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Project

Impressions in Red

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women What are you most proud of? How rich the red looks with the silver. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try your hand at rubber stamp impressing on polymer clay, you can get some really nice effects.

What you will need

  • Polymer Clay Metal jewelry findings Bamboo cord mica powders upcycled vintage charms

Q&A with LynzCraftz

sewmom asked:
Cool! I need to try some mica powders for my next polymer clay project.
LynzCraftz answered:
I'm not very good at comission work. My Aunt ordered these after she saw a peice I did before...all she said was red, blue & brown but like that, as she pointed to it. It's just a disk with a snowflake impressed in it. I hope she will like them, I'm mailimg them out today.
sfgrrl asked:
Really rich looking!
LynzCraftz answered:
Thank you, though it really looks better in person.
cdraz asked:
Very nice!!
LynzCraftz answered:
Thanks, I hope my Aunt will like it.
melsikes asked:
This is beautiful! I bought polymer clay & lost all inspiration. Mine didn't bake well. How thick & how long do you bake? If you put it in a bezel, do you bake it in there or just do an outline & glue in there? I need help!
LynzCraftz answered:
Thank you so much. This peice is about 1/4''- 3/8'' thick & I always bake at the recommended temp,(270 -275) although clays differ according to brand. Another tip( I didn't think it was important till I burned my first peice) an oven thermometer. I check my temp every 10 or so peices because I use a large toaster type oven. Pre-heating the oven can also help keep the temp more even while baking. As far as a bezel I've never used a metal premade bezel although I would like to try (my local craft store is 65 miles away so I dont get there too often). So I would probably just use glue, or you could use a thin layer of liquid clay between your peice & the bezel & then bake or rebake. I hope I was of some help, I love questions so feel free to ask & I try to answer the best I can.