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|
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|
|Jewelry Clay Bead|
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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