Friday, February 15, 2013

Jewelry Clay Believe Pendant

 Here is a pendant that I hope will encourage you to experiment with the new Envirotex Jewelry Clay.
 My pendant started with this heart shaped bezel and all these various jewelry components.
 It would be very hard to try and glue items these in place.    I have a bird that I want to showcase, a long pin with a rhinestone edge and these vintage unusual rectangle crystals. 

 The new clay allows you to work in three dimensions.  I know I can add a component that may need support.  I made a small batch of Jewelry Clay and filled my bezel.
 The I added in all my pieces.  I made sure everything had really great contact with the clay.  
See how the birds are just slightly attached?  
The clay is sticky enough to adhere to these items.
 Of course, my favorite technique is to then just brush some green Pearl-Ex across the surface of the pendant.  The Pearl-ex will only cling to clay. This way, I can make clay in any colour I want!
 I "believe" that you will think my pendant turned out fantastic too!

7 comments:

  1. Photos 2 and 3 look like you scored the Jewelry Clay. If so, can you describe the purpose of scoring? Thank you!

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  2. Hi Mary Anne, those score line were already in this bezel when I bought it...I did not make any extra markings. But now that you mention it, scored bezels like these give the clay something more to adhere to.

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  3. Waiting for this to show up at Michaels. I have tiny elements all ready to put into rings and bezels.

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  4. I checked my Michaels out today but it's not there yet. I may have to try hobby lobby

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  5. Where can you buy this clay?

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  6. IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE RINGS WITH THIS CLAY? I DON'T MEAN PUTTING IT IN A PREMADE OR METAL BEZEL . I MEAN THE ENTIRE RING. I SEE IN THE VIDEO THAT GLOVES ARE WORN WHEN USING THIS CLAY.SO I AM CONCERNED NOT ONLY WITH STRENGTH BUT WITH SAFETY ISSUES WHEN THIS CLAY COMES IN CONTACT WITH SKIN , SUCH AS WHEN WEARING IT AS A RING.

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  7. rrock, I have not made a ring, so I can't tell you for sure. All resin clays should require you to wear gloves when you work with them. The saftey data sheets for all ETI products are on the website.

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