Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hollow Peekaboo Pendants

I've made some 3D pendants to show off the new STAEDTLER texture sheets and fimo effect colours that I've been playing with.
Here's how I did it.

I chose two colours of STAEDTLER fimo effects clay that I like together and rolled them through the pasta machine at the largest setting. Then I put them back trough the machine at the same setting with a texture sheet. I used the music notes and calligraphy sheet set for this front pendant.

I cut out some rounds of the same size using a 1.5 inch cutter.  One disc I cut a further smaller circle from and placed it on top of a curved bake able surface to create a slight dome. I baked the pieces for 20 minutes at 230 degrees. Then I added some detail with some gold paint. 

I glued the two pieces together using super glue.

I made a thin worm of the top disc colour and pressed it into the seam where the two sheets meet. Then I smoothed the new clay over the old by squishing it with my fingertips. I re-baked the piece for another 15 minutes at 230 degrees.

After the piece had cooled off I coated it with some STAEDTLER fimo gloss varnish and a few rhinestones. I'll drill some holes through the piece so I can hang them as pendants. They might also be used a brooches.... I'm not entirely sure yet.


W. A. Whipple said...

Found you through a search for homemade lightboxes, so glad I did. These pendant/brooches are really nifty, with so many possibilities!

Kellie Mowat said...

It's a great shape. I've been seeing it on the internet for a couple of years and wanted to play with it. When the STAEDTLER texture sheets got here, I knew it was the perfect pendant to show off the two sheet sets at one go. I keep making them whenever I figure out a new technique. I think I'm addicted. I used them here too

Thanks for writing!

Eva Mari said...

Wonderful! But one can actually bake super glue? Very interesting...

Best regards fom Eva Mari in Norway :)

Kellie Mowat said...

Hello there Eva Mari,

It's probably a very good idea to ventilate the area well while baking any craft product. I keep a window open and make sure to aim a fan out the window to keep fresh air circulating. I think I've been lucky with my results because of the low temperature and short baking time.
If you're unsure or uncomfortable or sensitive at all it's probably better to err on the side of caution and use a bake-able adhesive like STAEDTLER' Fimo liquid gel to glue the pieces together. You'll have to set it in the oven before you use clay to blend out the seam and then re-bake the piece after it's smoothed out.

Hope you try it!