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Polymer Clay Tutorial: How to Create a Polymer Clay Cuff Bracelet

Polymer Clay Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

New Tutorial

Purple Millefiori Cuff Bracelet

I finally finished my latest tutorial, this one took a couple months to complete. I love making cuff bracelets, and I hope people will find my unique technique of constructing them, a great alternative to other methods.

In my new tutorial How to Create a Polymer Clay Cuff Bracelet I reveal my secrets to successfully creating a sturdy & flexible Cuff Bracelet, from start to finish. The Tutorial will guide you step by step on “How To Create” a fabulous Millefiori flower pattern bracelet.

You will learn:
Basic construction of cuff, my own way
Step by Step Decorating cuff/ Inspirations/Ideas/my Millefiori technique
Finishing cuff/ Buffing/or Varnish
Drilling cuff & adding magnetic clasp

It includes 24 pages of easy to understand instructions, and 53 color images, Gallery photos of completed cuff bracelet projects. This Millefiori technique (of using small flower canes to decorate) may be used on pendants & other polymer clay pieces. I explain how I do all my millefiori work, so that it appears seamless, and requires little wet-sanding.
Suitable for use by Intermediate to Advanced level polymer clay enthusiasts, will also enjoy it. Some prior experience with polymer clay is needed.

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purple 1-002Link to tutorial:
 https://www.etsy.com/listing/233245943/polymer-clay-tutorial-millefiori-cuff?ref=shop_home_feat_2

Polymer Clay Free Tutorial: Making a Mold

Polymer Clay Free Tutorial: Making a mold using Weeds, Flowers, & Pods

 

                                               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.

Use a conditioned piece of Premo clay that has been rolled out on the #1 setting of the pasta machine. Cut 2 small squares and lay them one on top of the other, so you have a double thickness of clay. Place the clay block on a baking tile. Dust the top of the clay with some cornstarch to act as a release. Trim the plant specimen and arrange it in a pleasing pattern on the clay block.
Next, cover your work with a piece of parchment paper. Using an acrylic square, press down to embed plants and stems.

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.

I like to add a raised frame around the edge when I make a mold for a pendant, it really sets off the design. If you decide to put resin on your pendant, the frame has the added advantage of holding the resin on top of your pendant.
Now, place the mold in your clay oven, and bake for approximately 30 minutes at 275 degrees.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial, Happy crafting!
Tip:  When using your new mold to make a pendant, dust it thoroughly with cornstarch, so the clay doesn’t stick to the mold.
Pendant made using the mold with the raised edge frame
*Note how nicely the thin edge holds the resin

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