How to make a tiny polymer clay orange

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17 Responses to “How to make a tiny polymer clay orange”

  1. Bob Doles Communist Doppelganger says:

    @1:

    Really, though, the only reason you’d need to play the world’s tiniest violin would be to lament your lack of tiny polymer clay oranges, a problem that is now solved.

    Now I just need a tiny “Polymer Clay Oranges” pennant to wave.

  2. Lauren O says:

    Tilt-shifted.

    (I can tell by the pixels.)

  3. oasisob1 says:

    I’d like a tiny polymer clay violin to accompany this piano: http://www.xkcd.com/532/

  4. Noelegy says:

    Last summer, during the time I was job-hunting, our 7-year-old niece came to stay with us for a couple of weeks. I had a shoebox-sized carryall filled with various colors of polymer clay, and sculpting tools (a well-meaning art project that never took off), and, running out of things to keep her occupied, I got out the clay and we started making dollhouse food. That stuff is addicting.

    I had a polymer clay technique book that had a woefully short section on making food, and she and I modeled food for three days, fired and varnished it, and I sent it all home with her except for the tiny, adorable plate of California roll (complete with convincing wasabi and pickled ginger) that I made and kept for myself. We didn’t make any oranges, though. And I wonder why. My life seems incomplete without wee clay oranges.

  5. anaximander says:

    Looks to have originally come from here – she has loads of books covering food & other miniatures.

    http://www.angiescarr.co.uk/

  6. Lars Haeh says:

    This is the same extruding process used in making some types of hard candy.

    How It’s Made did an excellent job of documenting the process in this video:
    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=uep6FKZWRsY

    The results are astounding.

  7. Anonymous says:

    It doesn’t look like there’s any credit on the sites linked – the orange tutorial is by Angie Scarr. Here it is on her site: http://www.angiescarr.co.uk/UK_Oranges_Demonstration.html

  8. Ned613 says:

    But its not a navel orange!

  9. Rezpect says:

    Yep, that’s exactly what it is.

  10. Anonymous says:

    @#10: What we really need is how to make a giant hand and razorblade.

  11. Anonymous says:

    man, you English sure have a weird sense of what is funny

  12. Gilbert Wham says:

    This was BB’ed a couple or so years ago if I remember correctly. They’re still pretty cool little oranges though.

  13. LYNDON says:

    This is the same extruding process used in making some types of hard candy.

    And, at least I assume, quite like how they make the lovely millefiore glass in Murano and places that copy Murano. Except colder.

  14. HaltingPoint says:

    Looks like the person with the blog is now aware of their boost in incoming traffic and has put a stupid interstitial ad up. Yay for spammers.

  15. Anonymous says:

    @#3.. re: the tiny piano- do you think he asked for a tiny pianist?

  16. guy_jin says:

    Why aren’t they making tiny violins? I NEED a tiny violin!

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