Disney’s Moana Inspired: Maui’s Fish Hook Necklace DIY
Hi Resin Crafters, It’s Natalie from Doodlecraft. I love the movie Moana and all the fun songs. I was inspired by Maui’s fish hook and wanted to recreate it in Easy Sculpt clay. Easy Sculpt is an epoxy clay that dries to a smooth fabulous porcelain-like clay with a white finish.
The fish hook has a uniquely simple shape and makes a great gift for the holidays.
Gather these 3 supplies:
Parchment Paper for work surface
Easy Sculpt is a 2 part epoxy clay. Read the instructions thoroughly before beginning.
The clay has a 1 to 1 ratio, so ultimately scoop out an equal amount of each container. Work over the parchment paper to prevent sticking to table.
Wear the included gloves, this gets very sticky. Mix them together until well combined.
Once combined the clay is extremely tacky. Follow the directions provided with the Easy Sculpt, but essentially let it sit on the parchment paper for about 30 minutes to an hour. The clay becomes firmer and less sticky, but ultimately easier to mold.
Once the clay is firm enough to mold, roll it out in the shape of a hook.
Then use a hobby knife to cut a small barb at the end of the hook.
At this point the epoxy clay needs to cure, in this case, overnight. Once cured, it becomes shiny and smooth.
In the meantime, work with the leather cording by cutting a piece about 28-32 inches.
Wrap the leather tightly around the top of the fish hook 3 times as shown below and finish it off with a tight square knot.
Tie the other end of the leather cording and it is ultimately ready to give as a gift or wear proudly.
Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.