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post #1 of 10
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I have this cute little bread dough ornament which lost its ear when I first got it. I kept gluing it back on, but now it has been totally lost. Someone was helping me clean house and dusted it. I didn't realize it was missing until after she had vacuumed and left.

Does anyone know of someone who could help me restore the ear on my little kitty? You can PM me if you don't want to post it on the forum. I just love him and am so disappointed that the ear is now permanently missing.

post #2 of 10
I can't help you, but that is a gorgeous lil ornament. I hope you are able to find someone to fix it for you.
post #3 of 10
Well...you could try Sculpey (or FIMO, or any other polymer clay), which you could fashion into a new ear, bake, coat with a shiny acrylic glaze to make it match the finish, and then glue into place with a two-part epoxy that would really hold.

Or you could make a tiny little hat for the kitty to wear (at a rakish angle) that would conceal his unfortunate earlessness. Do you knit or crochet? It could be really cute if you knitted it with tiny, tiny yarn...
post #4 of 10
That ornament is adorable! I like the idea of the hat, that would be too cute. In my opinion, a broken ornament is a well loved ornament. When I was growing up we actually had a section of the tree that was the "ornament infirmery". All the animal ornaments missing parts were put there...a reindeer with 3 legs, a teddy bear missing an arm, etc.
post #5 of 10
That is an adorable ornament and I see why you're upset about the ear. I too like the hat idea. But I bet you could go to any ceramics shop that teaches classes and someone would be able to do something with it.
post #6 of 10
oh yeah the hat Idea is great. A little santa hat would be so cute.
post #7 of 10
I second trying some Sculpey clay. With this the color you buy will pretty much be the color it bakes to, so white will still be very white and it looks like that ornament is a bit off white. If you can't find that color you can tint the clay with markers - a tiny dot of brown and maybe yellow mixed in at a time until the clay is tinted to match.
Have some fun with the leftover clay - make your own kitty ornament or something.

Make two or three ears, follow baking instructions. I always used a piece of foil to bake Sculpey on (mother wouldn't let me use a pan, even though it would not harm it). When you're done making the ears put the extras away just in case you lose another one. You may also want to try taking a fine grade sand paper to the edges you'll glue together so that there will be a rougher surface for the glue to adhere to.
post #8 of 10
I can't help with the ear, but I love to use Super Glue to repair these types of things.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by katachtig View Post
I have this cute little bread dough ornament which lost its ear when I first got it. I kept gluing it back on, but now it has been totally lost. Someone was helping me clean house and dusted it. I didn't realize it was missing until after she had vacuumed and left.

Does anyone know of someone who could help me restore the ear on my little kitty? You can PM me if you don't want to post it on the forum. I just love him and am so disappointed that the ear is now permanently missing.

If you don't have any bread dough, you can buy some Fimo or other polymer clay, they come in tiny inexpensive packets. Shape the ear in the colour you want, bake it, then superglue it on.
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Well...you could try Sculpey (or FIMO, or any other polymer clay), which you could fashion into a new ear, bake, coat with a shiny acrylic glaze to make it match the finish, and then glue into place with a two-part epoxy that would really hold.

Or you could make a tiny little hat for the kitty to wear (at a rakish angle) that would conceal his unfortunate earlessness. Do you knit or crochet? It could be really cute if you knitted it with tiny, tiny yarn...

Poop, i didn't even read all the posts, you idea stealer
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