A Timely Mistake

The napkin ring seam failed after a three-month test drive.

The napkin ring seam failed after a three-month test drive.

For several months now, Tim and I have been test driving a couple of polymer clay napkin rings. The other day,the seam on the one pictured failed.

That was a timely failure. The napkin ring is the first project we’ll do in my Fall Lifetime Learning Institute class. In my prototype napkin rings, I depended on the joined clay pieces bonding as they cured. But the bond obviously wasn’t strong enough for the manly use of a napkin ring.

The problem is easily presented. We’ll just squirt a thin bead of Translucent Liquid Sculpey (TLS) on the edges before joining them and curing the piece.

As for Tim’s napkin ring, I’ll repair it with a little Super Glue.

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