Hello dear friends!
How are you today? Are you on track with this year’s resolutions?
Me, I decided to choose the mantra Meaningful for this year. Meaningful ways to spend my time, meaningful projects, meaningful relationships. And, of course, polymer clay continues to be meaningful to me.
Which is why I prepared a new tutorial for you. I’m working again with (blue) Cernit metallic clay. In fact I used the scrap clay from my previous project (Blue dangle earrings). And yes, this project is great to use up your scrap clay, especially the metallic clay.
For the beautiful Art Deco texture I used an art deco stamp from CreateAlong. com. This is a stamp that I particularly like and that I use a lot in my work. As a member of the Create Along Design Team I get to experiment wonderful tools and I surely love the way Create Along supports clayers through the inspiration provided via the Polymer Clay Adventure yearly project, the Passion for Polymer Magazine and more.
I used gold metal leaf for this project. But you could use silver leaf, copper leaf or abalone leaf.
After cutting out the shape for the earring components I felt that something was missing. I was not convinced I liked the shape as it was. So I decided to use my “secret” tool, which is not so secret, meaning the Scallop Border cutter from CreateAlong. com (which is one of my favorite tools).
The earrings are slightly mismatched. I even added only one bead as embellishment for the earring findings.
I invite you to watch the full tutorial on Youtube and to Subscribe to my channel for more inspiration for your work with clay.
Here’s the material list for this project:
Cernit blue Metallic Polymer Clay
– Navy Blue Polymer Clay
– Create Along Deco Art Stamp
– Gold Metal Leaf
– Tangram Stencil
– Create Along Scallop Border Cutter
– smoothing tools, rigid blade, craft knife
– Gold metal wax and baby wipes
– thin brush for gold metal wax accents
– paintbrush and Glossy Varnish
– pasta machine and roller
– an oven and an oven thermometer
– jump rings and earring findings
As always I hope that you’ll take this inspiration and use it in your work with clay!
P.S. I invite you to enroll in my free mini course on how to make your own clay tools and molds for polymer clay!