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Topic: My Faux Solder Pendants  (Read 4019 times)
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« on: June 20, 2007 07:23:28 AM »

Hey guys!  I made these a few weeks back and I wanted to see how everyone liked them and also share. 

Here is my Beg for mercy Lady:

My Hot stuff lady:

and my Simply Spectacular Gal:

I made them with glass slides, images, and a sticker or two.  then I sealed the edges with glue, and once that was dry, i trimmed them with sculpey, beat the sculpey up a bit to make it look like solder, inserted a jump ring, then baked.  The low temp to bake the clay didn't burn anything because paper doesn't burn at such a low temp.  Then I added ribbon, a chain, and a very cool vintage chain that I made by piecing together a gold necklace that had very ugly beads on it.  Please let me know what ya think, and it was easy peasy!
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007 07:28:28 AM »

great idea! the 1st one in particular really looks like solder... and i love the polka-dot ribbon you used for the 3rd  Smiley

« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007 08:08:03 AM »

What a neat idea Smiley they look great!~Barbara
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007 08:53:27 AM »

Clever! They're beautiful!
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2007 09:22:01 AM »

This is such a great idea. I tried to solder some pendants but I couldn't get it to look smooth enough.

What temp did you bake these at?
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2007 09:31:09 AM »

i really really like the last one!

« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2007 09:36:29 AM »

Very creative way to make them with the clay...never considered that before!
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2007 10:24:53 AM »

Those are gorgeous!
I'm so in love with retro/pin up ladies.
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2007 11:03:30 AM »

Thaks guys! You are all very nice!  I saw the idea on the web somewhere, I just glanced at it while looking for stuff, and later on, I was like, oh yeah, let me try that.  Plus, since i am always dropping markers, paintbrushes, etc on my lap cause I'm a klutz, i figured for sure it would hurt a tad if I dropped a soldering iron on my lap  Tongue  So I thought I would stick to something somewhat safe.

As for the clay, it's sculpey brand, so i bake it for about 10-15 minutes on 275.  I wrap them in a pillow of aluminun (I can't spell that word at all)foil so that they don't burn.  About halfway through though, I check them to make sure they aren't burning.  Clay smells really bad when it burns and don't use a convection toaster oven/convection oven, take it from me, they just don't work out in my experience.  Some clays differ, so check the package to make sure you don't end up with rubbery goo cause you didn't cook it long enough or toasty baubles from cooking them too long.  But if I can figure it out, anyone can! 

Let me know if you need any more info and if you attempt to create one of these, you must show it off  Grin
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2007 02:27:44 PM »

Gah! I love those. I love the retro pin-up style! Fantastic job. I really thought the first one was soldered until I read your post.  Smiley Such a creative idea. I, personally, cannot do anything with sculpey.

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