flower pendant | Cara Jane Polymer Clay flower pendant | Cara Jane Polymer Clay

Strong can be too hard!

Strong can be too hard!

I used what I’d learnt from my recent strength test experiments to make sure my latest polymer clay jewellery was cured to make it good and strong. The pieces were cured at 160ºC for 30 mins. I was pleased when I handled them, they seemed good and strong. Then I tried to sand them. Yup they are strong, and hard and that makes them really hard to polish! I spent about 4 times longer than I normally would polishing this flower pendant and I...

Read More

The stages of making my purple flowery cabochon

The stages of making my purple flowery cabochon

I have been asked a couple of questions about my purple flowery cabochon pendant so here’s a little more information  about how I made it. Looking at the colour differences due to the lighting in my pictures I really should go back to using my  photography set up but I took these pictures as a record for me rather than for sharing with you. First I made 2 canes (typically I made them with little bits left over from another project so they...

Read More

Purple Flowers,pendants, micromesh and pens

Purple Flowers,pendants, micromesh and pens

My mum got more birthday presents made by me. I wasn’t quite sure how my disc necklace would work out so I went back to something I knew would work just in case – a flowery cabochon. Again in purples. It turned out very well, I’m very pleased with it. She ended up with both. I recently bought some new micromesh sheets in the 8000 and 12000 grits. Previously I had the basic hobby kit which went up to 6000. The difference in the...

Read More

Flower pendant

Flower pendant

I have been meaning to make some texture plates for a while (I don’t have any) but got a bit distracted and ended up making a flower stamp instead. I carved the one on the right (and baked it) and the one on the left is an impression taken from it which has been trimmed. They are both made in scrap clay. I then got out the Fimo Silver Powder I bought a few years ago but still hadn’t used. I covered the flower with it and used some...

Read More