I want to show you how to make an easy and yet attractive pendant.
polymer clay of grey and three other colours;
pasta machine or rolling pin;
shape cutters of different size;
knife, dotting pen, sandpaper, awl;
black acrylic paint;
matt lacquer for polymer clay;
waxed cord, findings;
good mood :)
So, let’s start. Roll a piece of grey polymer clay and decor its backside with such texture rolling pin. You also can leave it smooth or draw something.
Turn over the piece of clay and slightly mark the outline of our pendant with a shape cutter.
Make stripes (stalks) with the knife and dots with the dotting pen.
Make texture with a bristle brush or toothbrush.
Take clay of three different colours, thinly roll them — I used Mode 3 of the pasta machine. Next, cut out circles of different diameters with small cutters.
Put the circles above the stalks and slightly roll them to each other.
Then divide the circles into segments with the awl and put dots on the middles and edges. Cut out your pendant and make a small hole for a cord with the cutter. Bake it in the oven for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, make beads for the pendant. For that, I wrapped up unnecessary wooden beads with clay.
Wrap the beads up like this and decor them with the same flower pattern, without stalks, though. Bake them for 20 minutes. When modeling, I forgot to take their photo :)
After all has been baked and cooled, properly cover the pendant with black acrylic paint so that the paint would fill in all stripes and dots.
Cover and beads. Allow the paint to dry and fine sandpaper cosmarium the top layer of paint. Do different, someone erases with a damp cloth, somebody the means for removing nail Polish, and I prefer sandpaper.
Such a pendant is coming out.
And such beads.
I cover all these treasures with matt lacquer because I wouldn’t like to see glance there. I use Cernit lacquer. After drying, I put the blanks in the oven again for 15 minutes at the temperature of 120ºC.
Thread the pendant details on the waxed cord and see what you have. Here you’ll need your imagination and may add any other beads :)
I completed the set with little earrings and called it Flowers on Asphalt. :)
Hope, you’ll find these sketches useful.
I wish you good luck and success in your creative work!