Out came the polymer clay again. It took me a little over an hour to make my fish. I was actually very impressed with my finished product. That is until my husband told me it was much too big for a child's size necklace.
So, I set off to make a smaller version, which I don't like very much. I didn't realize how much harder it would be to make once I scaled it down. But, Allison loved it and wore it all weekend.
My 13 year old liked them as well and asked if I could make her a Nemo necklace. I admit, I grumbled about making one since I had worked on the other 2 for quite a while. I wasn't sure if I could even make a Nemo and told her so. "It shouldn't be any harder that the other fish" my husband tried telling me. But since she never asks me to make her anything, I agreed.
Again, when I finished with the clay part, it looked fabulous. That is until I realized I had no white paint. How that happened, I will never know. I tried using a paint pen and the stupid thing leaked all down the side of my finished Nemo. I tried painting orange over it, but it didn't match, which resulted in many coats of orange paint, making it look like junk. I decided it would be quicker just to go buy white paint and make another one.
I finished my Nemo, and again, I am not very thrilled with the results the second time around. Not only that, but once I baked the clay, I realized I forgot to put a hole in it for the necklace hardware. It was now 1 am. I am so frustrated, I want to go round up every fish I can find and flush them down the toilet lol. However, I did manage to poke a hole through it, got the hardware inserted, and Mariah loved it. Yet, I think it is time to put the clay away for a while!
*updated- Yay, fixed the Nemo. I like this one much better!
Do you ever get frustrated by hobbies you tend to love?