Create jewelry yourself - popularhobby. Throughout the world, needlewomen weave from beads, knit from laces and threads, mold from polymer clay a variety of things: necklaces bracelets, earrings and much more. And if for beadwork and knitting all beads and pebbles are sold in hardware stores, then masters working with polymer clay can create not only jewelry, but also elements for it, for example, beads. Decorations made of polymer clay can be in a variety of styles. This article will offer master classes on making beads from fruit sausages and mandarin from thermoplastic. Fruit canes made of polymer clay. Such bright and beautiful sausages will be useful in making earrings and bracelets and will become excellent decorative elements in more complex ornaments. Orange cane. Materials:
- Thermoplastic (orange, translucent orange, white flowers);
- Stationery knife;
- Transparent varnish (glossy or matte to your taste);
In order to prevent fingerprints on the plastic, to which clay is very sensitive, you can wear thin latex gloves. So the craft will look more carefully. Take a piece of plastic translucent orange and form a sausage-cane with a triangular cross section. This is a blank for the orange slices. A piece of white clay rolled out a thin layer. Turn orange sausage into it and cut off excess. Press the workpiece in a triangular section. Work with your fingers, to give the desired shape you can use the table, applying cane edges. A thin triangular cane is cut into 8 identical parts. Roll out of white clay very thin sausage and arrange around it triangular canes. Roll out a piece of white thermoplastic with a layer slightly thicker than the previous one and wrap the workpiece in it. To roll. Then wrap the resulting thick sausage in a layer of orange clay. Part of the sausage can be squeezed to a smaller diameter, some of it remains the same. From these canes will be beads of different diameters. Thick cane cut into circles about 3 mm in thickness and pierce with an even piece of thick wire, and thin canes can be baked without cutting. Strictly adhere to temperature regimes,indicated on the package with clay. After the artifacts have cooled, thin sausages can also be cut into rings. Cover the workpieces with varnish. If you replace the colors of clay, you can get cute lemon or grapefruit slices. They are suitable for decorating larger crafts, for example, rings for napkins or cakes, also created from plastic. Another fruit that will look great in beads of polymer clay is kiwi. What you need:
- Baking plastic of various shades of greenery (dark, medium and light);
- The baked plastic is medium and darker than the shades of brown;
- Stationery knife.
Carefully stretch a piece of dark green and mediumgreen clay and make a smooth gradient. Form a small block. Cut it apart so that each one has a gradient. From light green to separate a small piece (for veins), the rest to roll into a cylinder with an oval section. From the previously left piece of light greenclay roll out the layer, its thickness should be equal to the width of the veinlet. Arrange the plates with a gradient on this layer and cut out the blanks. From the clay dark brown (almost black) color rolled thin sausage. By diameter, it should be equal to the diameter of the kiwi bone. On the blanks make a toothpick groove, the amount is arbitrary, like the order of location. Streak veins and have sections of dark brown sausage-flagellum need from a darker edge. Take the light green center of the cylindricalform and attach to it blanks with flagella dark side. It turns out a kind of "sun with rays." Fill the seats between the "rays" of medium green clay. In order for the work to be more accurate, you can give a piece of medium green clay the shape of triangles. Now wrap the resulting sausage in a layer of brown clay. Squeeze and bake in the same way as the fruit rings described above. In the next modeling lesson it is proposed to create a whole, bright, sunny mandarin. It will take:
- Thermoplastics (colors: orange, translucent orange, white, green);
- Roller (you can use the paste machine);
- Stationery knife;
- Acrylic paint (white color);
- Liquid polymer clay;
- Salt is fine-grained;
- Polishing skins (nazhdachka 3 - 5 microns, the thinnest);
- Transparent varnish for polymer clay.
The first stage is the creation of a mandarin billet. A piece of translucent thermoplastic orange color carefully stretch, roll it out of the sausage and cut into the same parts. To form from them slices for mandarin women with the help of fingers. Collect mandarins from the resulting blanks. For one mandarin will take about seven pieces. Use the needle to press the grooves on the lobules. 1 longitudinal and somewhat small obliquity. If you plan to use Mandarins, howbeads, it is necessary to make a through hole with a needle in the center and you can put them on the first temperature treatment. Bake strictly in accordance with the data shown on the package. The first baking can last about five minutes. After the mandarin has been sintered, it is necessary to paint its protein with paint. For convenience, stick a toothpick. Carefully ensure that all grooves are painted. After the paint has completely dried, remove the top coat of paint so that it remains only in grooves and hollows between the lobules. Now you need to make a peel mandarin. Roll out one layer of orange and white flowers, and then connect and roll them together. The thickness of the layer should not be more than 0.5 mm. Break the resulting layer into pieces and wrap the peel of the mandarin. For a better grip of parts, you can additionally apply a certain amount of liquid polymer clay. To make the peel look like a real mandarin,run it in salt finely ground. (Roll only the peel). And put on re-baking. After this, just rinse with water, the salt will dissolve, and the effect of the tangerine peel will remain. Now you can attach with a liquid plastic stems from green clay, if necessary, pierce the hole for the beads and bake again. After cooling, you can paint the uncovered skin of the tangerine parts with varnish and use, as fantasy tells.