Diamond Pattern Pendant watermarked

Diamond Pattern Pendant watermarked

I have been experimenting recently with different, unexpected ways to texture polymer clay. For this project, I’m using a large bolt from the local home improvement store. 

Materials:

  • Sculpey® Souffle
    • Cowboy
    • Latte
  • premo!  Sculpey®
    • Jungle
  • Makin’s® Clay roller
  • Large metal bolt 
  • Diamond clay cutters in 3 graduating sizes 
  • Krylon® 14k Gold Leafing Pen 
  • DecoArt® Metallic Lustre™ – Gold Rush 
  • Sculpey® Bake & Bond
  • Goldtone jump ring, head pin,chain, closure 
  • Jewelry pliers

Instructions:

  1. Roll all 3 colors of clay to a little more than 1/8” thick.
  2. Roll bolt across each color of rolled clay to make striped indentations. Turn the bolt and roll again to create a diamond pattern.

    Diamond Pattern Pendant HOW 1

    Diamond Pattern Pendant HOW 1

  3. Use largest diamond shape cutter to cut out diamond from brown clay.
  4. Use largest diamond shape cutter to cut out two diamonds from latte clay.
  5. Place latte diamond overlapping brown diamond, about 1/4” from the top. Set second latte diamond aside.
  6. Use medium shaped cutter to cut through center of latte diamond, cutting through brown diamond also.

    Diamond Pattern Pendant HOW 2

    Diamond Pattern Pendant HOW 2

  7. Use smallest diamond cutter to cut two diamonds from jungle green clay.
  8. Place gold headpin on center of back of one, then place second diamond over the top and press gently to join two pieces together.
  9. Use Krylon 14k gold leafing pen over the sides of all pieces.

    Diamond Pattern Pendant HOW 3

    Diamond Pattern Pendant HOW 3

  10. Make a small hole in top of brown diamond for a jump ring.
  11. Bake all pieces according to manufacturer instructions .
  12. Flip brown & latte diamonds over.
  13. Use medium diamond clay cutter to cut center from second latte diamond.
  14. Place second latte diamond over back of first, trim off portion that extends over the brown diamond. Remove.
  15. Cut off ends of pin that extend beyond clay.
  16. Place head pin with green diamonds centered over opening in latte diamond. Add a small amout of Bake & Bond. Place the second latte diamond over the first and press gently to adhere to first piece.

    Diamond Pattern Pendant HOW 4

    Diamond Pattern Pendant HOW 4

  17. Bake again according to manufacturer instructions.
  18. Add gold jump ring, chain and closure.
  19. Use fingertip to apply a light amount of Metallic Lustre to enhance the diamond pattern.
Designed by Cindi McGee

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