Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Making a textured polymer clay pendant

Here are the super-easy steps to creating this pendant:

1. Stamp black polymer clay with a texture plate. Cut slits at both the top and bottom for jump rings and gently mold the clay closed around them. Bake according to the directions for your brand of clay.

2. Mix liquid sculpey with gold mica powder. Wipe it all over your clay and let it settle in stamped parts. Rebake.

3. Sand the surface with fine sandpaper to remove mica from the raised surface of the texture. Now the piece will look like a mosaic with black grout! Add another thin layer of plain liquid sculpey to the surface if desired and bake one more time.


4. Create dangles to attach to the bottom jump ring. I kept the middle bead “floating” by using a small crimp on the headpin. Use Diamond Glaze or E6000 to glue brass stampings or other charms to the pendant surface. Add a large jump ring or bail to the top.
Copyright 2008 Cyndi Lavin. Not to be reprinted, resold, or redistributed for profit. May be printed out for personal use or distributed electronically provided that entire file, including this notice, remains intact.


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6 comments:

Klay Kisses said...

Thanks for the tip and it is nice to meet you. You have some very nice items.

Cyndi L said...

Thank you very much for your visit! I'm always delighted to meet new people :-)

Sher said...

This is so elegant.

Cyndi L said...

Thanks Sher! It's a really easy technique too.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I just came across this again and wish I had bookmarked it years ago! Literally!!

I think I saw it in 2009. I still love it. It stands the test of time.

It's bookmarked now ;-)

Cyndi L said...

Thank you Eileen! I still wear it too :-)

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