As spring has coming a-knockin’ I decided to get a little crafty and make something out of one of my books “The Mysteries of Isis”- Scarab beetles.
1/2 cup a salt
3/4 cup hot water
2 cups brown bread flour
1 tbsp canola oil
Dissolve the salt with the hot water and add in the flour with the canola oil, add in a few sprigs of lavender leaves and/or flowers as well as a little dried lavender. Add the oils, I used one drop of each.
Knead the dough until it is thoroughly mixed. This is not edible so please don’t be tempted to eat the dough *blegh*!
Once the dough is workable start making the scarab shapes, I made 7 medium-sized ones and plenty of little hearts to go into a jar.
The scarab shapes are oval. Inside the scarab shape you can make a T to divide between the head and the wings. you can make them more detailed than I did, but this was my first attempt and I’m not much of a sculptress, so I left mine pretty plain and added little decorations by their heads… a Chinese Feng-Shui coin, a Yin/Yang, a flower, a Key, a heart, a butterfly and some gold jingly thingy which I was going to use in my sewing projects.
Preheat oven to 300F and bake for 1 hour or until they are hard. When they are hard and cooled down then you can paint them. I decided on a turquoise colour sacred to my Lady Hathor, and definitely one of my favourite spring time colours of joy, peace, wealth and health. Paint a coat or two of varnish and voila…
Brightest Blessings! )0(