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Steampunk Clay Pendant/Ornament

$6.00

Skill Level

Intermediate

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Pattern Details

Polymer clay is a delightful medium and you can do just about anything with it. I was a hobby sculptor for a while way-back-when but left it behind for wire and jewellery. But then my work into steampunk jewellery left me with a bunch of tiny watch parts....which I suddenly realized were perfect for jamming into clay! At first, I had a grand time building a nautilus and a 3D heart - meticulously sculpting details, adjusting the shape, picking out just the right metal bits to add. When I showed my husband he said, "That's great Gayle! But how many of those can you make in an hour?!" My answer was a feeble, "Um... one?" Sculptural work has its place but the hubby had a point - production work is what pays the bills. Which is how I came up with this technique - it's quick and has beautiful, unique results. Along with the step-by-step techniques for making these simple, stunning pieces, you'll also learn: How to work with mica powders How to create makeshift texture stamps How to use a pasta machine More than 80 precisely explained steps and nearly 200 close-up, sharp photos will ensure you are never left confused. The final product can be used as components such as pendants, earrings, cufflinks, brooches, buttons...even Christmas Tree ornaments! Hey I have a Craftsy Class! Organic Wire-Wrapped Pendants. Check it out: http://craftsy.me/2kH9cwb

Recommended with this pattern

  • Polymer clay such as Premo - black works best
  • A pasta/clay machine or manual clay roller
  • Various charms, stamps, and household objects for texturing

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Gayle Bird Designs
Gayle Bird Designs
I'm a self-representing Cape Breton wire artist with a dozen years of experience writing clear instructions for online, adult learners. I love curriculum development almost as much as I love making jewellery! The two are combining beautifully with my online tutorials. Through all the art forms I've explored - painting, digital art, clay sculpting, web design, paper art, and calligraphy - my love of colour has guided me to new discoveries. Now, over a decade of self-teaching has produced my distinctive, spontaneous style of wire-sculpted art jewellery. My pieces weave non-tarnish wire around a wide range of stimulating materials. The warmth of semi-precious gemstones, the unlimited, variegated colours of firepolished glass, and the fascinating textures & history of beach glass all lend their own character to each one-of-a-kind creation. In my steampunk-inspired line, the patina of vintage, salvaged materials contrasts sharply with the bright & modern designs in the surrounding wire. I love to create and I love to teach and share with others. I hope I can help you find a new technique or pattern you'll love!