I am a miniaturist. What is that, you ask? I make miniature objects (mostly food) using polymer clay.
I told my second grade students about this feature I was writing and now they all believe I am famous. It’s funny how you see your life going down one path (being a teacher) and it can veer off (becoming a miniaturist) when you least expect it. I think the most amazing part of creating Allie’s Minis is that it gives me the flexibility to be the creative mini-making artist I am, and be the fun-loving, hard-working second grade teacher I strive to be everyday.
In terms of this tutorial, ice cream is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. I worked at a local ice cream parlor for most of my high school career. I believe all the time I spent around ice cream has lead me to include immense detail in my mini ice cream cone!
If you like this tutorial and would like to see my other items for sale, please take a peek at my Etsy store here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Alliesminis
You can find my blog here: http://minieatsalpal.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much for browsing my work! Your support means the world to me!
Dark brown polymer clay
Light brown polymer clay
Tool with flat edge
Tool with bumpy sides (for the cone detail)
Step-by-step directions for:
Chocolate Ice Cream Cone
1. Make a small ball of brown clay. Roll the ball until its smooth and it is about ½ inch thick.
2. Roll out a small ball of light brown clay.
4. Using theX-acto knife, cut off the rounded edges.
5. Roll light brown clay on surface that resembles cone marks.
7. Push down on edges of ice cream all the way around.
8. Attach light brown ice cream and dark brown ice cream. Tah Dah!
See how cute and mini they are!!! That's a match in the background. Attach jewelry rings to make into charms for necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Wow! Those ice cream cones are CUTE!!!! They are so dainty and detailed! You should see the rest of her miniature creations at Allie's Minis and Mini Eats! Makes me want to wear food necklaces around all day (if only the clay was flavored). Visit Allie's blog HERE and her Etsy Shop HERE to be amazed with what Allie creates!
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