Before one of the most wonderful holidays in the year -Women's Day on March 8 raises the question: what to give to their friends, mom, grandmother or sister. In the shops you can find a variety of gift options from accessories like a belt or a hat, a set of beautiful glasses or plates, dresses, stockings ... the list goes on forever. At the same time, it will be much more interesting to present something done by oneself. In the gift of hand made, there are several obvious and powerful pluses. The first is uniqueness, even two gizmos will differ in one template, because creating two identical things by hand is simply impossible. The second is exclusivity. You can choose the perfect color or gift format in accordance with the tastes of the one to whom the gift is intended. The third one is prestigious and fashionable. Craftsmen and needlewomen create their own hands with stunning products, for example, costume jewelry, which can compete with beauty and originality with jewelry. In addition, the color palette of plastics is very wide, so that you can pick up shades, especially loved by your mom or girlfriend. In this article, we propose to make you a pendant, a bracelet and a pair of earrings made of polymer clay. This is a fairly simple way to create beautiful and costume jewelry.
Bracelet, pendant and earrings from polymer clay on March 8
It will take:
- The baked plastic is white, brown, golden in color and dark blue turquoise.
- Extruder with a round nozzle (hole diameter 5 mm).
- Cutters of round shape of various diameters. One for the bracelet, one for the pendant and earrings. You can take different sizes for everyone.
- Stationery knife.
- Glass and acrylic rolling pin.
- Special varnish for plastics and brush.
- Liquid polymer clay.
- Sandpaper (very fine).
- Earring pendants.
- Pins with a loop at the end 3 pcs.
- Connecting rings 2 pcs.
We begin with the bracelet. First we will make a basis. Polymer clay can take any of the shades listed above. The main thing that this color was present in the main motive. In this master class was chosen golden plastics. Carefully knead it to a soft and supple condition. We roll it into a layer and cut out a strip with a knife. The length of the strip is equal to the circumference of the selected cutter, and its width is the height. In this master class this is 19 cm and 2 cm respectively. All the excess is cut off and the joint is neatly smoothed. The base for the bracelet is ready, and we send it to bake. Carefully follow the instructions on the clay package. Failure to comply with the temperature can ruin the craft. Usually the plastic is baked at 110 - 130 ° C. We keep in the oven for 15 minutes. If you do not have a cutter of suitable parameters,You can cut out the strip and bake it on any heat-resistant object of suitable diameter. While our base for the bracelet cools after heat treatment, let's create a pattern. The colors used in this master class are great for spring. Fresh white and turquoise - shades of the sky and the first snowdrops, golden - a bright sunbeam. The clay of all colors is mashed. We will need a very small amount. We roll them into strata with a thickness of about 3.5 mm. Take the extruder (without baits) and cut out several circles of each color. It will be necessary for 7-9 circles. The remains are removed, they will not be useful in the future. Now take our mugs and put them together in oneline, observing the order of colors. Here: white, brown, gold, turquoise. The resulting sausage should be slightly rolled on the table (it is better if the surface is smooth and very clean - the clay easily absorbs even the smallest debris), this will fasten the roundworms among themselves and allow easy placement of the sausage into the extruder. We insert the nozzle and squeeze out a thin flagellum. The resulting "rope" is cut into 4identical parts. the photo shows how to arrange the shades. Once again we cut our stripes, now on 3 equal slices. We lay out the blanks in three layers, 4 pieces each. We should have something like this "woodpile". Just squeeze it a little with the same effort from all sides. The shape of the woodpile should not break, compression is necessary to fix the "logs" among themselves. For some time we postpone the workpiece. It should cool down. You can even put it in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. While the pattern lies in the fridge, we again take up the bracelet. By that time, he had already cooled down, and it's time to take it off the mold. If this is not possible, simply cut the workpiece carefully and remove it from the mold. The edges of the cut are easily bonded by liquid polymer clay. After this, it is necessary to once again put it to bake for 10 minutes. We remove our "woodpile" from the refrigerator andcut into strata. In the section, a beautiful pattern is produced from concentric (or less) circles. To ensure that all plates are the same, use the marks - just make notches on the ruler at regular intervals of a couple of mm in thickness. Now glue the patterned workpieces to the base of the bracelet. With the help of liquid plastic fastening will be more reliable. Thoroughly smooth out the irregularities along the edges with your fingers. Again, send the bracelet to the oven for 15 minutes. When it cools off all irregularities, sand it with a very fine paper and cover it with a special lacquer. In order to make a pendant and earrings,roll a layer of golden thermoplastic a couple of mm thick. Plate with a pattern spread out close to each other on top. A little roll with a rolling pin from above, so that the layers are sealed. Now we cut out the pendant and earrings with the help of molds. The form need not be round. Excellent will look and a diamond, and an oval, and a triangle. If you do not have a special thin drill, formaking holes, at this stage in the still pliable polymeric clay it is necessary to insert pins with a loop at the end. Bake in accordance with the instructions on the packaging. When the workpieces cool down, it is necessary to glue the pins with liquid plastic. Wait until it dries completely. Now you can polish irregularities and varnish. It remains only to attach the connecting rings and insert into the earrings of the schwenze. The kit is ready. Advice! Polymer clay in the softened state is very sensitive to prints. In order to make the product as neat and smooth as possible, use thin surgical gloves. It is also necessary to thoroughly clean the workplace and use as a surface something smooth and glossy. It can be ceramic tiles (on it, by the way, you can bake the product) or a piece of glass.