Thursday, October 6, 2011
Project: Making Jewelry with Clay
See the necklace in this photo? Want to learn how to make it? You do?! Wonderful! Let me tell you how...
You will need:
Premo clay (it is a high quality oven bake clay), bits and bobs (I used old watch parts).
Jewelry blanks. I used bobby pins, pendants and bracelets.
Poly bonder (Helps everything to stay in place), tiny shape cutters--like mini-cookie cutters.
*I found all of this stuff at Hobby Lobby
Pull off an appropriately sized piece of clay. Knead it until it is soft and pliable.
Press it into the shape you want. I used a heart blank (meaning an empty jewelry piece).
Pull off the excess and smooth out with your fingers.
Embellish. I used this tiny heart cutter and watch bits. Use poly bonder, but be careful not to over paint it as it can stain the clay.
Bake according to package directions...mine said 275 F for 6mm thickness, 30 minutes cook time.
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If you don't feel like making your own you can check out some of mine on our etsy site. Click here.