[Announcement] Free Polymer Clay Mini-Course
11 Ways to Make and Use Molds with Polymer Clay
Click to enroll: https://learnpolymerclay.teachable.com/p/11-ways-to-make-and-use-molds-with-polymer-clay
Hello dear polymer clay enthusiast!
If you know me, I'm a big advocate of working with molds. I really consider molds as a great starting point for the creative process.
You might have mixed feeling about molds thinking that they might make you less creative or incite you to copy or anything. I want to assure you that molds are, as I said, a starting point. You can absolutely tweak the molded designs to make them look as you want them to look. So no copying there.
I personally love using molds with polymer clay and making molds for polymer clay because they allow you to make elaborate designs even if you don't have clay sculpting skills or you're in the process of improving them - consider using molds just as training wheels when you're learning to ride a bike.
This mini-course will focus mainly on how to make molds using polymer clay and on how to use silicone molds with polymer clay. It will be packed with actionable and easy to implement techniques that you can apply right away in your work. I think there's going to be some ideas that will totally surprise you:)
Enroll now while it's available and free!
Hope to see you in the class!
P.S. Please let me know what ideas you particularly liked! I'm always happy to receive feedback.
Back to the tutorial:)
Faux Pandora style bracelet
Do you like Pandora bracelets? I know I love them. And I considered they would be a wonderful inspiration for our work with polymer clay.
When I started out working with polymer clay years ago, it was because I was amazed about the wonderful possibilities of creating beads and cabochons using polymer clay. Do you use polymer clay to make your own custom-made art beads? If not, I strongly encourage you to.
To get the look of Pandora-like beads, you will need to use eyelets. Please check the material list to see the materials and tools that you will need for this project.
The video tutorial is still rather long, but it is filled with inspiration and practical advice for your work with polymer clay.
As you will see, you will make four types of beads ( a silver textured faux metallic bead, faux metallic bead with 4 circular patterns all around, a rhinestone decorated bead and a marbled bead with a raised metallic design on top.
These are the materials and tools that you will need for this project.
• Polymer clay – I used turquoise Cernit 50% opacity, red Cernit 50% opacity, Cernit shinny blue, silver Cernit
• Pandora-like chain
• Silver color chain and jump rings
• Dangle beads
• Silver foil
• A texture plate (I used an Art Nouveau Fimo texture plate)
• Kato Poly clay
• Crystal Rhinestones
• Acrylic rhinestones
• Rigid and flexible blades
• Diamond Glaze
• Cernit glossy varnish
• A craft knife
• A pasta machine to condition the clay (I used an Imperia pasta machine)
• Small cutters: a round and oval
• Weldbond adhesive
• A needle or a needle tool
I hope you’ll find this project inspiring and I hope you’ll make your own beautiful faux Pandora beads.
Happy claying! My best to you!