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Polymer Clay Faux Dichroic Jewelry

Polymer Clay Faux Dichroic Jewelry

I’ve been busy creating some colorful
Faux Dichroic jewelry for my Etsy Shop.

I always wanted to work with real dichroic glass, but this is the next best thing! I use a nice thick coat of Enviro tex lite resin
to bring my faux dichroic glass creations to life.

 
Textured Rainbow Earrings
You might like to try one of my tutorials, click the link below:

Tutorial

Polymer Clay Faux Dichroic

My latest experiments involve the use of some scraps leftover from other projects. I carefully save the little bits between layers of wax paper, and store them in plastic file drawers. Last weekend I decided it was due time to find out what was lurking in those secret drawers. What I discovered was a scrap pile consisting mostly of my favorite colors, purple, lavender, turquiose, & various blue-green shades. Here are the results of my weekend foraging:)

Most of these pendants are available in my Etsy ShopBeadazzle Me

New Tutorial: How to Create Polymer Clay Faux Gemstone Pendants

Polymer Clay Faux Gemstone Pendants Tutorial

Introducing my sixth polymer clay tutorial to my Etsy Shop: How to Create Faux Gemstone Pendants. It includes 29 pages of step-by-step instructions, 47 photos, and a Gallery section of completed projects. I’ve had so many requests to write a tutorial on this new technique, I sure hope everyone will enjoy it! It is availble now in my Etsy Shop: Beadazzleme.etsy.com

Polymer Clay Tutorial: Applying Resin to 3 Types of Pendants

New Polymer Clay Tutorial

 This tutorial illustrates how to apply a 2-part resin coating to the top surface of 3 Different Types of Pendants:

• Flat, smooth pendants, Steps 1-12
• Raised textured pendants, Steps 13-15
• Curved Pendants, Steps 16-19
• Adding a second coat of resin, Steps 20-21

I just released my third Tutorial, I thought I’d never finish this one! It has 35 pages & 61 Photos. The photos are close-ups, so you can easily follow the step by step format. The reason I decided to write this particular tutorial is that I’ve had so many customers & folks on my fan page ask me “How do you get that shine on your pendants”? Now, you can find out the steps I take to get that great domed effect & fabulous shine on the most difficult to cover projects like the Raised Surface Pendants, I make in my Cabochon Pendant Tutorial! This is the way I found that works best for me, and I get perfect results every time. Here is the link to the Resin tutorial.
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Polymer Paisley

POLYMER PAISLEY
paisleya distinctive intricate pattern of curved, feather-shaped figures based on a pine cone design from India. ORIGIN – early 19th century, named after town of Paisley, Scotland, the original place of manufacture.
I’ve always loved the distinctive Paisley design. Many will remember the more psychedelic version from the late 60’s & 70’s, seeing it splattered over everything from caftans to wallpaper. My version is done in Premo metallic polymer clay. Mixing various shades of purples & violets to achieve a pleasing palette. To complete the look I added a crystal clear coating of Enviro-tex lite resin.
I also tried a complementary color mix of salmon, turquiose, & gold, for this shield shaped pendant. For the bail I used different sprockets I found at the local hardware store.

Polymer clay: Millifiore meets Faux Dichroic

Millifiore Meets Faux Dichroic

I’m having a great time this summer working with my own unique flower canes. I love mixing the colors and layering the different types of flowers, for a real 3-D look. After sanding the pendants with 3 progressively higher grits of sandpaper, it’s time for a nice thick coat of resin for a glass-like shine!

My pendants are available in my Beadazzle Me Polymer
Clay Jewelry available in my  Etsy Shop

Polymer Clay & Resin Pendants

Polymer Clay & Resin

Some of my latest creations feature a nice thick coat of Enviro-tex resin.  I never liked working with resin, but I decided to give it another try. Finally, getting the hang of it! Seems it takes some fussing with a toothpick to keep it evenly at the edges, or else it doesn’t stay and shrinks back as it cures. It takes some practice, that’s for sure. Being the impatient person that I am, I couldn’t wait 8-10 hours for it to cure either! I popped the pendants in my craft oven at 200 degrees and after about 15 minutes…Wha-La!!

You can find my new pendants in my Etsy Shop