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Faux Lapis Lazuli demonstration

Posted on July 31, 2012

On Sunday I went to the wonderful London Polymer Clay Group and demonstrated a way to make faux Lapis Lazuli from polymer clay. The focus of the meeting was faux techniques in the colours of the Olympic rings. As well as my demonstration there were brilliant demonstrations on faux malachite from Sue Margetts and faux bone/ivory from Debbie Carlton. There were handouts available for some other techniques.

Here’s what I had a go at from the demos/handouts

Faux cinnabar , faux malachite and faux Lava rock
I spent a lot of time playing about with several different Lapis Lazuli techniques and colour recipes before I share my demo with the group. I will try and write some of it up properly to share you with soon, including some colour recipes for Kato clay. My favourite technique was the one in Carol Blackburn’s excellent book  In the meantime here’s some pictures
The beads are real Lapis, the cabochons in the middle were made with different recipes

Precious little creatures.
Some of the owls have had some Pearlex powder applied to the markings – you should be able to spot the 2 who have. There is also a cute little faux Lapis cat!


  1. this is great! I have not seen much “faux” lately and it reminds me I should have another go at it 🙂 – Love the wee owls!!!

  2. Wow! your faux lapis looks really good. The little kitty is my favourite, it makes me think of ancient Egyptian treasure.

  3. Cara Jane, I love lapis but have never tried making faux. Those little owls and kitty are adorable (try to guess my favourite LOL). I look forward to your Kato recipes; I have one recipe (I think it’s from Tory Hughes), but that uses Fimo Classic, which is hard to find here in Canada.

  4. I found your website the other day and after reading a handful of posts, thought I would say thank you for all the great content. Keep it coming! I will try to stop by here more often.

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