There are literally thousands of ways how to use polymer clay to make everything from magnets to jewelry to home decor. Today I am focusing on one of my favorite uses for polymer clay.
Making serveware handles!
But today I am sharing two ways to use oven bake polymer clay to cover large serving spoons with two completely different looks. One more natural and boho with terra cotta clay and one more colorful and vibrant with colorful marbled clay.
Materials to Make Serveware Handles Two Ways:
- Polymer Clay in Terra Cotta Or White plus 3-4 colors for the marbled handles
- Acrylic clay rolling pin
- Utility knife
- Metal serving spoons
- Polymer clay sealant
Natural Terra Cotta Clay Spoons
For the spiral wrapped terra cotta spoons, begin by rolling the clay out into a long tube shape.
Next, start at the back of the spoon and begin to wrap the clay around the handle on a diagonal. Continue to wrap the clay around the spoon handle to fully cover the spoon.
When you come to the end, pitch the extra clay off and pinch the clay together at the end to form a tight seal around the bottom of the spoon. Bake on a baking sheet in a 275F oven for 15 minutes to harden the clay.
When cool, brush on the sealant to seal the clay before use. These are now ready to use to serve salad or pasta or what have you. Just be sure to handwash them between uses!
Marbled clay handles
For the marbled handled serving spoons, begin by rolling out all your colors of clay into a long logs about the length of the spoon handle.
Next, twist the clay together to start the marbling process.
Continue to twist the clay then fold over and twist again until it acheives the marbled look you like. Then roll it out into a long rectangle the length of the spoon handle.
Wrap the flattened clay around the handle and cut off any excess on the back and bottom. Next, use the rolling pin to flatten out the back seam.
Once the seam is blended, place the spoons on a baking sheet and bake for 275F for 15 minutes. Let cool and then paint on the sealant. Once dry, the spoons are ready to use!
So tell me, which method is your favorite?