The word amulet has the same root with the words preserve, protect, i.e., to store and to protect from all troubles and tribulations. Millennia have created items that were in the house and scare away evil spirits, were those that people had to carry: rings, bracelets, pendants. Production of souvenir-amulet – the opportunity to send your loved one a piece of his warmth and love. Today, we propose to make a new year's souvenir, which will be the mascot for your family.

How to make souvenir-talisman with their hands

As a talisman we offer to make a bracelet with pendant horseshoe. According to ancient Celtic beliefs, it is able to ward off the devil, and to bring luck in all undertakings, to get rid of the disease. Our bracelet will not only protect the owner but to serve as an original accessory.

Let's start with the preparation of materials we need:

  • a small piece of bright silver or polymer clay
  • a knife for cutting mastic
  • square shape pendant
  • toothpick to create holes
  • a stamp in the shape of a horseshoe
  • acrylic paint, a fine brush, paper towel
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  • lace crisp cotton, hemp or leather
  • metal clasp for bracelet (optional)

We remind you that it's best to work with polymer clay on glass or ceramic surface.

New year souvenir-talisman: master class

Start to make our new year's souvenir-talisman, I try to work very carefully, paying attention to the smallest detail.

To start, cut a small piece of material. If you have a small bundle, for example, Fimo clay, you will need 1/4. Roll into a neat ball, and then flatten it with your fingers, thickness about 3-4 mm.

Now cut out the square. If you don't have the special stamp, then use any possible means. Form can be rectangular or oval. The corners should be slightly rounded.

Armed with a toothpick, mark the locations for future openings. Check that they are placed symmetrically on the sides. Make the holes the right size, there should easily inserted string.

With a stamp apply a picture of a horseshoe. If no special tool, then draw a horseshoe on a souvenir charm from the hand (e.g. with a needle).

As you can see, on one of the step-by-step photos, pendant bracelet decorated with inscription. You can also engrave the name of the lucky winner of the Christmas souvenir.

When the drawing is ready, send the crafts in the oven. Follow the instructions on the package.

After the product has cooled, take paint and paste the picture in color.

Excess immediately remove the paper towel. Now cover the surface varnish or glaze. Be careful to not fall into holes made by us. If this happens, immediately clean with a toothpick.

When the coating is dry, you can begin to assemble the bracelet.

If you have the clasp, the strap can be made of several different colored twine. Cut a few pieces of thread, thread through the hole and fix it on site.

The remaining ends should be of equal length. The same needs to be done on the other side. Measure the desired length of the bracelet and cut the excess. Fix the lock.

We use standard lugs and clasp hook. When you will insert the ends of the bracelet to the tip, add a DAB of glue to the design of better kept.

We have finished creating souvenir-talisman in the New year.It looks very original, suitable as a cute accessory to any casual look, and the horseshoe will be reliably protected from the troubles of the outside world and to bring good luck.