Beetle Brooch DIY

For this DIY I used black fimo effect clay, make-up glitter, metal wire, a brooch needle, pliers and some thicker needles to use for sculpting details. I also used fimo gloss varnish.

polymer clay beetle brooch diy

I used the wire to make a skeleton for my beetle.

polymer clay beetle brooch diy

I also attached the brooch pin to the skeleton.

polymer clay beetle brooch diy

When I felt that the skeleton base had a good shape I started to add clay to it.

polymer clay beetle brooch diy

polymer clay beetle brooch diy

polymer clay beetle brooch diy

polymer clay beetle brooch diy

I used a needle to add details.

polymer clay beetle brooch diy

Before baking the brooch in my oven, I added some purple/green body glitter to it. This NYX body glitter is made from aluminium, so it is oven safe.

polymer clay beetle brooch diy

At first I was planning on putting on the glitter with a brush, but ended up dabbing it on with my fingertips.

polymer clay beetle brooch diy

After baking it, I let it cool for a while before coating in with a few layers of varnish.

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