Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Cute, bright: a new product in my shop
I've started making pendants. Pendants seem popular on Etsy and I like the way they look. I use polymer clay and I mix almost all my own colors. I roll the clay out thin and layer it. I press into the stack of layers with objects to make patterns, then I cut the circles with a cookie cutter and bake them. After they are cured, I hand sand them to reveal the patterns like topographical maps and make them smooth. Finally, I drill a hole and attach a sterling jump ring.
For the necklace, I string size 6 glass beads on strong plastic coated steel cable and attach a clasp. I slip a tiny piece of coil (called bullion or French wire) onto the ends of each cable to make a neater, more decorative finish.
I hope these prove popular! I think they will look nice en masse on my table at craft shows.
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