Friday, February 7, 2014

Clay Pendant Tiles with Jewelry Resin

 This necklace features a clay pendant tile that has been coloured several times.  I really like how my finished piece looks!
I made my clay tile with Jewelry Clay.  I coloured it with metallic rub-ons.  A sealing coat of Resin Spray was my final step.

 Since I have been working with the Jewelry Clay I have resumed my love of rubber stamping.  These stamps have been in my collection for years and this is the first time I have used them.
 I stamped my rubber into the rolled out clay and trimmed it to make this tile shape.  When the clay was cured I applied metallic wax rub-ons to colour it.
 These are the metallic rub-ons I use.
 My friend Nancy Donaldson is a wire wrapper.  I asked her to add some wire to my tile so it would look more polished.  The wire wrapping framed my piece and turned it into something easy to dangle.
 I took my new pendant to my stash of sari ribbons.  I wanted to see what colours would best accent this pendant.
 I was very attracted to the blues and felt they would look great together with the silver.
 I used simple jewelry making techniques to make my ribbon a necklace.
Once I attached the pendant with jump rings I decided my pendant tile needed a little more blue, so I added some additional highlighting.
When you make your own pendants they can become any colour you want by following these simple steps.

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE this!
    Where did you find the silver elements that are on the ribbon holding the pendant? I would love to have some. :)

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    1. They are a specialty finding. You would need to know a store that sells them because John Bead does not sell directly to consumers. http://commerce.johnbead.com/eStore2/frmItemDetails.aspx?setItem=26002053-01

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  2. Carmi- where do you find the metallic wax rub on product? I have looked at all the craft retailers in my area and can't find anything except the large single containers of Inka Gold and maybe 2-3 other colors. I would rather know a brand or company before I try to order something online that might not be what I'm looking for. I love the effect on several of your projects when you have used it. Also- I tried to find a Fiskar hand drill like the one you used on a previous post and could not find that style- only one shaped more like a small drill with a turn handle off to the side. I would really appreciate knowing where I might find one of those as well. Love, love, love your blog- and I have been just thrilled beyond words to be part of the resin time project!!
    Thank you very much,
    Joelle Platz

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    1. Hi Joelle, I bought mine from a Scrapbooking store that is no longer open. They were made by a company called Craf T, but I can't find them online. I do see these trays in online scrapbook stores though when I googled metallic rub ons and metallic wax rub ons. There are different companies out there that make them in a paste in tubes and jewelers have a high end option with a product called Gilder's Paste.

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