Working with polymer clay is fun and easy once you figure out what to make with it. Polymer clay is not like play do. It has to be conditioned in order to mold it into something. My favorite brands of polymer clay are Sculpey and Fimo. These can be found at Michaels or any craft store. The polymer clay that I used for this project comes in a square block which is about two ounces. One two ounce square is enough to make four plain napkin rings or two decorated napkin rings. You choose the colors you want to use for this project. This article will help you learn the easiest way to make polymer clay napkin rings.
After you have conditioned the clay by squeezing and rolling it in your hands, you will need to roll out a snake or log shape of clay. Make sure it is not too thin and if your are making a set of napkin rings that they are the same thickness. Once the snake has been formed, turn the two ends up and connect them by gently and firmly pressing together. You will see a line where the two ends connect. Smooth that out with your finger until the clay is blended together with no lines or cracks.
You may bake your napkin ring and leave it plain or you may add decorations. Adding simple leaves and rosebuds are a simple way to make your napkin rings look prettier. You may also choose a more modern design such as adding some stripes or dots in another color. Once your napkin ring is the way you want it to look you may bake it or the set on a baking sheet lined with wax paper at 250 degrees for 20 minutes. After it is cooled you may use your polymer clay napkin rings. You nay add some glaze so that they won’t crack. If you would like to buy a set of polymer clay napkin rings like the set shown in these pictures feel free to check out my polymer clay section.