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:

Tools 1
Premo clay (it is a high quality oven bake clay), bits and bobs (I used old watch parts).

Tools 2
Jewelry blanks. I used bobby pins, pendants and bracelets.

Tools 3
Poly bonder (Helps everything to stay in place), tiny shape cutters--like mini-cookie cutters.
*I found all of this stuff at Hobby Lobby

Step 1
Knead clay
Pull off an appropriately sized piece of clay. Knead it until it is soft and pliable.

Step 2
Press into mold
Press it into the shape you want. I used a heart blank (meaning an empty jewelry piece).

Step 3
pull off excess
Pull off the excess and smooth out with your fingers.

Step 4
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.

Step 5
Bake according to package directions...mine said 275 F for 6mm thickness, 30 minutes cook time.

Step 6
Admire your work


If you don't feel like making your own you can check out some of mine on our etsy site. Click here.

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