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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Attaching photos. Which material is best? on: August 25, 2010 10:26:19 AM
I hope this is a challenge  Grin
I have something in mind, i want to make brooches, something like this model:

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As you can see there is a photo that is attached to a material.
The only problem is that i cannot decide. Should the base material be polymer clay or ceramics? Would there be any difference? And which method is the best to glue a piece of paper from a material without having air bubbles under it?
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: beaded ring on: August 06, 2010 02:37:56 PM
It's really really beautiful! I think i'll make one too! How did you manage to glue the metal thing? Cheesy Or did you glued it between the two pieces of material?
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: Going mad...and translucent also! on: August 04, 2009 02:57:04 PM
I've tried making them thinner but no use Smiley) I'm hopeless. They usually break at the middle and i don't want just half a flower.  Grin
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Going mad...and translucent also! on: August 04, 2009 01:37:45 PM
Well, i've tried making a bracelet, everything was fine...Untill i discovered that the translucent part didn't seem to be quite transparent as i thought it would be. I always use fimo soft and this one (translucent clay) is the only one i can find on the market.
There is a technique there somewhere that i haven't discovered yet.
At first i wanted to obtain an effect like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marsdesign-marcia/3038769582/in/photostream/

The result wasn't quite what i expected:

I thought that the trick is to make real thin slices. I only have a pasta machine, and after i put them in the pasta machine, they look a bit distorted. If i set it at the thickest setting, the slices become huge and i cannot use them.

Where do i go wrong?
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: questions from Lady Anca on: August 03, 2009 03:13:08 AM
How can you obtain this effect?
I'm not reffering about the blending part, i want to find out how i can obtain that texture.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Peyote buttons? Where? on: June 20, 2009 12:45:13 PM
Does anybody know a tutorial or what technique is used to make these buttons?


Pretty please!
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: questions from Lady Anca on: June 08, 2009 10:21:13 AM
Unfortunately now i am a bit busy with the exams and i cannot work with polymer clay but i want so badly to make just one pair of earrings!  Cry
Luckly, i have time for research  Grin So, i've checked glassatic.com but i still have one question: if i want to mix seed beads with polymer clay, which one is the "safest" method? I want to make something like this:
I don't think i can find here a glue that is heat-resistant. If i just put them before baking, is there a chance that the beads will fall afterwards?
I was considering using 3mm wire but a year ago when i tried this, the wire tended to get out from the polymer clay before baking.
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: questions from Lady Anca on: February 24, 2009 11:27:37 AM
If you can't buy silver-plated or even pewter blanks for jewelry at all, then you can also just make blanks from polymer clay yourself, then use a metallic powder to make them metallic (the type of metallic powder made from mica, or from real-metal-with-reasonable-ventilation), or use metallic "leaf," or embossing powders, or even metallic colored acrylic paint--or "paint" made from mixing one of the metallic powders into a clear carrier like polyurethane/etc.).  Some of the photos I linked to before had "metallic" frames and bezels that were made that way.
Wow that is amazing! Thank you so much for your time!  Kiss Great idea!
Actually i have silver powder Cheesy *dancing*
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: questions from Lady Anca on: February 23, 2009 01:14:40 PM
Wow, thank you so much. I am afraid to work with resin actually because i know that it is very toxic and now i don't have a mask. I live in an appartament, so the ventilation isn't that good enough. That is why i wanted a replacement. I wanted those pebbles to make...um, we call them brooches, and even some small earrings and rings.
About that resin tutorial, i just want to say that i've seen it a million times and it is AMAZING but unfortunately we don't have here those silver-plated rings and pewter pendants like those, there aren't any even made from metal.
Right now i work with polymer clay but i wanted to try something new, that's when i discovered resin. And i bought a pasta machine a couple of months ago Cheesy it's so great now that i can mix colors much more easily and i've made blends too!
This is what i've made! http://i36.tinypic.com/2enxl54.jpg
Considering that i have a topic only for myself *blushing*, i was wondering what is the difference between diamond glaze and mod podge? Which one is the best?
And do you want to put your clear coating in a cell of some kind (bezel, etc.), or do you want to create freestanding shapes?
I think i want to create freestanding shapes because i dont have bezels.
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: translucent coloured liquid fimo on: February 23, 2009 08:47:17 AM
....or you do mean something like the small glass "pebbles" to which crafters sometimes glue photos/etc on their flat back sides (usually with E6000 glue), or are you thinking of another shape?

And what size are you thinking of for the pics and/or the clear tops??

Diane B.
This is what i meant, sorry  Grin about diamond glaze, i've seen that you can use DG3 instead of resin, and i also understood that DG3 is the new Diamond Glaze, that's why i mentioned it.
I want to make those little pebbles in a medium size i guess, maximum 5 cm, minimum 2cm.
My point is that i want to use any material that replaces resin, one that is more simple and that is easy to buy (most materials i don't have because i cannot find them in my country and the problem with the ordering from another country is that the shipping costs a lot and most materials are only in USA which is so far away from here  Grin)
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