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Beer stein marker made from FIMO leather-effect

Beer stein marker made from FIMO leather-effect
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This perfect accessory for your beer stein will get you into the swing of the party.
A beer stein marker, styled to match your traditional dress of course, is the perfect choice to help you relax and enjoy yourself at festivals all over the world. This cute beer stein marker made from FIMO leather‑effect will make sure that everyone knows whose stein is whose. Their customised styling will ensure that no-one gets mixed up and everyone can relax and have a good time.

Step-by-step tutorial

Roll out one block of FIMO leather-effect in dove grey into a thin sheet using the acrylic roller. Take a bead piercing needle and pierce two holes 1 cm apart, to allow you to attach the elastic cord later.

Tip: The leather-effect stands out even better if you move the FIMO sheet gently by hand after rolling it out, pulling it apart a bit.

Then harden the FIMO leather‑effect sheet on the baking paper in a preheated oven for 30 minutes at 130 °C / 266° F on upper and lower heat.
Leave to cool.

Once the sheet has cooled completely, cut the heart template out of paper. Place it on the FIMO leather‑effect sheet and transfer the shape twice using a Lumocolor non-permanent.

Download template

Position one of the hearts so that the two holes are in the middle of it - this is where the elastic cord will be attached later.

 

Now cut the two hearts out of the FIMO leather‑effect sheet using the scissors. If you can still see any pen marks, simply remove them with a baby wipe.

Tip: Work in progress and left-over material should be protected against sun and heat and can be stored in a screw-top jar or in cling film to protect it from dust and dirt.

Thread the elastic cord through the two holes in one of the hearts, creating a loop. Knot each end at the front and stick it with some superglue.

Decorate the second heart with acrylic wax beads in colours of your choice, sticking them with superglue.

Cut a heart out of a scrap of lace and use superglue to stick it to the back of the decorated heart.

Finally, stick this heart to the heart to which you attached the elastic cord.

And your customised beer stein marker is done. Cheers!

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® leather-effect 8010 Oven-hardening modelling clay - single product dove grey 8010-809 1
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard Acrylic roller for an even rolling out of FIMO, for a particularly smooth surface, Ø 25 mm, length 20 cm 8700 05 1
FIMO® 8712 20 Bead piercing needles - Blistercard containing 50 bead piercing pins 8712 20 1
FIMO® 8700 22 Oven thermometer - Blistercard containing 1 Oven thermometer 8700 22 1
FIMO® 8700 14 Blades - Blistercard with blade set, 3 pieces (3 rigid blades), 2 rubber grips 8700 14 1
Lumocolor® non-permanent pen 311 Non-permanent universal pen S - Single product blue, line width S, approx. 0.4 mm 311-3 1
Noris® 965 Hobby scissors - Blistercard containing scissors with 17 cm blade 965 17 NBK 1

Additionally required:

Elastic cord, Lace, Superglue, Acrylic wax beads, Baking paper, Baby wipes

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