Explore two options for adding texture to polymer clay and create a bold pendant.
- Super Slicer
- Bake & Bond
- 4 piece Round Clay Cutter Set
- 60mm round cutter
- Clay Roller
- Professional® Ultimate Clay Extruder®
- Multi Hole Disc #8,
- Professional Clay Tools
- Corrugated cardboard
- Beacon Adhesives
- Black cording
- Jewelry pliers
- Course salt
- Roll Ecru clay to about 1/4”thick. Tear the top layer of paper off of a scrap piece of corrugated cardboard – I purposely left some pieces for added texture. Place cardboard over rolled clay and press firmly to transfer texture to clay. Use 60mm cutter to cut circle from textured clay.
- Roll Jungle green clay to a little less than 1/4” thick. Use 60mm round cutter to cut circle.
- Roll scraps from green clay again to about 1/4” thick. Sprinkle course salt over clay, press into clay to create texture.
- Use clay blade to cut the top off of the textured straw circle. Place onto green circle.
- Use clay cutter to cut partial circle from salt textured clay. Using the discarded portion of the straw clay circle as a pattern, use the clay blade to trim to the same size piece from the green textured clay and place onto green backing circle adjacent to the straw clay.
- Use clay tool to create holes in top layers of clay as shown for for “stitching”.
- Bake according to manufacturer instructions. Let cool, then brush free the remaining course salt to reveal the imprinted texture.
- Roll remaining green clay and cut into a small rectangle, fold into a tube and mount to back of pendant for bail using a touch of Sculpey Bake & Bond. Bake again according to manufacturer instructions.
- Extrude black Makin’s Clay using a small multi-hole disc. Cut into small sections to create “stitching” – I added a touch of Beacon Tacky Glue to the ends of the small pieces before inserting them into the holes to create a criss-crossed stitching pattern. I used Makin’s Clay for the stitching because it remains flexible after drying and is less likely to break with normal wear. Let dry 24 hours.
- Add black cording and closure.
Designed by Cindi McGee – Behind These Eyes™