorable! I love crafting too..keep up the good work!