Friday, April 9, 2010

New jewelry- FINALLY

Well I'm trying to get back into my jewelry making. I got out my beads and supplies and I've been dreaming up new things. I have been wanting to try pendants made from glass and Fimo clay for about two years and I'm just now trying it for the first time!

All you do is take a glass gem and attach your image with Diamond Glaze. Then after it's dry, make a ball out of the clay and press your glass gem into it. Let it come up over the sides so that the clay forms a "nest" around the glass. You may have to experiment with the size of the ball to get it right.

I pressed mine onto a textured rubber stamp so that the back would be pretty. I also pressed a wire loop into the top of each one and then baked them on a cookie sheet covered with tin foil. I just went by the temperature and time on the Fimo package.

I'm thinking about reinforcing the wire loops with a dot of strong glue. I rubbed some Ranger Metallic Powder onto the back of each one so that the design would show up. Next time I will do that step before I bake them.

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