Free Polymer Clay Jewelry Tutorial
This polymer clay sunset pendant tutorial will introduce you to some basic steps on how to make your own easy pendants to wear this summer. With just a few basic tools and basic skills, you too can create a delightful summer pendant to wear around town.
- Premo! Polymer Clay
- Pasta Machine
- Cutter or clay blade
- Sculpting Tools
- Mica powders / chalk powders
- Your Hands
Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial
- Fully condition your Premo! polymer clay.
- Choose colors to make a simple Skinner Blend. This particular blend was made using my Sunset Skinner Blend recipe.
- Cut out a small portion of the blend.
- Place on a sheet of black clay rolled on the 2nd largest setting of your pasta machine.
- Cut out any shape (using cutters or a blade) that is pleasing to your eye.
- Use your finger (check out the Christi Twisty technique) or a stamp to lightly texture the background.
- Add some light blue (or white) lines in various places for clouds.
- Add a few green “islands” if you’d like as well.
- Use a sculpting tool to “paint” the clouds and give them texture. Do the same for the islands.
- Now you need a focal point … why not some lovely palm trees? Not only that, but you could also use birds or a hammock, an owl or some deer, or how about a bear? Not to mention that you could add some water to the bottom for a wide variety of other options too.
- When you are finished add some highlights with some mica powders or chalk powders.
- Bake your pendant for 45 minutes at 275 degrees.
- After baking, add a bail to your pendant. Finish as desired.
See this article for an example on backing your piece and why it’s important to finish your pendant properly.
Thanks for joining me today,