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Karolina.S

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2016, 10:10:44 AM »
I use 2 part epoxy glue for joining polymer clay (cured) with other elemnts.
Sorry i left out the glue wword :)

No , no problems with the 2 part epoxy. It makes a strong bond and in my opinion the only one that is good enough . But then i havent tested every other option on this planet :)

Tried a few ithers though with little sucess.
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2016, 08:18:03 PM »
So I said I would try to use up an entire piece of clay that I've patterned - it was a fairly small piece in a bid to cheat :)

Whilst I didn't use up ALL the scrap, I managed to do a few different patterns and squeeze out a few different shapes.

I still have a bit of scrap (although I've not yet photographed everything - I have some sets of two small shapes left that I did for earrings, will add them in a bit).

Polymer clay pendant half flower by Claire Oswald, on Flickr
Polymer clay pendant wing by Claire Oswald, on Flickr
Polymer clay pendant by Claire Oswald, on Flickr
Polymer clay pendant round by Claire Oswald, on Flickr
Polymer clay pendant rectangle by Claire Oswald, on Flickr

This last one has a couple of layers of Glossy Accents on it, difficult to see in the pic.

Polymer clay pendant squiggle by Claire Oswald, on Flickr

MilleD

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2016, 08:21:17 PM »
And another piece made from Wired Orchid's tutorial.  The other ones above are a sort of my take on the technique.

Polymer clay pendant flower by Claire Oswald, on Flickr

And I finally got round to sanding and finishing this piece that has the Pebeo Prisme paint in it.

Polymer clay pendant prisme paint by Claire Oswald, on Flickr

Karolina.S

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2016, 08:54:42 PM »
Nice.They look peaceful somehow. Soothing :)
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2016, 08:55:59 PM »
Thank you, Karolina!  Yes, it dawned on me (slowly) that you meant.  I've always found Araldite (2 part epoxy) to fix things rock solid.  Perhaps my old Araldite has gone off too.  ::)  The worry with all of these things like glue, paint and other surface treatments is whether they may degrade the clay with time.  The last thing I want is to have someone's pendant melting all down their silk blouse a year down the road! ... Yikes!!!  :o
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2016, 09:11:19 PM »
That is a cool story - whether it is true or not - and certainly a lesson in keeping an open mind and allowing inspiration to "find" you sometimes.

It has given me an idea for a thread....

Emma

How did I miss this?  :-\  Well, Wikipedia says that the idea came to Glenn Miller to use a lead clarinet with saxophones playing sustained notes and so he re-wrote his scores for clarinet and that's how his unique sound came about.  Whatever his inspiration, he had a 'eureka' moment.  We probably all get those light-bulb in the head moments.  I frequently get them - as there's usually not much else going on in there at the time.  ;D 
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2016, 09:18:10 PM »
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! ... where's a bouncy emoticon when you want one?  ;D  Millie - I mean Claire - I've seen some of your things on flickr searches and never realised it was you!  :o  They are absolutely brilliant.  I love them.  They are all fabulous.  I really like the circular one, but what is pebeo prisme paint?  I'm sorry if you've explained elsewhere.
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2016, 09:23:08 PM »
Oh wow Claire!  I love those  8) 
Yours are nicer than the one from the tutorial l think...perhaps it's the colours l prefer.

I have the tutorial....as usual still untried......Still, when my back is better perhaps l'll feel some inspiration  ::)
Looking at those certainly makes me want to do something!

You got some nice patterning in the Prisme.  Mine were seriously vile ;D

MilleD

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2016, 07:36:09 AM »
:)  Thanks guys.

Carrie, the tutorial technique itself I found a bit tedious, so I found a cheat (as always!) that takes a fraction of the time.  It doesn't look quite the same, but I quite like it.  Hope your back is better soon.

Alan,  I think a lot of us pop up on searches but we don't twig who it is.

Pebeo Prisme is a paint that dries in a honeycomb effect.  You paint it on after baking - best in some sort of recess as you can see so it's quite thick.  It's pretty difficult to control, and when it dries it does it's own thing (which I actually quite like). 

This is another example where two colours are used - turquoise and purple.  Excuse the lumps and fingerprints...

Polymer clay pendant with Pebeo Prisme paint by Claire Oswald, on Flickr


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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2016, 12:20:06 PM »
Looks really nice :)
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2016, 01:45:24 PM »
That's a good one, Claire!

I must say the method in the tute seemed a bit fiddly and did put me off and l reckon l can think of an easier method too ::) 


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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2016, 05:46:10 PM »
Brilliant, Claire!  And thank you for the low down on Premo Frisbee  ;) That sounds just like the kind of stuff I would love to use.  I'll check it out.  I don't think Emma sells it in the shop, but I'll check first. :)
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2016, 01:07:25 PM »
Ha ha, Frisbee :)

Another one finished for me.  On a bit of a roll :)

Polymer clay heart pendant by Claire Oswald, on Flickr

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2016, 01:53:22 PM »
Lovely!
Looks very much like the 'watercolour' technique, if you know the one l mean.

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - April 2016
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2016, 12:43:24 PM »
Lovely, Claire!  :)
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