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.