Polymer Clay Winter Steampunk Pendant Tutorial
If you’ve been around KatersAcres for awhile, you already know that one of my favorite seasons is winter. In honor of that, here is a FREE polymer clay winter steampunk pendant tutorial you might enjoy. Feel free to share it with others.
- Polymer Clay in White
- Flower Petal and Leaf Cane Ends and pieces – Feel free to use your scraps to make this.
- Silver Leaf (only if crystal does NOT have a foil back)
- Swarovski Rivoli or Chaton in crystal clear – I get mine from Fire Mountain Gems
- Swarovski hot fix crystals
- X-acto knife
- Needle Tool
- Bake & Bond or TLS
- Pasta Machine
- Polymer Clay Oven
- Acrylic Paint to Add an Antique Finish (CLICK HERE for tutorial on how to do this)
Materials from B’Sue Boutiques:
- Steampunk Supplies
- Steampunk Watch Parts
- Vintage Glass Stones (See a small sample at right)
- Mica Powders
Polymer Clay Winter Steampunk Tutorial Instructions:
First, condition about 1/8 block of white Premo! polymer clay.
- You can condition your clay by rolling it through a pasta machine, though you can also do it by hand.
- Roll the clay into a ball.
- Use an acrylic block to flatten the ball.
- NOTE: If the round is too big, remove some clay and try again. Everyone like’s different sized pendants, and I like mine BIG!
- Use a stamp and texture your clay.
- Insert a gear into the top of the pendant as your bail.
- Re-stamp your round if needed. (You will cover most of this, but you want some texture behind your canes).
- Use a dotting tool to ident a small portion of your pendant where your Swarovski rivoli/chaton will sit.
- Place a small area of silver leaf onto your round if you rivoli or chaton does not have foil backing.
- Remove the excess so only a small round remains.
- Add a small drop of Fimo Deco Gel on top of the leafing. This will help hold the chaton in place. You can use TLS as long as your crystal is NOT clear.
- Begin adding cane slices of petals and leaves in a pattern that is pleasing to your eye.
- Also add small gears as you work.
- Experiment with designs until you find something you like.
- Fill up the piece, but be sure to leave some negative space as well.
- Bake at 275 degrees (if using Premo!) in your dedicated polymer clay oven for 45-60 minutes.
- Allow to completely cool in oven.
- Remove and place on a simple chain.
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