Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Blue Glitter and Embossing Powder Meet Translucent Fimo

The Sweet Summer Blog Hop

Products used to make this project:

Jewelry findings, headpins, lobster claw, chain, jump-rings, 20 gauge wire, earring wires.......

Tools you need to reproduce this project:

Polymer clay rolling pin
Small circle cutters (mine are a 3/4 inch and a 1 inch)
Three in one pliers or... double round nose, flat and wire cutter pliers
Clay cutting blade
Parchment paper
Round tooth picks
Block of styrofoam
Soft round paintbrush
Plastic sandwich bag

Roll out the STAEDTLER fimo effect translucent clay to 1/4 inch thick and sprinkle the glitter and embossing powders onto the flattened clay sheet.

These glitters and embossing powders are gorgeous! I want to try them all mixed with my favorite STAEDTLER translucent clay.

Fold and re-roll the glitter into the clay over and over until it's dispersed throughout the clay evenly.

Sprinkle some Stampendous glass glitter onto the mixed glitter clay and re-roll and fold the clay again until you're happy with the mix.

Use the sandwich bag plastic to cover the mixed clay sheet and push the round clay cutter into the clay to make smooth edged rounded discs.

Sandwich wire between two of the smoothed mixed clay discs and seal the edge seams by gently smudging with your fingertips. The wire will make a hole for stringing the bead.

I sprinkled some glittery embossing powder onto one edge of each bead. I couldn't resist.

I rolled the extra clay into little balls and skewered onto a piece of wire. I baked all the beads in a preheated 230 degree oven for 20 minutes and allowed them to cool off before handling.

I removed the beads from the baking wire and put each bead onto the end of a toothpick and dipped them into the STAEDTLER gloss varnish.

I poked the other end of each toothpick into a large piece of styrofoam to dry. I came back after a few minutes and dabbed off the extra varnish drips.

After the beads are dry, load each onto a decorative head pin and make an eye using the three in one pliers.
Follow this tutorial if you need it.

These beads turned out spectacularly!
I love the STAEDTLER fimo effect translucent clay as a base for these glitters.

I added some chain to a couple ear hooks and linked some round beads evenly to these chains with jump rings to make some sweet dangle earrings.

I really love these beads!!!

I added a bead and a lobster claw to each end of a 20 inch length of silver coloured chain to make a necklace.

I hung the beads from the chain at even intervals. I started in the middle of the chain with the largest bead.

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Tami B. said...

I'm not into beads, but these are absolutely beautiful and something I might try. I have a friend who would flip for them.

LauraEva said...

Ummm..WOW!!!!! just WOW!!

Unknown said...

Wow! I love how you did those. You make it seem so easy:-) Thanks for sharing the tutorials. I love jewellery but never knew I could make them from Fimo! Great color choice too!

Kristine Reynolds said...

WOW! You've been knocking it out of the park all week but I think this is my favorite!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so beautiful! Your talent is amazing. I like how you've laid it out step by step to show the process. I'm in awe of the finished product. KT

Sue D said...

Gorgeous--I think this is my favorite so far.

Suzanne C said...

COOL translucent effect! Beautiful necklace.

Judy said...

The jewelry you made is so beautiful. I don't know if I could make something like that. It always sounds easier then it really is. Thanks for sharing an amazing project.

Unknown said...

You know you make these look so good that I almost want to eat them! I mean they look like candy!!! This is spectacular Kellie!!

barbara macaskill said...

I wish I had been able to read this before I went to the craft store this morning! Now I have to wait till next week to go back and get the goodies to make these! BUMMER! This turned out absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait for my next appointment so I can go to the craft store! Thanks for sharing!

Kailash said...

Beautifully done, stunning beads, love those colors. Thanks for sharing the step by step!!!

Kathy Louis said...

I really want to make this. You make it look easy with these great instructions.

Sabrina said...

WOW!! You are definitely the queen of jewelry making!! Thank you for another fantastic tutorial!!

Isha Gupta said...

Thanks for sharing yet another amazing project.

Loly Borda said...

Wow! I love your project, beautiful colors and thanks for the tutorial.

Carol said...

Oh my! You have out did yourself here. I did not even know that there was such a thing as translucent FIMO and what you have done with it is amazing! These beads look like really expensive glass beads!

Carol B

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow these beads are amazing...that translucent clay is so versatile.

Nancee said...

The beads are really cool. I love the glitter incorporated into the clay, very pretty.

jengd said...

I haven't seen the translucent clay before- I'll definitely look for it. Fabulous beads - look like something that you would buy in the store, not make on your own. Thanks for the great tutorial again.

Janelle Stollfus said...

Wow, that looks like an expensive line of jewelry. Fabulous job and you make it look easy!

Denise Bryant said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors!

craftymom205 said...

Love the jewelry.

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Miriam Prantner said...

This is beautiful! Looks like an ensemble you would pick up in a trendy boutique!

Barb Turpin said...

What a gorgeous shade of the translucent fimo.

Unknown said...

This is sooooo summer and ready for right now! Those colors are some of my favorites and YOU work wonders with a little Fimo clay and glitter! My list of projects is growing this week but I must make this too!!!

Turnedgypsy said...

wow you are good with clay...thanks for sharing with us..

Thanks for all the fun and inspiration. Neat projects.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very RAD!!!

Janis said...

These are simply gorgeous. Love the color!!