Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Pizza party! Mini clay pizza jewellery

Hello! At the end of November, a couple of friends and I had ourselves a little pizza party. It was such fun; we ate lots of pizza and garlic bread, watched The Craft (which I had never seen before!), and made tiny pizzas from sculpey! ^___^

To make these pizzas, I used a similar method to how I made the donut jewellery for my Princess Bubblegum costume; we made the bases and toppings, baked them separately, and then glued them together using puffy paint! ^___^

I still had some super sculpey in this beige colour left, which is perfect for pizza bases. I'm going to have to get some more soon though as all this fake food cooking is working through it at a very much increased rate! ^___^ I started off by making a flat circle; in retrospect, I possibly should have made this circle thinner as my pizzas have turned out looking very deep dish!

Then I rolled out a thin tube of clay and added that to the edge of the flat circle; this makes the raised edge of the pizza. I used a toothpick to smooth down the join between the tube and the circle.


I used a scalpel to cut my pizza base into eight slices, and then baked them for about 15 minutes.

I also made another pizza base, but this one was a bit smaller and I left it whole.


We also made some toppings and it was cool seeing how differently everyone made theirs! Although, we did end up sharing so I think we all ended up with a bit of a mix! ^___^ On my whole pizza base, you can see that I borrowed a couple of mushrooms from Rebecca; Bec made these perfect little mushrooms one by one and they turned out so cute! I think the green bits on the whole pizza were made by Clare, but all the red toppings I used were made by me. The only topping I didn't underestimate my need for is apparently pepperoni! Or tomatoes, I think Heena designated her red circles as tomatoes! ~___^

For my mushrooms and capsicum, I rolled out thin tubes in white and green and then used my toothpick to shape the entire tube into the general shape I wanted. I then cut the tube into smaller segments, but I did have to slightly reshape some of my toppings as they ended up getting a bit squashed. If I do this again, I might try to bake the tube and then cut off the toppings from it. We baked our toppings for about five minutes; since they are pretty small they didn't take long.

I wasn't able to find any yellow puffy paint at the craft store, so I brought some cream coloured puffy paint and mixed it with yellow acrylic paint. It was less thick than regular puffy paint would be, but it was easy enough to apply to our pizzas with plastic teaspoons. Then we just sprinkled our toppings onto our bases - if you want to get precise here, tweezers would really help!

After we decorated our pizzas, we put them back into the oven; it was off, but still warm enough to help the paint dry a little quicker so that everyone could take their pizzas home! ^___^ The next day, I used some E6000 to add a brooch back to my whole pizza and pendant backings to some of my pizza slices. I kept one for myself, but I've also been giving some away to friends ^___^ To give you a sense of size, my pizza slices are 2 cm x 2.5 cm so they make for quite small and delicate pendants.

I really wish I had remembered to take some photos on the night so I could show you everyone's pizzas, but I always always forget to take pictures when I'm socialising! Anyway, it was a lot of fun and I have more food jewellery in the works now ~___^ For a while I avoided making food jewellery/ clothing/ accessories because I thought people might judge me poorly for being a chubby girl wearing a lot of food but now I've realised that I really don't care that much what strangers think! I know that I eat pretty healthy, exercise most days, and keep my blood sugar levels in range as much as I can so if people want to judge me for wearing a pizza necklace, then they can go ahead. But I think we can all agree that pizza is delicious, and very cute in miniature clay form! ~___^
- Lisa xx


Amy said...

These are just to cute! I love Sculpy. :)
Amy xx

Perfect Imperfections

Lavender and Twill said...

Oh, I love clay crafting ~ haven't done it in ages because it takes me so long to set up, but it is so much fun! I have all these ideas for jewelry I want to do. I really should hop to it! Love how your pizzas turned out, the puffy paint looks super!

Have you seen some of Toni Ellison's clay foods? They are amazing! And so realistic! https://www.youtube.com/user/ToniEllison

bonita of Lavender & Twill

Lisa said...

Thanks Amy! ^___^

Thanks Bonita! Clay is *so fun* to work with! It does take a bit of work to set up, once once you've got going it's just so enjoyable ^___^ Toni's clay foods are AMAZING, she is super talented! Her pineapple drinks are my total fave ^___^