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One day you may find yourself with the same conundrum Nancy found herself facing– having a gorgeous antique furniture piece with one missing handle.

With a trip to the craft supply store and a little advice from the staff, she was able to make a replica handle by molding and casting it in Sculpey oven bake clay.

There are definitely fancier mold making materials out there, and ones that will produce a better long term solution to replacing a piece of hardware. However, for a one-off mold and for the price, I am quite impressed with the results.

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Before trying something like this, consider how much the piece will get used. If you will need to pull on it, or is it simple for decoration? All of these factors will determine which materials are right for your project.

To see how Nancy completed her project, check out her blog, Artsy Chicks Rule.