Polymer-Clay-Jewelry: Image Transfer Pendant
Are you looking for a unique polymer clay jewelry idea using Mod hodgepodge of Dimensional Magic? These pendants are perfect for gifts!
My name is Johnny and I blog over at Saved By Love creations. I’m excited to share some polymer clay jewelry with you today!
Today I will show you how to make a polymer clay pendants with image transfers (Yes, target Missoni line has everything to do with the inspiration behind this project).
If you have never touched polymer clay, it is ok. You can do this. Polymer clay jewelry is super easy, fast and cheap, so let’s go!
Polymer clay jewelry
Polymer clay in a light enough color to make your transfer visible. White clay shows the image, that is the true color, but you can have a good interesting effects through the use of light-colored clays as a. Here, and in General I use FIMO Soft. It is easiest to work with, in my opinion.
Pasta machine, or acrylic roller or drinking glass to roll clay into uniform sheets
Small tiles to bake clay
Mod hodgepodge Dimensional Magic
Mister bottle with water
pendant bezel for the square pendant, Pendant bail, the round pendant
cookie cutter in the desired shape pendant
craft knife or clay blade
bake-able clay adhesive
Chevron images here are courtesy of Etsy-shop-Annie Howes. For this technique, the images must be printed with a laser jet.
1. State of clay: Polymer clay consists of a number of particles have to be “due” prior to use, which is a fancy way of saying, rolled and rolled, until they are mixed together evenly.
I roll the clay in my hands, pull together, twisting and mashing until it is soft enough to flatten with my clay dedicated pasta machine.
This is practical, because it has 9 different numbered, and for heavy clay-ers, sometimes the exact thickness is important.
For this project, just warm the clay by kneading it in your hands for a few minutes, and roll it into a thin sheet with an acrylic roller or drinking glass.
2. Work on a ceramic tile (these are ideal for sound, as they are directly on you, and you will be sure to bake your clay so that you don’t to the raw piece more than necessary), lay out your conditioned clay sheet flat and place your picture face down on the sound.
Here I am with patty paper under the clay, which is also bakeable. I do, if I can bake several pieces on a large baking sheet so I just move the patty paper instead of the touch of the raw clay with my fingers.
fingerprints also have many ready-to-work, what is the reason for the rubber gloves have ruined.
3. Polish (rub) to get rid of the image down to the sound, all the air bubbles between the picture and sound. Spray a few drops of water on the back of the picture . . .
4. Easy to remove, you run a finger across wet image to the paper backing. You may want to re-moisten the paper to roll it. Water does not remove the ink, but too much pressure can destroy the image transfer.
5. For the bezel setting pendants, spray the bezel with Armor All (or similar). This is a release agent that prevents clay from sticking to the visor. Line the bezel, with the image and place it face down, by pressing the back to create an impression in the clay.
6. Carefully lift off the cover and cut along the square impression using a craft knife or clay blade.
7. Besides, you can bake the square is (275° for 20 min), remove from the oven, let it cool for 5 min, then glue it into the bezel with E-6000 or your favorite strong hold craft glue.
I chose instead to bake the clay in the pendant bezel. It is made of metal, and keeps the low temp required to bake the clay, no problem. This way I know for sure that it fits perfectly.
polymer clay glue, use a DAB of bakeable to keep the tone of the metal bezel. If you don’t, and you still want to bake the clay in the bezel, you can do that.
Just the piece from the aperture after it is baked, and put a DAB of E-6000 or super glue on the bezel before replacing the sound piece. Her first piece of polymer clay jewelry is almost ready!
8. For the round pendant with no bezel, folded I the clay sheet in half to double thickness, then cut out my image with a circle cookie cutter (don’t forget to spray the cutter with armor all so it won’t stick to the clay).
bake the clay per package instructions. You have to glue a pendant bail on the finished piece for attachment to a necklace or you could put a hole through the trailer wiring, as I show here.
9. To pick up after baking, the round piece that I sanded to smooth the edges with 2000-grit wet-dry sandpaper to it, then geinkt the chevron image with color box chalk ink for the blue color you see in the finished pendant. I love chalk inks with polymer clay! They are so vibrant and blend-able.
10. Complete your polymer clay jewelry: you can touch up all the areas of the image-transfer’t with a permanent marker before sealing with Mod-smorgasbord.
I use to wipe a baby to get rid of any stray paper backing, then cover with Mod hodgepodge of Dimensional Magic. Several thin coats are at the dry best, for an hour or so in between. Add your favorite chain and this is it. Here is another bezel setting piece I've made with the printable available . . . This polymer clay jewelry is a great project in mind for handmade holiday gifting. You canfamily photos, Pets, your own text, everything you can print on a laser jet.br>Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy. Stop on by and check out my other polymer clay and craft tutorials!