Polymer Clay Rose Wine Glass Charms for a Cowboy Theme Wedding

Polymer Clay Faux Leather Rose Wine Charms by Sarah Wood

Spotlight: “The faux leather roses were inspired by the unusual color pallet of leather and turquoise.” ~Sarah-W

Today’s spotlight makes me wish there was a wedding coming up in my family so I could make something like this! Sara Wood is the featured guest today. She has a delightful story about her friend marrying a real Texas Cowboy. But I’ll let her tell you the story below.

Related links include: (1) Faux Leather Roses; (2) Rose Beads; and (3) Faux Leather Technique.

Here’s What Sarah Wrote:

I have dabbled in polymer clay for years and years (I still have a package of Promat in my stash if that tells you anything). I remember when Premo came out and finding Kato clay on the shelf at my Hobby Lobby was enough to get me claying again after a long hiatus.

I’ve enjoyed many projects over the years; pens, Christmas ornaments and lots and lots of beads. I either keep things and use them, or they go for gifts and donations for charity (or school) fundraising auctions.

I love the colors and the feel of polymer clay. I love blending and creating cool effects with clay and the wide variety of materials that seem to find their way to my work table. (anyone else seem to be a magnet for craft supplies?)

The faux leather roses were inspired by the fact that my friend was using the unusual color pallet of “leather and turquoise” for her “cowboy” wedding. The dress code for the wedding is jeans and boots so I wanted to make something special and appropriate. I remembered some Roses from Cindy’s lessons and thought there was a faux leather one. I searched the past volumes and found what I was looking for in Volume 13. I used Studio by Sculpey for a leathery look. The brown is desert sand and nutmeg, The turquoise is teal and desert sand. The leaves are on one ring and the roses are on another.

I have made other toasting glasses for my childrens’ weddings by curving polymer clay stems around the stem of the glass with flowers at the top and bottom. Unfortunately they don’t seem to stand up well to much handling. I thought the wine glass charm approach might work out better. I am very pleased with the way they turned out. The bride was surprised and pleased by them. My polymer clay hobby is well known so she guessed that I had actually made the roses.

I generally try the techniques that Cindy posts in her weekly videos. Sometimes they end up as a messy blob, but if I actually go back and follow the directions I usually get a good project. It is great to have weekly (sometimes daily) inspiration to get to the worktable and try something new. Cindy, thank you for your dedication and effort in keeping us and our clay moving forward.

~Sarah Wood (Ransom Canyon, Texas)

Polymer Clay Faux Leather Rose Wine Charms by Sarah Wood Polymer Clay Faux Leather Rose Wine Charms by Sarah Wood

Sarah you are fabulous! I bet the Bride and Groom will be thrilled! What a nice way to make the moment special for them. This kind of idea could work with a lot of different types of events as well as a variety of different themes.

Putting the roses and leaves on a wine charm is an excellent idea, for easier construction and baking of them in the first place, and for ease of washing of the glasses later. As well, should the glass get broken at any time, it can be easily replaced.

So everyone, please give Sarah some love in the comments section below. And also do share with us any other inspirations you may have in regards to making polymer clay wedding decor. Let’s see if we can put some creative ideas on the table to help others who may also be involved in wedding plans with their friends and families.

** If you have been inspired by my teachings and would like to be featured in an upcoming Spotlight Article, then please do write up something creative and email it to me along with a selection of your project pics. Make sure to send me high resolution photos that I’ll be able to zoom in on to show the details of your work. If you don’t already have my email address, simply leave a comment below and I will get it to you right away.

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  1. Lynda Dunham-Watkins, 16 October, 2009

    What a fantastic idea and sooo beautiful.

  2. Deborah, 16 October, 2009

    Sarah what a wonderful wedding gift! I love the unusual color scheme and I think Studio is a fantastic clay to use for roses…the texture of them is wonderful! You did a phenomenal job. =D

  3. Melinda, 16 October, 2009

    Fabulous!!! I love those roses and that idea! How very pretty. You did a very nice job. Thank you so much for showing us!

  4. Dawn, 16 October, 2009

    Beautiful Sarah. What a great idea and so thoughtful! Love the colors too, so unique. I love the inspiration I get from this site.

  5. Elizabeth S., 16 October, 2009

    Stunning!!! This bride was lucky to count you among her friends. I’ll bet she will treasure these forever.

  6. Lisa Whitham, 16 October, 2009

    I love the look, colors, the idea…Simply beautiful…!!!


  7. Lyniece (the Bride!), 16 October, 2009

    What a lovely surprise to see my gift of toasting glasses featured. Sarah is a very talented crafter and it means so much to me that she created these beautiful clay charms to help make our wedding unique. Love Ya, Gal! Lyniece

  8. sarahwww, 16 October, 2009

    Thank you everyone! This was a fun and special project. I enjoyed making and sharing it. Psssst–instead of champagne, they toasted with margaritas.
    Yee Haw! ;)

  9. Julia Bannister, 16 October, 2009

    Wow!!! Those are simply stunning (as well as inspiring)! It really makes me want to take my clay out again. I’ve had several weeks where for some reason I just haven’t felt motivated to get my pc out, but I feel motivated now!


  10. Peggy, 16 October, 2009

    So very beautiful. Love the colors and design. Cindy brings out the best in all of us. Thanks for sharing with us. Making a gift is always so much more personal. I am sure the couple will charish these for a very long time.

  11. JoyceM, 17 October, 2009

    I agree with everyone, Sarah. Just spectacular, beautiful colors and exceptional work. Congratulations to you and the bride. Thanks so much for sharing. Another inspiring spotlight!

  12. Silverleaf, 18 October, 2009

    How lovely! I like the colours a lot too. :)

  13. Cindy Lietz, 29 October, 2009

    Even though I have been reading all of these lovely comments, I just realized I hadn’t put in my 2 cents!

    I just want to say congratulations to you Lyniece on your wedding and your creative way of celebrating it! Doug and I got married in a barn and we used peacock feathers and garden flowers for accents in the decor, so I totally ‘get’ your kind of wedding! You must be thrilled to have such a great friend as Sarah to have made you such an unique and meaningful accent to your wedding table. Thanks to the both of you for sharing your special event with us!

  14. Ruth Berger, 05 December, 2013

    I am making redneck wine glasses,, a pint mason jar on top of a glass candle sick holder glues with E6000 glue,, some i have used glass paint to paint the fruit design in color and bake,, but others are plain,, i was wondering can i wire wrap the candle stick with like copper wire and attach either baked clay beads or small cut outs,, what sealant can i use if any that these glasses would be washable,, or should i make just a wine ring that can be taken off prior to washing,, thanks,,,

  15. Cindy Lietz, 09 December, 2013

    Your Redneck Wine Glasses sound cute Ruth! Since polymer clay is basically a plastic, it doesn’t actually need to be sealed to be washable. I would wash them by hand though. The dishwasher detergent may not be so good for the clay. But soap and water are just fine.

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