This new pendant is a great way to explain why our Jewelry Clay is ideal for any sort of dimensional work. In my case I am making jewelry. For those of you who work with miniatures, build model train cities or work on assemblages and other hobbies I know you will see how the clay has many different applications.
The project begins with a few items. A shell I picked up in Florida, miniature ceramic lady, some old rhinestone chain, crystals, screw eyes, gem stone ships and our Jewelry Clay.
My shell has a very thin edge. In order to make my rhinestones sit flat, I built up a ridge.
I also used the clay to attach my lady and gemstones. See how my rhinestones are all facing straight up now? I also attached my screw eyes at this point so that when the clay was cured this pendant would be instantly wearable and I could attach anything to the bottom.
My last step was to apply some silver Pearl-Ex. This powder just clings to any exposed clay and makes my rhinestones look like they were soldered in place.