I used ready to cover barrettes as the base of the claws. They were about the shape and size I needed. The original barrette is shown on top. I took off the clasp and flipped it in the second pic. I molded sculpey around them in the third. Because the sculpey was mushed in around the barrette, if it cracked it would still hold together. I made a test one I beat with a hammer to be sure.