Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Manufacturer's Challenge with ETI

Hi there crafty people!

Today, I'm privileged to participate in a Manufacturer's Challenge with ETI, that is Environmental Technology Inc.  They have sent me some of their products and I, in turn, use my talents and time to create a design with them and post it on my blog.  They have sent me some Jewelry Clay and Jewelry Resin, which I am very excited to use.  I have seen some wonderful projects with these products, so I am very excited to be able to play with them.

Here's what I received:

A few years ago, I bought some tiny stone chips in assorted colors to create a mosaic pendant. I had a large bezel that I wanted to use.  To start designing, I traced the outline of the bezel on scrap paper.  This way, I'll be able to place the chips in the outline and move them around until I like the design.

After I got a design I liked, I followed the directions on the Jewelry Clay and filled the bezel. Then I pressed the chips into the design.  The tip to put a little bit of the clay on a toothpick to use as a device for picking up the chips is a great idea.

Here's the pendant:

Pendant with Jewelry Clay
I mixed a little rust embossing powder into the clay to see if it would give it some color, so that is what you see in the clay.  

This is a very easy process and the instructions were good.  I do recommend getting a pair of disposable gloves that fit.  The ones that come with the clay may fit some people, but they didn't fit me and just rolled around as I tried to form the balls of clay.  It was hard to figure out how much clay to use also, but I think that comes with more practice.  I had some clay left over, so I made a bead with it.  I formed it around a wire (thinking that like polymer clay, it would form a hole), and then rolled it in more stone chips.

Here's the bead:
Bead with Jewelry Clay
But, guess what?!  It's an epoxy clay and stuck to the wire and didn't form a hole.  Oh, well...I just trimmed the wire and formed loops.  Mistakes are an integral part of crafting because you learn so much!  Now, I know what I want to do next time!
Jewelry Clay Bead
Join me next time for more adventures in crafting!

In the meantime, take a look at what my designer friends have done with Jewelry Clay and Jewelry Resin from ETI by clicking forward or back on the big blue Designer Crafts Connection button!  Or, find us on our blog!

Happy Crafting and don't be afraid to make a mistake!  You never know where it might lead!
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  1. Terry I love that you showed how to fix the bead with the wire by forming loops, it is actually a great bead...thanks for being part of the hop!!

  2. love the pendant. I haven't play with the jewelry clay yet, but will be soon. Great projects

  3. Another great one Terry! Like the stone chips and all the great tips you mentioned.

  4. I have a couple of outfits I could wear that with! Great design and inspiration for chickens like me who weren't brave enough to try out the clay. Thanks for the eye candy and the inspiration to try some of that too! By the way, hope all those fires are missing you by a long way!

  5. Pretty pendant, Terry, and great 'save' on the wire wrapping on the bead!

  6. Love the pendant and bead that you made.



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