Make these faux leather bracelets and learn how to make brown polymer clay look like leather.
About the author
Petra lives near Pilsen, Czech Republic. Ever since childhood, she has loved learning new craft techniques. By age fifteen, she began studying art at various art schools in Pilsen before receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia. She has been working for LUCY CLAY since 2014.
Materials and tools:
- Polymer clay (brown)
- Czextuder + LC Disk 14 (small square)
- Scalpel, blade
- Bracelet mold
- Black acrylic paint
- Fine steel wool
Condition polymer clay. I used two shades of brown clay.
Extrude the clay through the small square disc from LC Disk 14. You will need three extrusions.
Start making a classic braid – cross the strands over the middle strand.
Stop when your braid is long enough. Cut off the excess clay. Slightly press the ends, the braid becomes narrow on both ends.
Place it on the mold and bake it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Let it cool down and remove it from the mold.
Paint it black and let dry.
Rub it with fine steel wool.
The bracelet is slightly bendable, so it is easy to put on. I also added a sliding knot closure. This ensures the bracelet does not fall off while wearing.
Download PDF tutorial for free: faux-leather-bracelets-PDF-tutorial
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