Everyone seems to really love my smiley balls. I’ve ended up giving away over half of the ones I’ve made. I wanted to have some to give to friends I’m going to visit in the spring, but carrying full-sized ones in my luggage wouldn’t do, so I planned to make small ones.
These weren’t as easy to sculpt as I thought. Like the doll heads for my faeries, it’s hard to not damage the part you’ve already done while putting pressure on it to create the next part. I made a couple dozen of them anyway.
Second hardest part–glazing them. Here’s a picture of a tool I made to hold them while waiting for the glaze to dry.
It’s two forks duct-taped to a champagne cork, with a rubber band for tension. It works fairly well. I just wish I had four or five of them.