Friday, July 16


Here's another project that is stamped, but is not a card . . . polymer clay bracelets. After the polymer clay has been conditioned (warmed and kneaded), it is then put through a pasta machine until it reaches the desired thickness (the pasta machine will be dedicated to polymer clay; do not use it for making pasta).
For this bracelet, black polymer clay was used. The clay was placed onto wax paper that was attached to a self-healing cutting mat and stamped into with a rubber mat for clay. After the clay was stamped, PearlEx powders were brushed onto the clay. The clay was then cut into 1/2" square tiles, placed onto pieces of mat board, then baked in a toaster oven at 275 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. (The toaster oven has been dedicated to crafting and is not used for any food preparation.) After the tiles have cooled, arrange as desired onto a bracelet blank and adhere with a strong adhesive (I use E6000, which can be found at hardware stores, home improvement stores, and local craft stores). After adhering to the bracelet blank, brush the tiles with a sealant, such as glossy accents, crystal lacquer, or Future Floor Wax.
For this bracelet, Premo Sculpey clay, in Pearl, was used and was stamped onto with StazOn Timber Brown ink. The stamp image is a floral image that, with treatment, got a bit distorted . . . I liked that look a lot. The individual 1/2" square tiles were edged with a Krylon Gold Leaf pen for a little added pizzaz.
This last bracelet also used Premo Sculpey clay, in Pearl, as the base. The clay was stamped into with a rubber mat for polymer clay and was brushed with PearlEx powders prior to baking.

Try this out some time . . . it's a lot of fun and you'll be amazed with the beautiful pieces of jewelry you can make. Change it up a bit by adding a watch face and turning it into a bracelet watch. Thanks for stopping by and paying a visit!! Have a great day!!!!


Barb said...

Wow! Neat project Carol! These are really pretty!

Kristie Maynard said...

How beautiful. I have some polymer clay that I haven't ever used and this would be a great project to try. The possiblities are endless. I could see some beautiful pendants as well as the bracelets. Oh and some barettes, and some cell phone bling. Now I just need to find the time to try it. Thanks for sharing these wonderful bracelets with us. I am getting so many great ideas from you!!!

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