How to Make a Polymer Clay Mockingjay Pin

Sorry if my measurements are a bit off, I didn't have a ruler so I guessed.

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How to Make a Polymer Clay Mockingjay Pin
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Condition your gold clay and roll it in a ball

Condition your gold clay and roll it in a ball

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Roll it out to about 4mm thick

Roll it out to about 4mm thick

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Using a large cookie cutter or in my case a hairspray cap cut out a large circle, it should be about 2cm in diameter

Using a large cookie cutter or in my case a hairspray cap cut out a large circle, it should be about 2cm in diameter

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Using a smaller cap or cutter, about 1.5cm in diameter, and cut a smaller circle to create a ring.

Using a smaller cap or cutter, about 1.5cm in diameter, and cut a smaller circle to create a ring.

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Flatten the ring slightly.

Flatten the ring slightly.

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Using some of the leftover gold clay make a smaller ball.

Using some of the leftover gold clay make a smaller ball.

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Make the body of the mocking jay

Make the body of the mocking jay

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Make the beak pointy

Make the beak pointy

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Using a clay tool, make an indent to separate the head and body

Using a clay tool, make an indent to separate the head and body

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Roll out some 2mm thin clay

Roll out some 2mm thin clay

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Place the body on the clay as a guide and carefully cut out the tail

Place the body on the clay as a guide and carefully cut out the tail

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Using the x acto knife blend the body and the tail together

Using the x acto knife blend the body and the tail together

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Use your finger to blend

Use your finger to blend

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Using a clay tool make markings on the head

Using a clay tool make markings on the head

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Make markings for feathers on the body and use a knife to make indents in the tail

Make markings for feathers on the body and use a knife to make indents in the tail

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Place it in the ring

Place it in the ring

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Make a beak and eyes with the knife

Make a beak and eyes with the knife

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Roll out some clay

Roll out some clay

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Place it on the ring with the bird

Place it on the ring with the bird

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This creates the base of the arrow

This creates the base of the arrow

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Create a point for the arrow

Create a point for the arrow

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Cut out a wing shape

Cut out a wing shape

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Using the clay tool make indents in the wing

Using the clay tool make indents in the wing

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And layer feathers using the clay tool

And layer feathers using the clay tool

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Place the arrows point and some ends on the arrow, add the wing

Place the arrows point and some ends on the arrow, add the wing

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Repeat the same for the second wing and place it on the bird, using a toothbrush add some texture

Repeat the same for the second wing and place it on the bird, using a toothbrush add some texture

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Get your soft pastels

Get your soft pastels

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Using red brown and black colour the pin to create a rusty, slightly aged effect

Using red brown and black colour the pin to create a rusty, slightly aged effect

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Turn the pin over

Turn the pin over

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Smooth out the back so it won't fall apart and reinforce it with some bake and bond or tls

Smooth out the back so it won't fall apart and reinforce it with some bake and bond or tls

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All done!

All done!

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Now cook by the instructions on your clay package and superglue a brooch backing on the back, the pin on the right is glazed and complete, it looks better.

Now cook by the instructions on your clay package and superglue a brooch backing on the back, the pin on the right is glazed and complete, it looks better.

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