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QQQQQQQQCo­loured poly­mer clay Translu­cent poly­mer clay Clay roller Grease­proof pa­per Foam brush High gloss var­nish Craft knife Gold leaf

Mix to­gether the translu­cent clay with your cho­sen colour. Make five small balls of clay – one of pure translu­cent, one pure colour, and then three vari­a­tions of both types of clay mixed to­gether.

Be­gin by plac­ing the pure translu­cent ball in the middle, and wrap the pieces of mixed clay around it.

Fin­ish by wrap­ping the whole piece with the layer of pure colour to cre­ate a solid ring.

Roll out flat in be­tween sheets of grease­proof bak­ing pa­per un­til all of the lay­ers have blended to­gether.

Cut the sides to cre­ate a flat edge, then bake ac­cord­ing to the man­u­fac­turer’s in­struc­tions.

Once the clay is cool, coat with sev­eral lay­ers of var­nish. Use the sponge brush to re­duce brush strokes and rub down with craft pa­per in be­tween lay­ers.

Us­ing the gloss, ad­here the gold leaf to the edges. Leave to dry and brush away the ex­cess. Francesca Stone writes the blog Fall For DIY, where she ex­plores her hands-on side and life-long love of mak­ing, and has just founded We Make Col­lec­tive, a craft sub­scrip­tion ser­vice and on­line com­mu­nity. www.fallfordiy.com

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