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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up I made polymer clay betta fish!

The blue one is of Omlette, he was my model. It's actually so realistic when you see it that when I showed it to my sister she screamed because she thought I killed Omlette. The second one is a make-believe marble white, black, red, and blue veiltail betta that I just made up when I was bored. Both fish are made from polymer clay (Fimo and SculpeyI, II, and III) and baked in a toaster oven at 200 degrees set on medium. The marble fish is a little lumpy though because I made him too thin and he burned and got all lumpy. Thankfully I made him out of scrap clay and just painted over him! I've been "working" with clay for around 5 years. When I was 8 my mom found a giant bag of clay at a yard sale and bought it for me. Even earlier I played with reusable kid's clay. Polymer clay isn't very expensive, but Fimo is very hard to work with because it is so hard.
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Here are the pics! Hope you enjoy.
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Those are wonderful, I sure wish I was atristic. My daughter got all the artistry in the family.

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Those are wonderful, I sure wish I was atristic. My daughter got all the artistry in the family.
Thank you :D Making these is easy though! You just have to make shapes and make slits in the body so you can secure the fins on. Then paint it to your liking!
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wow that is nice,i actually thought that was omlette to when i saw the pic XD

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wow that is nice,i actually thought that was omlette to when i saw the pic XD
Why thank you O.O Creepy enough, when I leave it next to his tank everybody freaks out when they walk by (lol >:D)

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So realistic! You should post something in the classified add about how you can make these! I bet tons of people would like to have their bettas made into clay! I know I would, heck I would pay for this kind of thing! But just not right now, I'm saving up to start my betta sorority! Woo Hoo! All I have to do is sell some stuff on eBay (American Girl Doll stuff that just gathers dust in the corner) and I should have enough money to set up my sorority and some left over! My plan is to get the sorority set up, then upgrade Shimmer (my current betta) to a bigger tank, then If I have any left, put it in the bank!

I like bettas. Why would I be here if I didn't?
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I agree with the above.
They're lovely and I'm sure many would enjoy having their betta's immortalized in clay for a small fee.

Do you think you could do a PK one of my Tux(my forum picture to the left)? xD

My wishlist:
-duckweed- -black and white marble, anything but VT-
-javamoss- -koi marble, anything but VT)
-hatchable brine shrimp eggs-
-indian almond leaves-
-Melano Halfmoon male-
-steel blue or royal blue CT or HM female-
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Oh those are just so cute! You did them so well :D
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I agree with the above.
They're lovely and I'm sure many would enjoy having their betta's immortalized in clay for a small fee.

Do you think you could do a PK one of my Tux(my forum picture to the left)? xD
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