We're going on holiday tomorrow and I could not be more excited! This will be my first time going all inclusive at a hotel, normally we go for self-catering options and allocate a food budget so we can cook with the local ingredients available which is usually excellent. However, this time we're going on a real luxury holiday with friends and family to Egypt.
Anyway I've been shopping for holiday clothes for the last couple of months to distract me from the winter blues. I wanted to get some neon resin jewels so I could customize a t-shirt but I couldn't find them anywhere!
In the end I decided I was just going to have to make my own, and though I really wanted to make some resin jewels, we don't have a garden in our flat and the fumes can be quite toxic so at the minute that's out. So I decided to make some out of oven bake modelling clay. This material is really easy to work with and quick to make if you're a bit of an inpatient diyer.
DIY Neon Jewel T-shirt
Fimo Classic Oven Bake Clay
Thread in the same colour as the t-shirt
Equipment: rolling pin, needle, cling film, cutters
Step 1. Preheat the oven according to the instructions on the packet of your clay, I used Fimo Classic Oven Bake Clay in yellow. I actually lowered the temperature a bit to 90 degrees Celsius because I found that at 110 degrees the clay started having white spots on it.
Hobbycraft and used the rectangle and triangle cutters for this project. For this t-shirt I used 14 triangles and 15 rectangles to make my pattern. Using a needle I made two holes in each jewel at the top and bottom so that I could sew through them, it's a good idea to wiggle the needle about a bit so the holes are definitely wide enough for your needle to go through.
One thing to note, is that although this top and the jewels are machine washable I wouldn't recommend it because the jewels are quite thin and could snap in the machine. Instead I handwash mine in luke warm water.
I have more DIYs to share with these gems and will share them when I get back from holiday, including some Kate Spade Inspired Earrings.