Pendant Set with Polymer Clay and Antiqued Pewter Slides

Square and Rectangle Slides

STEP 1
Condition at least one ounce of the blue, white and black clays.

Tips:
  • The Poly Bonder™ glue can be used at this point to help adhere the clay to the bezel focal
  • It may be necessary to condition the polymer clay depending upon the brand used
  • Use the ''Blending Colors in Polymer'' chart by Donna Kato for more information.
STEP 2
After the black clay is warmed up, either in your hands or through a pasta machine, then create a sheet at the thickest setting. This will be the under layer.

Warm up the white clay and then create a sheet at almost the last setting. This will be the top layer.
STEP 3
Lay the under layer on a flat surface and then place the top layer on top of the under layer. Press both sheets together. Smooth out any bubbles that may be apparent.

Note: Polymer clay sticks to itself when you press it together.
STEP 4
Press one 20x20mm single-sided square slide into the clay. This will provide the outline/space where you can write/draw.

Remove the square slide and use a beading awl to create a sketch or writing in the pattern of your choice.
STEP 5
Trim the clay just on the inside of the lines created by the square slide.

Tips:
  • Trim small amounts at a time so as not to make the piece too small
  • This will allow room for the square to comfortably fit into the square slide when cured
STEP 6
Place a small amount of Poly Bonder™ into the center of the square slide.

Gently press the square clay into the square slide.
STEP 7
Run the beading awl through the holes on the square slide creating room for stringing material.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 2 - 7 to create a total of three 20x20mm single-sided square slides and three 27x17mm single-sided rectangle slides.

Pendant

STEP 9
After the black clay is warmed up, either in your hands or through a pasta machine, then create a sheet at the thickest setting. This will be the under layer.

Warm up the white clay and then create a sheet at almost the thinnest setting. This will be the top layer.

Warm up the blue clay and then create a sheet that is between the thickest and thinnest settings. This will be the middle layer.
STEP 10
Lay the under layer on a flat surface and trim the clay making the sides and ends straight. This will create an almost rectangular shape.

Roll approximately 3/4 inch of the clay into a tube at one end of the rectangle shape creating an opening/tube bail for stringing material.
STEP 11
Place the top layer of clay on top of the middle layer of clay. Press both sheets together. Smooth out any bubbles that may be apparent.

Using a beading awl, create a sketch or writing in the pattern of your choice.
STEP 12
Trim the top and middle layers of clay to fit into the space remaining on the under layer of clay.

Press all three sheets together smoothing out any bubbles.

Tip: The top and middle layers may be as large as the under layer or smaller. The size and shape may be altered to make the piece more unique.
STEP 13
Place the square and rectangle slides and pendant on the baking rack into the pre-heated clay craft oven and bake according to manufacturer’s instructions.

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