Rub a fine film of Badger Balm on your clay roller, textures, and hands.
Roll about 1/2 of your PMC3 to three playing cards thick. (If you are using PMC's clay roller and slats, use two slats.) We find that if you start by rolling your clay twice as thick as your desired thickness, then turn it and roll again with fewer cards/slats, you get a nice even thickness and a nice shape to work with.
Press the leaf pattern stamp into the clay and then pull it off, leaving the leaf imprint. Carefully trim around the leaf with a scalpel and lay aside to dry. Combine the leftover clay with the reserved clay.
Roll out the remaining PMC3 clay to the same thickness and press into the rubber stamp. Pull the clay off the mat, trim as desired, dry.
Be sure to inspect your pieces for any cracks, which can be touched up with a brush and water or PMC3 paste.
Dry work and then sand the edges of each piece. The polishing swabs work well in delicate spaces.
When pieces are completely dry, use the rotary tools to drill holes in both pieces. We drilled one hole at the top of the leaf and three holes in the round piece (two at the top and one at the bottom.)
Fire, polish with tumbler, burnish, and dip in liver of sulfur.
Be sure to polish the highlights of the texture for a beautiful effect.
Finish your necklace! Use a jumpring to connect the two pieces of your pendant.
For the necklace, we used a brown waxed linen cord with three silver spacers on each side, held in place with knots. Visit our Books Section for beading, stringing, and knotting ideas to enhance your PMC work.
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