Princess Leia Polymer Clay Charm
The kids love Star Wars, so when my daughter asked to teacher to make Princess Leia the other day, I created this simple design for her to follow. It is a pretty simple charm that can be completed in 30 minutes or less. The end product is about 1.5" tall.
Creating the pieces
- Start with rolling out the head. Using the pin tool, put two holes for the eyes. Place a small amount of ball of black clay into the holes, and press it in. Create two arms with the same color clay. They should be teardrop shaped cones.
- Take some white clay and create the body as a flat conical shape. You can press the bottom on the table to flatten it so that it can stand. Using the pin tool, press the folds onto the shirt.
- Roll a thin rope of gray for the belt.
- Then roll a thicker rope of brown. Roll them into a spiral pattern for the buns. Flatten two pieces of brown for the hair. Clip a tiny bit from the larger one to create the bangs.
Putting it together
- Place the head on the body. Take the pin tool and move some of the clay from the body to the top of the edge of the head lightly to make sure it is merged slightly with the head at the nape of the neck.
- Place the hair on the head and shape it around the crown. Cover the edge of the neck where your moved the white clay up over the head. Add the coiled buns on the side. Press down firmly to adhere all of the pieces.
- Place the belt onto the body. Press down to adhere it to the dress.
- Insert the eye pin through the top of the head.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Bake for 15 minutes. You can check for doneness by pressing your nail into the bottom after it cools a bit. If it makes a dent, it is not quite ready. Place in the oven for 3 more minutes. Pull it out and cool completely.