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New Polymer Clay Tutorial
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!
The Tutorial is available
in my Etsy Shop
This Pendant was made for Breast Cancer Awareness
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?
Polymer Clay Canes
I was in the mood to make some unique Polymer Clay Canes. I wanted something that would resemble a fine-line pen & ink drawing, but would be tiny enough to use on a 8, 10 or 12mm bead. I came up with this flower & vine idea. The raw cane was approximately 4.5″ in diameter when I finished it. I forgot just how much clay is used in the process! I need to re-stock my White Fimo!
Here is a sampling of some of my new mini canes.
Polymer Clay 4-strand Sterling Silver Chain Baubles Bracelet. Made with very tiny 5mm-8mm-10mm handmade beads. I discovered that creating a bracelet with these extremely small beads is painstaking work, especially with the arthritis in my hands.
Light as a feather, Bauble Earrings, done in Sterling silver
This blog is all about sharing techniques, ideas & exploring new ways of working with Polymer Clay. Join me daily, as I create new items for my Etsy shop or just have fun creating a whimsical sculpture or gift for a friend!
I hope my enthusiasm for clay ignites the spark of creativity within you!
Mokume Gane is a Japanese metalworking technique in which thin layers of metal are fused together and manipulated to create beautiful patterns that resemble the grain of wood. In fact, “mokume gane” means “wood-eye metal” in Japanese. Polymer clay artists mimic this process by laminating sheets of polymer clay together, distorting them, and slicing thin sheets from the stack to reveal the resultant patterns.
I’ve always loved Lime Green & Purple together, kinda weird combination, but that’s me. The greens are actually Premo pearl, so they are quite shimmery, it doesn’t really show in the photo. I’m writing this & listening to Jay Z’s new song Young Forever, I tried to get it to play on this page, but I’m still learning how to do this blogging thingy & I haven’t gotten that far into it yet:(
My millifiore pendant made on a Lime Green base that is layered with dichroic foils, you can see an area of green tinted foil towards the center of the pendant. Next step, adding the translucent swirly cane slices, then the largest flowers & finishing up with the tiny white blossoms. This pendant required lots of wet-sanding…but not too much! I’ve gotten so into the sanding sometimes, I’ve sanded some flowers right off the pendant!! Gosh, I hate when I do that:(