My mom cautions me that since I sell my jewellery, I shouldn't give away all of my production secrets. I agree with her, but I also want people to know how much work I put into my epoxy clay creations. I find the more professional they look, the more people ask me whether I've made it or whether I've bought the pendant and just put it on a chain (aaargh). However, since my blogging days have increased, I get this question less and less. Hurrah!
Besides, I still have a few tricks up my sleeve that I don't share. :) You will never knowwww.
Anyways. Tutorial. Time to learn!
I say 'Crystal Clay' but I actually used Apoxie Sculpt for this project. Again, I've been meaning to make a post comparing all three epoxy clays but as you all know by now, I make lots of promises about posts that I don't keep. (although really, it's more like I wrote half the post, decided it sucked, and deleted it).
I'm also still experimenting with all three brands (DeCore, Crystal Clay, Apoxie) to see exactly what their pros and cons are. Plus there's a new epoxy clay by the ETI company hitting the market, so it'll take some time.
|hot chocolate is essential.|
|Your beeswax applicator, Q-tip, and damp paper towel|
|Stamps, pigment (I used eyeshadow), ink|
|Bezels and clay|
I got a bit of the pigment on the ink, but that's okay, it adds dimension. See how the surface of the clay is all shimmery now?
Let your creation dry for 12 - 24 hours.
When the clay has fully cured, take a soft cloth and polish your pendant. The powder will come off the crystals very easily:
And there you have it! A stamped Crystal Clay pendant. :)
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