The traditional colors and imagery associated with Asian design influenced the creation of this polymer clay pendant.

Materials:

Instructions:

  1. Roll black clay to a little less than 1/4” thick. Silkscreen with gold paint and Ginkgo silkscreen. Let paint dry.
  2. Use circle cutter to cut disc from silkscreened clay.

    Asian Influenced Pendant HOW 1

    Asian Influenced Pendant HOW 1

  3. Roll gold clay to a little less than 1/4” thick. Dust Deco Disc with cornstarch, tap to remove excess. Stamp rolled clay with Deco Disc. Use round clay cutter to cut out stamped Lotus flower.

    Asian Influenced Pendant HOW 2

    Asian Influenced Pendant HOW 2

  4. Roll red clay to a little less than 1/4” thick. Use Ginkgo texture sheet to texture rolled clay.
  5. Cut out a circle the same size as the silkscreened circle. Use clay blade to cut circle in a little less than half – one side will be slightly larger than the other. Apply a little Bake & Bond to to back of the smaller section and mount over the silkscreened disc. Cut a portion of a smaller circle and mount as shown. (This will help support the lotus flower.)

    Asian Influenced Pendant HOW 3

    Asian Influenced Pendant HOW 3

  6. Apply Bake & Bond and mount lotus flower centered over edge of red clay – off center on pendant as shown.

    Asian Influenced Pendant HOW 4

    Asian Influenced Pendant HOW 4

  7. Use Bake & Bond to apply red gemstones to lotus flower as desired.

    Asian Influenced Pendant HOW 5

    Asian Influenced Pendant HOW 5

  8. Bake according to manufacturer instructions.
  9. For finishing the pendant, I tried it two ways.  For the first, I applied Gel du Soleil UV resin over the entire pendant and cured. It has a great glossy shine all over and catches the light beautifully.

    Asian Pendant HOW 7

    Asian Pendant HOW 7

  10. For the second pendant, I covered the black silkscreened portion of the pendant with scrap paper, sprayed the remainder of the pendant (front and back) with PYM II sealant. Then I applied the Gel du Soleil UV resin just to the black silkscreened portion. I love the finished result – the black looks lacquered but the texture and details of the other elements is better highlighted.

    Asian Pendant HOW 8

    Asian Pendant HOW 8

  11. Add black satin cording.

Designed by Cindi McGee

www.cindimcgeebehindtheseeyes.blogspot.com

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