Agate Slice Necklace
You know those beautiful agate slices? The ones that are gold plated and fabulous? Let's make our own! Our version is environmentally friendly, cheap and so, so similar in appearance!
* 2 cups of flour
* 1 cup of warm water
* 1 cup of salt
* mixing bowl and spoon
* Paint of your color choice
* Cookie sheet
* Parchment paper
* Metallic thread
* Mod Podge
Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
1. Mix the flour, salt, and warm water together in a bowl.
You want the salt dough to be malleable. Ideally, the dough will not stick to your fingers or crack while playing with it. If these things happen, add more flour or water respectively, to achieve the desired consistency.
2. To make 8 agate slices, approximately 2 inches in length and 1 inch in width each, you will need about a handful of salt dough (extremely scientific measurements, eh?)
3. Begin by rolling the salt dough into a log. Slice the log into 8 sections, each section will become an agate slice!
4. Take one piece and flatten it. Create an asymmetrical shape that is slightly longer than it is wide. Pinch the edges and create a slight well it the center.
5. Cut the center out of each slice with a knife. The more irregular the edges the better! Precision is not needed in this activity! Isn't that swell?