to bring my faux dichroic glass creations to life.
|Textured Rainbow Earrings|
|Textured Rainbow Earrings|
How to Make a Polymer Clay Mold
Spring has sprung here on the sunny West-Coast of Florida. Flowers are blooming, trees are lush and green, and the weeds are abundant! It inspired me to go for a walk in the woods, and as polymer clay is always on my mind, I decided to search for something new to use in my mold-making. I found so many interesting shapes and textures that I thought would lend themselves perfectly to polymer clay. A few of the plant specimens are shown below. I found it best to use them right away, as they seem to dry out quickly, and become brittle.
Grasp the stems by the ends, and carefully pull them out, so as not to distort the raw clay mold. For the stubborn ones left behind, use a beading pin to gently pry up the pieces. If you are going to use the mold to make earrings you can stop at this step.
|Pendant made using the mold with the raised edge frame|
My NEW Emerald Faux Dichroic pendant featuring
Pantone’s color of the year for 2013
I created this pendant and the tutorial for the Polyform Products Company, the maker’s of my favorite clay Premo! Here is the link to the free tutorial I wrote for them: www.sculpey.com/projects/premo-dichroic-look-pendant
Enjoy the free tutorial! Check out all the great new
products from Sculpey too!
Their new texture sheets are fabulous.
What’s on my work-table this week? Earrings! I love making earrings, they are practically the only jewelry I wear, other than my wedding ring.
I created a fern mold & made a few sets of these, with 14K gold findings. They are quite thin & delicate, with a generous coating of resin, to add shine & depth.
Of course, I had to make some purple earrings too, my favorite color!
These “Fairy Wing” earrings are something a bit different for me. I wasn’t sure I liked them & I almost threw them in the reject bowl (yes, I have a Large reject bowl) but I managed to tweak them a bit & they turned out quite interesting!
I made these leaf shaped earring from an old Kaleidoscope cane. I love Hot Pink & Orange together, it’s such a 70’s retro look.
Come take a peek at the other goodies I have for sale in My Etsy Shop Beadazzle Me
|Mica Shift Technique Earrings|
|Mica Shift 1″ Pendants|
Now Available in my Etsy Shop
Introducing my 2nd Polymer Clay Tutorial.
This one is called “How to Create Cabochon Pendants”. It is a step-by-step guide, including 42 color photos, 28 pages. Also contains, a Gallery
of completed projects, and a helpful Q& A Tips section!
This is a 2-part tutorial, it’s like getting 2 tutorials in one!
I’m creating more Faux Geode pieces again!
|3/23/11 Happy Birthday Mom! This Tutorial is dedicated in my Mom’s memory. She taught me every craft skill imaginable…she is my Heart:)|