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Halloween pumpkins tutorial by GemDeDude Halloween pumpkins tutorial by GemDeDude
I chose to post this today as the Halloween is close. ;P

Materials: orange, green, fluorescent (or white) polymer clay.

Tools: cutter, something with round end (e.g.: paint brush), sculpting needle.

1. For each pumpkin we make an orange ball, with the wanted size.

2. We press each ball with the finger, just a little bit.

3. In each ball we make a dimple in the upper side, where the stem(?) will be.

4. With the needle we segment each ball, giving it that pumpkin look.

5. Out of green polymer clay we shape the stems and attach them. We make them like "snakes", thick in one part and thinner and thinner towards the other side. If you wish, you can add details to the stems, vertical lines, with the needle.

6. Preparing them to be attached on the findings. For rings, we let them as they are, to be glued. For charms/pendants we put head needles through them. For earrings I chose to bend the stems and make them into loops, making sure that the pumpkin will always show the same face (it can move when you put a needle through it).

7. Out of fluorescent/white clay we cut thin and small triangles for eyes and nose and zig-zags for the mouth. We stick them to the pumpkins and press carefully.

8. Bake. Varnish if necessary.

9. Attach the findings.

They look really cute in the dark! :D

If you have any questions leave a comment. :D

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Have fun! :happybounce:
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Nice tutorial :) lovely pumpkins may I ask what kind of glue you would recommend?
GemDeDude Jul 29, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I use UHU Universal. :D It takes a lot of time to harden completely (up to 3 days), but it works really well for me. And there is a way not to use any glue. You can make a base for the pumpkin (like a plate for example) out of polymer clay, that incorporates the ring base (goes a bit underneath it too) and stick the pumpkin to it directly. :D
That's what I do with charms and necklaces pendants but I'm worried it won't look right on a ring.  Or if I did it that way it wouldn't be comfortable to wear.  Thank you for your help :) I'll try the UHU 
GemDeDude Jul 30, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I did that with many rings. As long as what goes underneath is really smooth it should be OK. :)

You're welcome!
Ok thanks I'll try :)  
Darkbookworm26 Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
these are sooo cool, I love all the details!
GemDeDude Nov 19, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you do! Thanks! :D
spring-sky Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I just want to tell you that this piece had been featured in the 2day's feature box in my profile .
Have a nice day :iconpinkballoonplz:
GemDeDude Nov 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot, dear! I appreciate it! :hug:
spring-sky Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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