I made this jewelry set a year ago and posted pictures of it. I also made a small tutorial for this jewelry set but it never got posted. So, i thought that is was about time that I upload this. The tutorial is focusing on how to make the clay bead but i also mention the supplies needed for the whole project.
Tools I used for this project:
- dotting tool (it’s originally for nail art)
- Wooden skewer
- sewing needle or pin
- small knife
- Polymer clay
- Wooden beads
- Wet wipes
- Jewelry thread
- Jewelry lock
- Jump rings
- Earing jewelry pieces
- FIMO Glossy Varnish
- Create the color you want for your project by mixing different colored clay together. You need two colors for this project, one for the base and one for the decoration.
- Use a pasta machine or a rolling pin to make the clay thin.
- Cover the wooden beads with clay. There will most likely become air bubbles in the clay. Try to get them out by making holes with a needle.
- When you covered the bead evenly with clay use wet wipes to remove dust and other particles from the surface.
- Roll the second color of clay into lengths with your hands.
- Depending on how big you want your decoration on the bead to be divide the roll in desirable size. Roll each piece into preferably equal balls.
- Put the balls on the bead in whatever way you like, I wanted to create a flower shapes throughout the bead.
- Use the needle or dotting tool to pull out the balls and create more depth to the design.
- When you are content with your creation clean it very carefully with wet wipes.
- Then bake them in the oven according to the instructions on the package.
- After they are baked and cooled put the beads on sticks, wooden skewers or something similar and paint with glossy varnish. Let this dry according to the instructions on the jar.
- When the varnish has dried you can start to assemble the whole jewelry.
I wish you alla a good day, afternoon, evening, night or morning wherever you may be on this planet.
Now autumn is more or less here, many of the leaves have change to really glowing colors while some have fallen to the ground. Lately, as I maybe have told u before, my craft has been focused around clay. I enjoy doing various projects with clay but recently I have mostly spent my time doing jewelry. Never before had I made a bracelet only consisting of clay and that was something I really wanted to try, and so I did. I just have to tell you that it was not as easy as I thought it would be to make a clay bangle bracelet. The hardest part according to me was to keep the shape I created when I continued working with it. I tried different ways to make this part easier but I think it’s inevitable that the original shape changes after working with it a while.
With the first bangle I chose to create the base of the bracelet and then bake it in the oven. After the visit in the oven I decorated the bangle with clay and baked it again. So, I will tell you what was good and bad with this way. The good thing was that it did not change its shaped when I worked with it (after being baked). I could hold it without being afraid of making any marks on the clay. I had cleaned the base from dust particles and such, that sticks to the unbaked clay, with wet wipes before baking it. That was a good thing because then the base did not attract more dust while working with the decoration part. The bad thing with this way, was that the clay (for decoration) did not stick as easily to the baked clay as to unbaked clay.
With the second bangle bracelet I did the opposite to what’s described above. So, in this case I did not bake the base of the bracelet before I started to decorate it and this was a little more of a challenge. The shape changed during the time I worked with it and I had to handle it with more care than the first one. I used the wet wipes continuously this time. The decorating part was both easier and harder with this one. The clay could stick a lot easier to the unbaked clay but the shape of both the base and the decoration kept changing as I covered all the bangle.
The photos are of both the bangles that i decribed (purple, mint green) above and some others i made. I am also including a charm which counts as a clay jewelry as well. I did not use any glossy varnish for the jewelry this time.
I hope you all had a nice time and I wish you all a good afternoon, evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.
This post is going to be focusing around a watercolor project I did some week ago, for my grandfather’s birthday. I don’t know if you remember but last year I decorated a box with clay for him and so I thought that he could get a painting this year instead. His birthday is in September and during this time it’s the biggest apple season where we live. Apples were therefore a suiting motive for this painting. So, I searched in my computer for photos of the fruit from my grandparent’s garden and I found a very pretty one. I took photos of the projects different steps so you all can see the rough sketch to a finished painting. I used Winsor & Newton, Schmincke and Van Gogh watercolors for the painting and paper from Cartiera Magnani. The outlines are made with Pigma Micron Fineliner, in different sizes.
I hope you all have a good evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.