Tag Archives: faux techniques

Mokume Gane My Way

I thought I would try using my own version of the Mokume Gane technique, which consists of 3 basic ingredients, White Fimo, Alcohol inks & silver leaf. I was surprised & pleased with the results. I think it resembles some type of rock formation, or maybe a landscape?

I made the bracelet with thin shavings from my Mokume Gane block. I also added spacer beads made from translucent cane slices, inked to match.

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Faux Geodes Continued: Polymer Clay Ideas

Faux Geodes Continued…

I’m creating more Faux Geode pieces again!

This time it’s a pendant consisting of 5 very thin cane
slices in varied shapes, colors & sizes. I used
Pardo Jewelry clay to achieve the translucent Turquiose
& Olive Green shades. Added to each color is a
generous portion of my favorite Translucent Pardo.
The light shines through the sheer slices & illuminates them

Polymer Clay Tutorial: How to Make Faux Glass Beads

Tutorial: How-to Create Faux Glass Beads

I just released my first Tutorial! How-to Create Polymer Clay
Faux Glass Beads. It’s available in my Etsy Shop Beadazzle Me.
I sold my first copy just an hour after listing it on Etsy!
I love sharing my techniques & ideas. This tutorial
is a complete step-by-step guide, with 20 full-color photos,
of  how to achieve your own, unique, hand-crafted beads!
You’ll be amazed by how Glass-like they appear! They are made
using the new Pardo Professional Polymer clay.
It’s so much Fun, you won’t be able to stop at justone, it’s addicting! Make your own shimmery Faux Glass Bead bracelet, Earrings,
or maybe a simple drop pendant.
Happy Crafting:)
 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:)

Polymer Clay Faux Geodes Continued…

Faux Geodes Continued…

I’m creating more Faux Geode pieces again!

This time it’s a pendant consisting of 5 very thin cane slices in varied shapes, colors & sizes. I used Pardo Jewelry clay to achieve the translucent Turquiose  & Olive Green shades. Added to each color is a generous portion of my favorite Translucent Pardo. The light shines through the sheer slices & illuminates them.

These earrings were created using a Skinner Blend cane in shades
of  Grape, Lavender, Plum & Fushia.

Polymer Clay Faux Geode Necklace

This necklace was created using a Faux technique. I used Fimo Classic translucent for this project as it is a firm clay suitable for caning. I mixed bits of Premo in Violet & Purple to make the clear colors, edged in a translucent black squiggles cane.

I’m still wondering whatever possessed me to create this piece, it must be my ongoing love of Rocks & Geodes. Ever since I was a little kid I’ve had this fascination with rocks:  Large river rocks, amethyst geodes, quartz, mica…just about any form of rock & I will collect it! I think I picked the wrong place to live when I moved to Florida…no rocks here! Just shells (another obsession) & lots of sand! You actually have to buy rocks here & are they ever expensive too!!

I absolutely love the smooth river rocks, I paint them with whimsical designs so they can decorate my flower garden. Of course I also have my indoor rocks too! I paint those to resemble cats, dogs, bunnies & raccoons! I save the smaller smooth rocks to use as paperweights covered with colorful polymer clay canes.

I’ve also gotten in to trouble with my rock addiction. Every vacation I just have to gather a few rocks as mementos of our visit. Well, one winter vacation we all flew to the coast of Maine. Needless to say, I was in rock heaven! My family looked on from the comfort of the warm car, shaking their heads as I gathered handfuls of granite in the freezing weather. I had so many rocks packed in my suitcase & handbag I could barely zip them, much to the dismay of the officers checking through the baggage for contraband. I don’t know if it was a coincidence or not, but many people were asked to voluntarily get off the small commuter flight out of Bangor, due to excess weight. Do you think it could have been my precious collection of rocks?