brain cane Anleitung gemacht und der Cane von der Häkelnadel heißt bullseye cane. Die Canes habe ich dann in die Gefriertruhe gelegt, damit ich später möglichst runde Scheiben abschneiden kann. Dann habe ich etwas Restfimo genommen und daraus einen Griff an die Häkelnadel gebastelt. Etwas kleiner, als ich den späteren Griff tatsächlich haben wollte.
As promised a small insight in my work with polymer clay. First of all you need a pasta machine. There are people who say this is not necessary but since I'm a scientist I need repeatable results. A pasta machine has different sizes, you are very fast and you can condition the polymer clay faster. Furthermore you can make blends from one colour to another very easily. When you have your pasta machine make a cane. A cane is a roll of polymer clay from which you can cut slices which will all have almost the same pattern. The cane from yesterday's orifice hook is a brain cane and the cane from today's crochet hook is a bullseye cane. I put the canes in the freezer so that I'll be able to cut preferably round slices. Then I took some leftover polymer clay and built a handle around the crochet hook. I made it a tad smaller as I wanted the actual handle.
I tried to keep the surface as smooth as possible. Then I cut a few slices off my cane.
These sliced you can put onto your handle. Try to close all holes and spaces between the slices. I didn't make it at all spaces but I'm still a beginner. To make sanding more easier try to make a smooth surface again.
Bake the crochet hook as stated in the instructions. After that you have to sand. I started with 180 (just rought - not too long) and used all sandpapers up to 1000 (I didn't had a finer one and I sanded very long with this one). In additon I wet-sanded in our sink. For this you need special wet-sanding paper of course. Then I took my Dremel and put ten 1" x 1" jeans pieced onto it and buffered the whole thing. You can make it super shiny with buffering. By the way the drop you can see between hook and polymer clay is Epoxy.