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Jewelry--Inspired by Nature

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Jewelry Inspired by Nature CIY Poster Frame

Mother Nature and Crayola Model Magic® make a great combination! Make jewelry for any season or to give as gifts.

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1 Let nature inspire your jewelry making. Here are just a few ideas to get you started creating earrings, pins, pendants, or any jewelry you wish! Experiment! Combine different colors of Crayola Model Magic® compound to get new hues. Mix just a little for a marbled effect, or more for new hues.

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2 With Crayola Scissors, cut plastic straws into short sections and form beads around them. Use your fingers to shape jewelry pieces, or use cookie cutters or candy molds. Make bases for your original jewelry designs, such as leaves, suns, or stars. The Naturals colors are great for twigs, bark, and autumn leaves. To make rose petals, stick small, flattened circles together in layers.

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3 Insects can inspire you, too. Roll a coil into a spiral and it looks like snail. Stack different colored shapes on top of each other to make ladybugs and caterpillars. Curl pieces of small-gauge wire to look like insect antennae. The possibilities are endless!

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4 Press a paperclip into the top of a pendant so one end sticks out to hold a cord or ribbon. Use Crayola School Glue to secure pin backs. To insert earring backs, make holes with a toothpick. Model Magic dries to the touch overnight and air-dries completel


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5 Hang pendants or string beads on satin cord, ribbon, or yarn. Decorate your creations with Crayola Glitter Glue and/or Markers.


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