Light up your winter evenings with this extruded candle holder.
About the author
Petra lives near Pilsen, Czech Republic. Ever since childhood, she has loved learning new craft techniques. By age fifteen, she began studying art at various art schools in Pilsen before receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia. She has been working for LUCY CLAY since 2014.
Materials and tools:
- Polymer clay (brown, white)
- Czextuder + LC Disk 1 (disc with small holes)
- Laminated working grid
- Scalpel, blade
- Cardboard tube or narrow glass / mold (I used ø5.5cm)
- Baking paper
Condition white polymer clay. Put the clay in the Czextruder and extrude it. Use the extension with small holes (LC Disk 1).
Cut extrusions into smaller parts and start placing them on the working grid. Place all extrusions randomly. Press them slightly together. You can use a roller. Cut off excess clay.
Make rims – place thin strips on both ends.
Use a blade to remove the ‘extruded sheet’ from the working grid and move it on the baking paper. Then wrap the baking paper around the cardboard tube. Press both ends together and straighten the rims. Bake it according to the instructions. You can cover the candle holder in baking soda. The baking will take more time, but the baking soda fixes the candle holder shape.
Make the coaster for your candle shade / candle holder. Make a thick polymer clay sheet, cut a circle. It should be smaller than your tube. Bake it.
Let all parts cool down completely and remove the candle holder from the mold.
Download PDF tutorial for free: winter-candle-holder-PDF-tutorial