making the pendants, pictures and tutorial

nicethymeAugust 17, 2009

DD2 wanted a flower shape and she settled on a tulip design I drew up

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nicethyme

cut it out and use as a pattern to cut two of the same shape, lay in wire loops or jump rings and "glue" the 2nd piece over top

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 7:18PM
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nicethyme

not pictured I have also cut out a 3rd layer of the 2 smaller petals and stamped them before "gluing" them in place

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 7:21PM
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nicethyme

using tesserae, measure aand cut a strip of clay wider than than the tess is thick. glue along the top edges to form your well

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 7:26PM
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nicethyme

at this point you want to bake as directed on the clay label. after it cools and hardens, sand it upside down on a flat surface to even out the well wall. smooth off and bumps and burrs from the sides and back

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 7:34PM
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nicethyme

LOL I didn't skip a step, just a number!

now I make bunches of teeny little balls and worms

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 7:38PM
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nicethyme

"glue" them into place and bake again

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 7:40PM
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nicethyme

now you can paint it however you like and mosaic it.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 7:55PM
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texasfern

I am sooooo excited! I just got my clay in and I have to try this!
Thanks sweetie!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 8:27PM
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nicethyme

I should warn ya Fern, its addicting

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 8:37PM
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nanatricia

That looks like fun but I have way to much going on in my life right now!I do love it tho!!!!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 10:40PM
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texaswild

You're an amazing, multi-talented artist, my dear. Congratulations on another facet of your art. I just shake my head w/every one of your projects. Thank you for new inspiration.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 6:49AM
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Calamity_J

Oh Candy! This is truly another addiction I am sure!!! And to think you can glue it together like that! LOVE IT!! Thanks for showing us! I still haven't used all the stuff in my last Tesserae exchange, I'll have to go look, I think I got some of this stuff! I already have a pasta machine(never used it yet, I'd be big as a house!LOL!)may have to donate to the experiment! OH heck...I'm skedaddling back to my throne now..Slow....

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 9:16AM
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cathyscache

Nice that is just too clever!!! I have never tried the clay before but this sure makes me want to!!!! Thanks for the info....

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 10:38AM
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nicethyme

oops I never clarified here that "glueing" in terms of polymer clay is using liquid clay to glue with. in the case its liquid sculpy but i think all the brands have a version of this, its also used for transferring pictures to clay.

thanks everybody

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 5:19PM
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chinatreasures

Thanks so much for sharing your instructions! Something I definitely want to get to ~ after I learn to make a column, or fountain, or something out of mesh and concrete!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2009 at 11:03AM
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