Step-by-step tutorial “In the net” necklace by Tereza Šťastná
In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to make a necklace using LC Microstencils. We hope you will enjoy it!
About the author
I have been working since my childhood and I have tried many art and handicraft activities. In 2010 I first got to know polymer clay which fascinated me with its possibilities. I have attended several courses of Czech and foreign artists that inspire my work. Creation brings me joy and relaxation from everyday worries. I have a shop on Fler www.fler.cz/fimule.
Materials and tools:
Cookie cutters – three sizes (1.8, 2.5, 3.2 cm)
2 mm drill
Polymer Clay – Premo Black, Gold, White
PearlEx gold powder
Hoop with screw fastening
Condition all three colors of polymer clay and run through the pasta machine on the widest setting.
Cut the black sheet in half, stack 2 halves and put it to a small tile.
Smooth over baking paper. Use a flexible knife to cut a curved strip.
Cut the white sheet in half, stack up 2 pieces and smooth over baking paper. Place a Microstencil on it a smooth with a roller. (Tip: run the Microstencil through pasta machine first with scrap clay, then with white clay. In the beginning, LC Miscrostencil has some black powder on.)
Remove the Microstensil and carefully apply PearlEx to the impression.
Cut a circle using the smallest cutter.
Place the circle on the tile to the black strip and cut a part of the circle in the same arc with a flexible knife.
Apply some Poly Paste to the edge and press against the black strip.
Cut the gold clay sheets in half and stack them up – without smoothing. Cut out a circle with the middle cutter.
Unstack sheets. Apply some Polypasta to the edges of the circle. Cut a circle out of Mirostensils, if you want, you can use a paper template.
Place the Microstencil circle between the sheets of polymer clay and press them over the baking paper.
Cut out a circle using the biggest cutter.
Apply some Polypasta to the edges and press against the black strip. Bake for 20 mins at 130°.
Condition the black clay and run through the second thinnest machine setting and texturize with a sponge. Apply some Polypaste on the back of the pendant, place the black sheet on it, cut out.
Press with a sponge and cut the exceeds with a scalpel. Bake for 30 mins at 130°.
Drill a hole using a hand drill and thread the piece.
I hope you will enjoy it!
Download a step-by-step tutorial in PDF: in-the-net-tereza-stastna
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