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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Diamond Pattern Polymer Clay Pendant


I recently shared that I had an article in the Fall issue of The Polymer Arts Magazine!  This issue is packed with amazing texture ideas!  My article highlights some unique ways to add texture to your projects, but the sample projects featured do not have tutorials.  I thought it would be fun to share some of the tutorials themselves.   This is the third tutorial from the techniques tried in the magazine article.  The instructions for the Twice Textured Earrings were shared here on my blog, and the Copper & Cloves Pendant tutorial was shared in the current issue of Polymer Clay Universe Magazine.  For this project, I’m using a large bolt from the local home improvement store. 

Materials:

Sculpey® Souffle - Cowboy, Latte
premo!  Sculpey® - Jungle
Makin's® Clay roller
Large metal bolt 
Diamond clay cutters in 3 graduating sizes 
Krylon® 14k Gold Leafing Pen 
DecoArt® Metallic Lustre™ - Gold Rush 
Sculpey® Bake & Bond
Goldtone jump ring, head pin,chain, closure 
Jewelry pliers

Instructions:

Roll all 3 colors of clay to a little more than 1/8” thick.  

Roll bolt across each color of rolled clay to make striped indentations.   Turn the bolt and roll again to create a diamond pattern. 


Use largest diamond shape cutter to cut out diamond from brown clay.

Use largest diamond shape cutter to cut out two diamonds from latte clay. 

Place latte diamond overlapping brown diamond, about 1/4” from the top. 

Use medium shaped cutter to cut through center of latte diamond, cutting through brown diamond also.  


Use smallest diamond cutter to cut two diamonds from jungle green clay.   

Place gold headpin on center of back of one, then place second diamond over the top and press gently to join two pieces together.  

Use Krylon 14k gold leafing pen over the sides of all pieces.  




Make a small hole in top of brown diamond for a jump ring.

Bake according to manufacturer instructions.  

Flip brown and latte diamonds over.  

Use medium diamond clay cutter to cut center from second latte diamond. 

Place second latte diamond over back of first, trim off portion that extends over the brown diamond.  Remove. 

Cut off ends of pin that extend beyond clay.

Place head pin with green diamonds centered over opening in latte diamond. Add a small amout of Bake & Bond.  Place the second latte diamond over the first and press gently to adhere to first piece.   

Bake again according to manufacturer instructions.

Add gold jump ring, chain and closure. 

Use fingertip to apply a light amount of Metallic Lustre to enhance the diamond pattern. 

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