Do you have a party? The dress is selected, shoes are bought, lacquer, handbag and makeup are waiting for their turn? But something is missing. Of course, jewelry! In order to become a star of any holiday, feel unique and inimitable needs accessories. For example, a necklace in the original and bright style. Among the modern mass production of a lot of jewelry and costume jewelry, every woman still wants to find and wear something unique. At all times, jewelery made by hand, stood apart, showed an excellent and original taste of the mistress. Therefore, to become the owner of a beautiful necklace, which no one else, you can do it yourself. One of the most popular materials for creating high-quality and beautiful jewelry, is polymer clay. Conditionally it is divided into baked and self-hardening. The needlewomen for the jewelry choose the first, it is also called thermoplastic. It is very soft and pliable material, which at a temperature of 110 - 130 ° C solidifies. Thanks to the rich color palette, as well as a variety of additional effects, such as metallic shades, fluorescence or the presence of sparkles, plastic wins more and more hearts of needlewomen every day. In this article we will make an original necklace with a leopard print in an unexpected green range. This is an ornament for free girls and women who are not afraid to be bright and original. Materials for work:
- Polymer clay (black, brown, white and green);
- Stationery knife;
- Acrylic or glass rolling pin;
- Small cutters of irregular shape;
- Black beads with caps;
- A line or jewelry cable;
- Lock for the necklace;
- Grinding plate (can be replaced with a nail file for polishing nails);
- Transparent glossy varnish for plastics;
- Needle or toothpick.
Before you get started, you need tocarefully knead the thermoplastic until it becomes soft and supple. Since our necklace will consist of beads, covered with glossy glossy varnish, it is better to work with clay in gloves. Plastic is very sensitive to prints. When the clay was milled properly, we form sausage from brown plastic. The approximate dimensions are about 10 cm in length and about 2 cm in diameter. Now we make a longitudinal groove in this sausage approximately 2 - 3 mm wide. We do not cut it, but we press it with the help of a toothpick or the end of a thin brush. We take black thermoplastic and roll out thin sausages from it. By diameter, they should be equal to the longitudinal groove in the brown sausage. We put one such sausage in a furrow, and all the others we have along a brown cane. They must completely cover the brown clay (see photo). Now we mix a little white and a little moregreen clay. Mix to homogeneity is not necessary. In the green layer, white veins should be visible. Now roll this white green slice with a layer of approximately 3 mm and wrap our black-and-brown workpiece in one layer into the layer. A little squeeze the resulting cane. You should get the wrong oblique rectangle with smooth angles. This is necessary in order to further our "leopard" specks were not strictly symmetric and identical, but turned out to be arbitrary, as in nature. We cut our workpiece into 4 parts and addtheir slices on the front side (see photo). Now we again press the sausage to its original size and form the wrong rectangle. We cut the workpiece and get a practically finished print. If you want a smaller picture, you can repeat the procedure of compression and cutting again (see photo). But in this necklace we used a large print, so the necklace will look more original. Now you need to cut our rectangular sausage into pieces about 4 mm in thickness. Now we take a layer of polymer clay browncolor and have on it our blanks close to each other. We pass on them with a rolling pin. Thinly rolling is not necessary. It will be sufficient that the blanks become one whole (see photo). Now we take different types of cutters. If you do not have ready (they are sold in handicraft shops), you can use small baking molds. Another option is to create your own molds. To do this, a tin can from drinks. It is easily cut, and you can make a variety of fantasy molds. So, we cut out the future beads. If you worked with gloves, then the beads will be smooth. In any case, you can polish them. Make through holes and bake our beads. After they cool, cover with varnish, givedry and string on a fishing line of double build or a jewelry cable. We interchange them with round black beads with caps. When everything is worn, we fasten the lock and go to become the star of the party.