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Manly polymer!

Posted on May 26, 2012

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!

2 Comments

  1. Whoop for manly polymer!

    What a lovely piece Cara 🙂

  2. Nice piece Cara! I bought one of those small screw driver sets and covered it for my hubby for his birthday last year. He really likes it and finds it handy for working on small things.

    I know what you mean though about gifts for men. Sometimes it is difficult as they never seem to need anything. lol!

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