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Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« on: May 07, 2011, 10:30:54 AM »
Here is a great video by Maggie Maggio of her all polymer clay linked chain.

Such a simple idea, but very often the best ones are. Be sure to check out the necklace she is wearing in the vid - it really does look effective and actually better shows the potential for the technique than just seeing the links alone I think.

I can bet this would look cool in smaller versions for earrings too

http://vimeo.com/14628679

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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 11:26:05 AM »
Emma thats Fab, so simple but stunning its the sort of thing I would be interested in making, cant wait to give it a go.

I can feel some ideas coming already, looks like tomorrows play day!
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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 03:09:22 PM »
Very cool... bit chunky for me but I can definitely see potential. Thanks for that Emma. :)

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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011, 03:14:36 PM »
I thought that too Anna, about it being chunky. It certainly isn't a style of jewellery I would wear. But then I don't wear any jewellery at all (apart from a dozen sleeper earrings, but I don't see them as counting)

 But when I saw the necklace that she was wearing in the vid, I thought it really worked well on, let's say the more mature lady, and could see it being a very saleable item. Back in the heyday of when I was making jewellery to sell and doing lots of parties, those types of necklaces would have sold like hot cakes.

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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2011, 03:37:26 PM »
Yeah, I can definitely see it being popular, and I can see it on young ladies as well! A lot of my friends from choir(s) are university-aged, since it's a university choral society, and some of them like really chunky stuff.

Definitely not something I'd wear - apart from the fact that I'm a comfortaholic and something so big would bug me a bit, I'm a bigger girl and huge necklaces just emphasise my fat neck! ;)

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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2011, 04:09:29 PM »
Oooh, I love this style, can't wait to try it. I would definitely wear it myself, (OK, yes, I do fall into the "more mature" category - but only just, you understand) and I can think of a couple of work colleagues who would like this too. Thank you for sharing  :)
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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2011, 04:47:56 PM »
This is a technique I have tried and love. I wear mine all the time.

Rather than having a complete necklace of coils I use ribbon to tie the necklace on.

I think they are good using graduated colour mixes.


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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2011, 05:47:53 PM »
Those are fantastic Lizzy Clare. You have made them beautifully too.

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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2011, 06:34:32 PM »
Very cool LizzyClare, I love your blends and the metallic colours with the blue-grey look awesome. :)

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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2011, 10:55:00 PM »
Maggie has also developed the technique to a bracelet. Have just seen it on a polymerclay blog. Not sure if it is ok to mention the blog name, but its easy to search under polymerclay blog. It was posted on the 6th May.
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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2011, 11:06:38 PM »
Lizzie those are great I just took a look at your facebook page its great your jewellery is lovely!
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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2011, 10:38:36 AM »
Sorry Lizzie, forgot to say how great your necklaces are, love the idea of the ribbon.
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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2011, 04:10:49 PM »
Lizzy, how did you get the strength in your rings, I tried making them yesterday and I bent them to test and they snapped :'(
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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2011, 11:06:25 PM »
Karen, are you sure your oven is reaching the right temp?

I still haven't had a chance to put the latest Premo stocks through their paces, but Premo is generally considered one of the stronger clays (along with Fimo Classic, Cernit and Kato clay).

So you shouldn't be having problems with a project like this breaking unless you were either using one of the weaker clay formulations (Fimo Soft or Sculpey III) or the clay wasn't getting baked hot enough?

I really would recommend verifying your oven with a separate oven thermometer just to check. I shall also be doing my usual strength test experiments on the latest versions of Premo - although I haven't heard anyone saying it has suddenly become less strong.

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Re: Talking of Maggie Maggio - Polymer Clay Chain tutorial
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2011, 10:46:09 PM »
Hi Emma,

I've always used a thermometer maybe I need a new one! I havent thought about it as I have only ever had thin stuff or like the spirals they are quite thin break everything else I bake is perfect.

It may be that I am slightly lower than the recommended temperature, I always thought that was ok if you wanted to cook for a while longer,  I cook for half hour, somethimes more. :'(
Karen