To make each place card holder, you'll need:
- Aluminum foil (about 4" off the roll)
- Stiff wire -- I used 10 gauge copper wire but you can use floral stems
- Needlenose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
- Polymer Clay in the color of your choice to be the "potion" -- about 1/8th of a 2oz block
- Black Polymer Clay -- about 1/4th of a 2oz block
- A thin pointy object such as the end of a small craft paint brush
- A thin, smooth rod, such as a screwdriver, to wrap the wire around when creating your card holding loop
Pull the straight length of wire through the hole so the loop acts as a stopper at the other end.
(It is possible to make the loops in the wire that will hold the card in this step instead of later. See the last step for details.)
Bake this at the temperature and time specified by your brand of polymer clay, in a glass baking pan. I line the bottom of my baking pan with paper.
Once this foil and clay creation has cooled, it's time to form the cauldron around it. Gather about 1/4th of a 2oz block of clay and roll it in your hands until it's soft and pliable. Pinch off enough to make about a 1/2" ball of clay and set this aside.
Bake the cauldron in the paper-lined glass pan again, according to the directions on your clay.
I bent around 2" of the end of the wire over at a 90 degree angle, and wrapped the folded-over end around a screwdriver to make it nice and round and tight. The last part is the hardest to wrap but I found it simpler to simply trim the wire down so that I had two full and one partial loop. The card can be inserted between the first and second loops.