Multi-Strand Necklace with Kato Polyclay™ Pendant, Stainless Steel Choker and Crow Beads
Complex geometries highlight this eye-catching pendant design, made from versatile Kato Polyclay. Combine with crow beads and sterling silver for an elegant monochromatic look.
As with all polymer clay, condition the clay thoroughly by rolling it through the pasta machine or kneading it by hand until soft and pliable.
Roll out two sheets of clay measuring 5x5 inches, one black and one white, rolled on the thickest setting of the pasta machine. Stack the sheets on top of each other.
Cut the stacked sheets in half, diagonally, to form right-angle triangles. Separate the resulting triangles and stack like colors on top of each other.
Join the diagonal edge, offsetting the triangles slightly so that the corners do not exactly meet. Trim the tips that hang above and below to reform the sheet into a square. You must do this if you wish to have areas of the graded-color clay sheet that are the two colors you began with. If the colors meet exactly, you will have a sheet that is entirely graded.
Roll the sheets through the pasta machine. Fold the two-color sheet in half, matching same color edge on same color edge. Place the fold against the rollers of the pasta machine and roll through the pasta machine. Placing the folded edge against the pasta machine roller insures that you don't trap air into the blend. Fold and roll through again. Repeat until the sheet is fully blended and there are no streaks.
Cut this sheet half lengthwise, so that each section includes a full blend.
Roll one half, beginning with the white end, into a jellyroll. Note the distinct lines made from the blend. This cane will be 2 inches long. This will be called cane #1.
Roll the other half, beginning with the black end, into a jellyroll. This 2-inch long cane will be called cane #2.
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