Happy 2014! Having just returned from my beautiful hometown of Cape Town, South Africa, I am inspired and excited to begin planning my new ventures and adventures for this year. To kick it all off, I want to share a project that will help ward off the winter blues. I have been in love with copper and marble elements for a while now and decided to combine the two to create a few accessories for my home. Below are some images that have inspired me.
These marble and copper candleholders were created using simple oven-bake clay and leftover copper piping we had lying about.
2 oz. white oven bake clay
2 oz. grey/granite oven bake clay
1” copper pipe
1: Cut and condition the clay. I used about 1 part grey/granite to 4 parts white clay.
2: Roll the clay into long snake-like shapes.
3: Press granite clay into white and fold clay in half. Fold in half again.
Repeat steps (2) and (3) two more times.
4: Once clay is sufficiently mixed, roll into a ball.
5: Shape clay into a square by flattening the sides, top and base.
6: Insert copper pipe into the center of the clay.
7: Bake following packaging instructions.
I hope these candleholders bring a little light and warmth to your home this winter. Nicole