Friday, October 18, 2013

Pendants 3

This is the first time I have attempted making jewelry using Sculpey. Those who read this blog probably already know Sculpey is a crafting clay that you form and then bake to make your project permanent. I found it very easy to work. I basically broke off a piece of the clay and used a round plastic rod to roll it to the thickness I wanted much like making pie crust. I followed this by folding over the top edge of the clay to form a channel to pass a cord through. Then I broke off another piece and rolled it into very thin ropes. I used those ropes to form my design on the flattened piece of clay. I made three of these to be used as pendants. Then into the oven they went. Lastly I painted my pendants with a variety of acrylic paints and threaded each with a cord for wearing.

Please forgive me but I was so intent on making my project I forgot to take pictures of the process. And so, I only have pictures of the finished projects to show you.
I found that metallic and iridescent paints looked the best for this project.
 The following two pictures are of the same pendant. However I added a little rhinestone to the bottom of my motif shown in the last picture.




I could definitely use more practice at forming my designs but I thoroughly enjoyed making these regardless.

2 comments:

The3amstamper said...

These are gorgeous! I love the way you've worked the colors and patina effect.
I'm always on the lookout for ideas to use in card and page designs for Jewish celebrations. Thanks for sharing!
Mary Varley, the 3am Stamper
http://www.3amstamper.com

Tamathyah said...

Love how relic they look. It's as if they were found in an archeological did in the Holy Land ;-)