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
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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?
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Here’s my latest creation, it’s a Polymer Clay Mokume Gane technique Pendant with matching earrings.
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:(
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This is one of my pendants that was published in the book “Polymer Artists Showcase” The front of the pendant is a gradation of cinnamon/russet colors, with black lines & dots to complete the composition. The back is a Mica Shift pattern done in a pearlized gold color. The bail at the top is actually a steel bead that I inserted with a wire into the top of the pendant to hold it securely, I like using odd & unexpected things for bails, I am a great collector of odds & ends, that I just know someday I might use in one of my creations. Maybe that makes me a hoarder of sorts? Well, I guess if you looked inside my craft closet you would see I’m not much of an organizer:( but, I know exactly where things are in my hodgepodge, jumbled up craft closet. Just ask me for a purple flat-backed rhinestone, & with a little digging, well maybe a lot, I’m sure to find one!!
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The making of a pendant
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:(
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This is a Butterfly Pendant that I currently have for sale in my Etsy shop. The background base of the pendant is a skinner blend I created using Fimo Soft clay in a blend of Lime Green, Turquiose & White. On top of this I layered bits of Faux Dichroic, a clear Bubble cane & a few of my own Purple Aster Flower canes. The Butterfly cane was a work in progress, in other words, I’d add some new accent colors, let it sit, and go back to it again when I felt the urge to complete it! It probably took me a month or two to finally get it the way I liked it. For the finish glaze on the pendant I used a clear macro-sparkle treatment. I really like this finish, as it gives a luminous glow to the piece and is relatively easy to achieve a pleasing result.