When Craftiness Meets Nerdiness

Now that I’ve gotten over my initial issues with polymer clay, and done a bit more experimenting, I had a specific project in mind that I wanted to do.  I’m a nerd.  I have not hidden this fact.  I am working on some nerdy products for the store.  I am a nerd.

One of my nerdy tendencies is Dungeons & Dragons. I haven’t been playing it for more than a couple of years, but I love it and I love my current character, Arimorel.  When you’re making a character one of the things that they get is a randomised trinket from a list in the Players Manual.  I ended up with “a multicoloured stone disk” and I knew right away that I wanted to find an actual multicoloured stone disk as a prop.

I searched a lot on eBay and places for something that might do, but nothing seemed quite right.  And then I realised that I could use one of my crafts to make it.  And so I did.

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I rolled small balls of each colour and flattened them roughly.

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I stacked them, and smushed them, and cut the result in half.

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I stacked and smushed and cut and repeat until I had something semi-resembling stone, but with all the colours still in.

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Then I cut out the shape I wanted and baked it.

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I threaded it on some cord, tied a sliding knot and voila!  Craftiness meets nerdiness.

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Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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