St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland but On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. So cook up some corned beef and cabbage with Irish soda bread. Celebrate the luck of the Irish with this emerald shamrock pin.
For this project I used:
Green Sculpey clay
12ss Emerald Rhinestones
Wax tipped tool
Roll out the green Sculpey clay to 1/4 of an inch thickness. Cut out shamrock shape using the template and an plastic knife. Place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with white paper. Bake in a preheated 275 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Once cool, place a drop of Gem Tac about the size of the rhinestone on the front of the shamrock. Using the wax tipped tool, pick up a rhinestone and place it in the drop of glue. Gently press down allowing the glue to cover the edges of the rhinestone. Continue placing glue drops and rhinestones until the shamrock is covered. Allow to dry for 24 hours. When the glue is completely dry, turn the shamrock over and using Gem Tac, glue the pin in place. Again, allow to dry for 24 hours.
A beautiful glittering symbol of the Irish to help you celebrate!
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