Today is my wonderful husbands birthday. Off course I wanted to make him a present but what do you give a man? I have already made him a keyring and a rather special polymer clay covered pen. He would rather something practical and useful than something decorative. So after a look round a DIY store looking for inspiration here's what I made him
Yes it's a screwdriver! The handle is decorated with a black and white geometric cane (which did get a little distorted conforming to the shape of the handle but I hadn't quite made the cane big enough so had to stretch it in places rather than fill the gap - that'll teach me to make a small cane!). I decided to give it a textured surface rather than polish it as it may be hard to grip a shiny handle. I textured the surface with 120 grit sandpaper, this gives a texture that feels nice to hold. Needless to say having learnt the hard way several times I now remembered to test cure the object I am thinking of covering to make sure it will not have a problem in the oven.
Not sure what I will make him next year - do share any ideas you have for mens gifts using polymer clay in the comments!
Happy Birthday Richy!
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