1. Knead yellow clay
until soft and smooth. Roll a small piece into a rope about
¼” in diameter and about 2” long. Make
2. Knead white clay until
soft and smooth. Divide into five pieces to make it easier
to work with. Place each piece between two pieces of wax paper
then roll out until it is at least 1” wide and as thin
as possible, about 1/16”.
3. Place the yellow rope
on the piece of white clay at the center. Starting with edge
of the white clay towards you, carefully lift and lay over
the yellow rope. Trim away excess white clay at each end as
close to the yellow rope as possible. Press edges together
so that it is firmly wrapped around the yellow. Make five
ropes in this manner.
4. Place ropes together
to form a bundle. Trim excess clay from each end. Roll a ball
of yellow clay into an oval that is large enough and long
enough to wrap around the outside of the ropes. Yellow clay
should be less than 1/8” thick. Wrap the yellow clay
around the bundle of white ropes.
5. Roll this newly formed
rope until it’s approximately ½” in diameter
to stretch it out. Place on wax paper in the refrigerator
for 2-3 hours. Remove and slice into thin pieces.
6. Press the slices onto
the glass votive candle holder until completely covered.
7. Bake clay covered votive on an oven proof glass surface
at 275°F for 15 minutes per ¼” thickness,
with good ventilation. DO NOT USE A MICROWAVE OVEN. Avoid
over baking. Let cool.