In chess, each player has one queen also known as lady. In English, the figure is called “Queen“ in french “Reine d’échecs“. The queen is like the tower a major piece. The queen is the strongest character in the game. The queen has the value of nine pawns. The lady moves diagonally and linearly. She moves forwards and backwards. The field color does not matter. So the queen is both, knight and bishop. Furthermore the queen can pull as far as they want. But skipping other characters on the field withhold the knight. In the original chess called “Chaturanga“ there was no queen. On her field, there was a minister of the king, which could only pull one field diagonally per move. In the 15th century, the queen was greatly enhanced. This goes back to Maid of Orléans, the famous national heroine of France. The queen is represented often in armor as a warrior. However my polymer clay queen is a noble lady in an elegant dress. For the body of the queen I use the color cameo. I roll out cameo at level 2. I cut out the body twice. For the template, check out the info box below the video. After cutting you should have these two body parts. One half is used for back. I insert wire on the arms, on the legs and on the neck. The wire is 1 centimeter long. The other half is the front side of the queen. I add breasts and a décolleté. The torso I shape with a needle tool. The body now looks like this. I put the two halves together. I bake the body of the queen 30 minutes at 110 degrees. For the head of the queen I use five colors – chocolate, white, cameo, red and black. The ball for the head is 1 centimeter in size. For the eyes, I press in two small depressions. For the nose, I use a needle tool and shape the contours. For the lips, I use two narrow ribbons of the color red and shape them with a needle tool. For the eyes, I put up white, chocolate, black and white as a highlight. For the eyebrows, I put up a narrow ribbon of brown. The head now looks like this. I combine the head with the baked body. For the socket I use the color red, a mold and polymer clay residues. I pollinate the mold with white chalk and press the polymer clay residues in the mold. I cut off the excess of polymer clay. The socket now looks like this. I roll out red at level 1. I cover the bottom of the socket. I roll out red at level 5. I wrap the socket with red polymer clay. The socket now looks like this. I take the baked body and set it on the socket. I fix the feet of the figure with red. I bake the socket, body and head of the queen 30 minutes at 110 degrees. For the dress of the queen I use two colors – black and red. I roll out red at level 5. I roll out black at level 5. For the décolleté I use thin ribbons and cover the breasts. With narrow ribbons I shape the bust size. I use a needle tool. The décolleté I decorate with a red ribbon. The queen now looks like this. For the dress I use black rectangles. The rectangles should be as wide as the queen legs are high. The rectangles I place zigzagged around the waist. The edge I turn inwards and fix on the socket. Following the same principle I complete the dress. The waist I accent with a belt. The belt I close with a green gemstone. For the hair I use chocolate and a bowl of water. I mix the two components. The polymer clay must be tough as a gum. I put the chocolate on the head of the queen. With a needle tool a shape the hair. The hair of the queen now looks like this. I bake the queen 30 minutes at 110 degrees. After baking I shape the arms. For this I use the color cameo. For the fingers I cut one end with the knife. I fix the arms to the wire. One arm I decorate with ribbons. The other is decorated with an emblem. I conclude the arms with a red ribbon. Use the template I make the crown. I decorate the crown with green gemstones and the fimo color metallic gold. The crown I put on the head of the queen. I bake the queen 30 minutes at 110 degrees.