Monday, May 20, 2013

Fit for a Queen

The STAEDTLER, Stampendous blog hop begins!!!


To complete this project you will need:
Stampendous Encrusted Teal Jewel kit embossing powders and glitters
Clear ink pad
Rhinestones
Super glue
Copper jewelry findings, chain, jump rings, lobster claw, copper head pins, copper 22 gauge wire, crystal faceted beads, 

Tools you'll need to complete this project:
Home oven
Parchment paper
Water in a spray bottle
Rolling pin for clay use only
Craft knife
Medium grit nail file
Drill with fine drill bit
Three in one jewelry pliers, double round nose, flat and wire cutters.

Open your STAEDTLER fimo effect translucent clay and working on a parchment paper protected surface, knead the clay until it's soft enough to roll out to a 1/4 inch thick sheet.


Open your Stampendous crown stamp and mount the crown of your choice onto the clear block. Mist the rolled out clay with the water bottle and press the stamp into the clay until you get a clear impression. The water will act as a release agent and help the stamp come away from the clay cleanly.


Use the craft blade to cut away the clay around the stamped image.


Keep the edges as neat as you can. Use a toothpick to help clean up any tough bits if you need to. Bake the piece in a preheated 230 degree oven for 20 minutes on a parchment lined baking sheet. Let the piece cool before moving to the next step.


Load the crown stamp with clear ink and stamp onto the baked clay crown. Load the inked crown with the aged teal embossing powder from the Stampendous encrusted jewel teal kit. Shake off excess powder onto a clean sheet of paper and return the extra powder to the container. Bake the piece in the preheated 230 degree oven for another ten minutes and allow it to cool before handling.


I sanded the surface of the piece with a medium grit nail file to bring out the detail of the stamp and distress the embossing powder,

Re-stamp the piece with clear ink. I made my new image slightly to the left of the old image. Load the piece with aged copper embossing powder from the Stampendous encrusted jewel bronze kit. Bake the piece again in the preheated 230 degree oven for ten more minutes allowing the piece to cool before handling.


STAEDTLER fimo clay is great for many reasons. I really appreciate that I can use a nail file or some sand paper to clean up any rough edges on pieces after they are baked. I can also use a drill to make holes in a piece for hanging after the piece has been cured hard. I used a very fine drill bit to make a hole in either side of the crown for hanging with jump rings.


Add some bling with rhinestones and super glue.


Attach to a chain with some accent crystals using jump rings.


Don't forget to join this site by clicking the link at the very bottom of this page and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this wonderful STAEDTLER Sweet Summer Giveaway collection at the end of the week.
Giveaway open to residents of Canada and the US only.

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41 comments:

April Derrick said...

My code word for you is just plain, "WOW"!! This is just amazing woman!!! love how you used the embossing powders!!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful fimo necklace! Fabulous use of the embossing powders!

Cindy Cima said...

Love this pendant! It looks like it was such fun to make!

Kristine Reynolds said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jamie Martin said...

Wow what a fabulous necklace!

Kailash said...

Beautifully crafted necklace, the texture is just stunning!!

StampendousGraphics said...

This is so beautiful, Kelli! Love your technique of stamping the top embossing powder off center from the first one. So unique! Thanks so much for playing with our hop today!

cal8007 said...

Kelli love it!! Nice to know the femo clay is soft; having arthritis makes it hard to condition the clay; so I'm looking forward to using this to make my cabochones. Thanks so much for your tutorial too. I will join this site and be sure to come and check it when you post something new.

Thanks for the chance also!

Carmen L

Sabrina said...

So exquisite!! Love the embossing colors and techniques! It makes it look antique. Thank you for the tutorial. I am going to have to give it a try.

Edna Siu said...

It is beautiful and sweet, and thanks for the tutorial.

Yolanda said...

What a wonderful way to use stamps.Thanks.

cathy< jt said...

Awesome and stunning necklace ! Love it !!

Carol said...

Amazing! You have really created a work of art here!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness! I was expecting to see a card or layout possibly and this is just fabulous. What a great idea and an out of the box use of the supplies! It's just lovely!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful pendant! One of my favorite embossing enamel and it looks stunning on your necklace!

Pat Moore said...

What a creative and inspiring way to use the stamps.

Kathy M. said...

Love the necklace! Thanks

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing how you created it. It's Fabulous!

Mary-Anne V said...

Amazing what you did the clay...so pretty.

craftymom205 said...

Love this project.

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Fit Kitty said...

Thought I already posted a comment yesterday but I guess it didn't take? In any event, this necklace is beautiful - it's a real piece of art. I have never made anything like this but would love to try. KT

Sue D said...

FAntastic--thanks for all the tips using the clay.

Kathryn said...

Never knew we could do all of that on clay! Love your techniques so I will have to give it a try now too!!

steph said...

This is gorgeous!

Karen Buchanan said...

Love this! Those encrusted jewel kits are the best! I have not played with clay for a long time, I think I should play again! Thanks

Cheryl S. said...

What a gorgeous pendant and I love all the texture in it. I will have to give the Fimo a try so I don't have to condition it (what a time saver plus easier on my hands). I have stamped on different clays before but never thought to add the embossing powder the way you did - absolutely gorgeous and very creative!!

Angelica Chambers said...

Impressive! I actually have one block of the Fimo soft Translucent clay but couldn't come up with a good idea to use it yet! I also have the 6 encrusted jewels kits by Stampendous! I don't have the crown stamp so I will have to find that one! I never even considered using the clay and encrusted products together to make jewelry! This was amazing! Having such a great day full of inspiration thanks to Staedtler and Stampendous and you awesome bloggers!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a cool piece! I have never even really thought of stamping/embossing/glittering up clay, but it's gorgeous!

Colorado Crafter said...

Wow! That is so cool! Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful tutorial!

Laura Turcotte said...

This is absolutely amazing!!!

Laura Turcotte said...

wow---so beautiful!

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous project. TFS

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful and so creative to make a piece of jewelry like this!

jengd said...

Fabulous, unique piece! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great projects- I love the visuals too- the clay crown is very neat- and love the embossing powders and jewels to embellish.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I never thought you could mix embossing powder with Fimo, I love this! TFS

Iris said...

so pretty

Ava Gavloski said...

kelli, that is a piece of artwork made with love!!! well done , wear proudly...

garnett said...

WOW ...Thanks for the great instructions. Never dream of adding glitter to FIMO.

Bunny said...

This project is great. Makes me want to say, "Keep Calm and Carry On". I think the queen herself would like this.

Janis said...

Wowza...I had no idea so much could be done with FIMO!