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Simple Cookie Charm Tutorial

Hey everyone! I thought I would post this super-easy cookie tutorial for you guys. It’s perfect for a beginner!

What you’ll need:
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Optional:
Q-tips
Rubbing alcohol

*A note about Translucent Liquid Sculpey (or TLS)
If you don’t have TLS and would like to purchase some it can be found at any craft store for roughly $6.00. However if you would like to continue this tutorial without it I can show you an easy way to secure your eye pin at the end of the tutorial.

Step 1: Condition your Ecru clay so that is soft and pliable, but not tacky, and roll it into a ball. Press gently down on the ball until you achieve a disc shape as shown in the photo.
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Step 2: With your fingers gently press down on the edges of the disc until you create this slight dome shape.
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Step 3: Since we have created the cookie part of our charm, before I move on to the details I’m going to dip a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol and swipe away any dust particles off of the clay.
This step is optional.
If you do choose to take this step just be careful not to use too much rubbing alcohol, otherwise the clay will dry out and crack.
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Step 4: Dip your eye pin in a little TLS and carefully insert it into the cookie charm. I would suggest doing this now so later you don’t accidentally smush the cute details we’ll be adding.
If you are choosing to go ahead without TLS just insert the eye pin as is.
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Step 5: Taking the brown clay roll out a few balls. These will be your chocolate chips so feel free to make as many, or as few, as you would like!
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Step 6: Roll out two tiny balls of black clay for the eyes.
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Step 7: Now roll out a thin snake to create the mouth.
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Step 8: Now your cookie charm is done! Bake according to your package directions. Usually 250-270 degrees for roughly 15-20 minutes.
After the charm is baked give it plenty of time to cool before you add a jump ring. From here you can add it to a necklace, a key ring or a charm bracelet.
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*For those who chose to create the charm without TLS:
Once the cookie charm is baked and cooled, with a pair of needle nose pliers VERY GENTLY pull the eye pin from the charm. It should slide out fairly easy but be careful all the same. Dip the eye pin in a strong adhesive (I personally use Loctite) and place the eye pin back into the charm.
This will ensure that the eye pin is secure.
Trust me, you don’t want to have spent the time making such an adorable charm just to have it slide off the eye pin and end up lost.

However, if you are intending to take up polymer clay as a hobby I would suggest buying some TLS. It’s very helpful and has many uses to aid in your clay crafting. You can use it to make charms like the one above, mix up “frostings” and “syrups” for miniature food, and use it as bake-and-bond to adhere multiple pieces of polymer clay.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you have any questions please leave them in the comments!

Sweetly,
Autumn

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