Pixies love shiny things and magical things, so I think they would love crystals, don’t you?
Let’s make a simple and easy little polymer pixie holding on tightly to a sparkling crystal rock. You can add a string through the loop in its hat and wear it as a pendant, or dangle it wherever you need a little magic.
- a natural rock crystal
- polymer clay: I suggest Premo™ in Ecru and GrayGranite (or something similar)
- glass seed beads: two dark-colored, size 11 (or similar)
- Lisa Pavelka’s PolyBonder™ glue (optional)
- chalk powder or pastel in medium brown (Pan Pastel™ “Raw Umber”)
- other colors (optional): pink (CF SurfaceFX™ “Neon Princess”)
- cutting blade (or craft knife)
- sculpting tool
- needle-nose tweezers (optional)
- oven thermometer
Note: CF “Can’t Live Without It” tool, Lisa Pavelka’s PolyBonder™ glue, CF SurfaceFX powders™ and natural quartz crystals are all available from www.ChristiFriesen.com.
Polymer clay, seed beads, chalks/pastels, and paintbrushes are all available at most craft supplies stores. Natural rock crystals are available from many places that sell rocks and minerals, or stores specializing in Metaphysical items.
PICKING YOUR CRYSTAL
For this project, you’ll need one natural stone crystal that’s not too large. Your pixie will hold it in it’s hands, so about 1 to 1.5 inches long is ideal.
CONDITIONING THE POLYMER CLAY AND MIXING THE COLOR
Polymer needs to be conditioned before using. That just means rolling, folding and smooshing until it’s soft and flexible. You can mix the color for your pixie and condition at the same time since both use the same process.