|Before: spool and clay|
|After: Crab Pendant by GeltDesigns.com|
Super Sculpey or other molding compound
18-gauge round brass wire
Gold embossing powder
Sculpting and shaping tools
Select and condition the clay. We selected Sculpey Premo! in black and we used a pasta machine picked up at a yard sale dedicated to clay.
|Crab mold created by GeltDesigns.com|
We carved a mold of a crab with a wave background out of casting wax. Then we made a mold of our carving using Super Sculpey. We've used a lot of different mold making materials over the years and Super Sculpey remains the favorite.
We baked the mold in our toaster oven dedicated for crafts.
We made an impression of the black clay in our mold and used a cookie cutter to create the shape we wanted. We used a straw to cut a hole in the top of the pendant to use for a pendant bail.
|Remove clay from oven|
Bake the clay. We used a toaster oven dedicated to polymer clay and other craft projects.
|Attach the bail|
Make and attach the bail. See Make a Pendant Bail.
Hang the pendant on a chain or other stringing material. We used black imitation leather to create our chain.
Make a Pendant Bail
Wire Wrapping For Beaders
Polymer Clay Tips
"The Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration"; Katherine Duncan Aimone
"Ancient Modern: Polymer Clay + Wire Jewelry"; Ronna Sarvas Weltman
"The Polymer Clay Techniques Book"; Sue Heaser; 1999.
"The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques: Projects and Inspiration for Creative Canework"; Donna Kato; 2008.
"The Complete Book of Polymer Clay"; Lisa Pavelka; 2010.
Day 77. Month 4. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent to date: 0
Found materials: embossing powder, polymer clay, brass wire
New Jewelry a Day.