Hey, you guys! Remember when I showed you how to make those awesome fimo coasters?! Well. What I didn't tell you was that I had some extra fimo scrap left over. I never know what to do with the left over fimo (there is always some left over fiimo) because there isn't enough scrap material to put into a new flower. #craftingproblems.
And then I had an epiphany: I can use fimo to make other things. Mind = Blown.
So, I had some neon colors left over and this is what I made:
NEON GEOMETRIC FIMO GEMS
1. Ring base from Toho OR earing posts and backs from Michael's.
2. An extra small paint brush from Michael's.
3. An X-Acto knife from a local hardware store.
4. Fimo from Michael's.
5. E6000 glue from M&J.
6. NOT PICTURED: A toaster oven or regular oven. Whichever.
7. A working surface. I used some old foam core.
Make a square with the fimo in your hand.
Start cutting off small chunks of the square using the X-Acto knife.
Repeat. Eventually it will look less like a square and more like this:
Arrange your fimo pieces on a baking pan.
Bake at 275 degrees for about 10 minutes.
Get a glob of glue onto your working surface and dab some onto your paint brush.
Add a small amount of glue to the ring or earring base using the paint brush.
Place the ring or earring base on a flat side of the baked fimo item.
Place each piece with the ring or earring base on top and let dry overnight.
And now I have really super extra cool neon rings!
I love how they look as earrings too! (This is my roommate's very dainty ear. She's pretty. Just sayin'.)
I think I am going to wear all of them at once. All the time. What do you think?
Look at that. A statement cocktail ring in a pinch!
This is another fantastic gift idea! It's the holiday season and I know you are behind on your shopping. I'm just looking out for you.
Also, another great thing to do with the fimo shapes is to use a long push pin to make a hole through them. Then it becomes a bead! Perfect for a bracelet or a necklace.
What did you do with your fimo scraps?! E-me here! I want to see pictures! You can look forward to seeing these in my Etsy shop too! YAY for progress!