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« on: October 27, 2008 06:39:24 PM »

I just finished reading the first book in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and loved it. So, I made an Aes Sedai ring.





I made it out of sculpey and then painted over it with this Mirror Finish nail polish I found that is awesome (when it's on your nails you can actually see your reflection in it, although it's a little fuzzy looking).
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008 09:09:35 PM »

VERY cool! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008 11:09:01 AM »

Very nice ring... love the tail-in-the-mouth too.

(Once you've made 10 posts at Craftster--anywhere-- be sure and put the actual images in your post since you'll get lots more looks!)

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I made it out of sculpey and then painted over it with this Mirror Finish nail polish I found . . 

P.S.  Just a couple of tips if you're not very familiar with polymer clay:

...Sculpey + SuperSculpey-flesh + Sculpey III aren't good for making thin items or projecting parts because those are the most brittle brands/lines of polymer clay and can easily break after baking --rings are definitely thin and will get stressed (...if you used an armature of wire or metal, etc. under the Scupley though, that would be better)

...some nail polishes (and paints, sealers, etc.) contain petroleum-based solvents so aren't safe on polymer clay (will eat into them even up to 6 months later, making them sticky)... if the polish you used was an acrylic though (and it can be hard to tell with fingernail polishes), it should be fine
....... there are various ways to give polymer clay the look of metal --metallic acrylic paints, mica or real-metal powders, and silver "leaf" being the most common... if you'd like to read more about those "faux-metal" options for polymer clay, check out this page of my site:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Faux--many.htm (click on Metals near the bottom of the list)

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008 11:58:50 AM »

Thank you!

I have noticed the polymer clay being eaten up before when I left some clay on a Styrofoam plate. It was awful. Your advice will be very helpful because I was planning to make one for a friend for Christmas also (and now probably a new-and-improved version for myself) and I think it will come out even better. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008 12:43:58 PM »

Awesome! That nailpolish looks JUST like silver. I thought you had used silver clay. Great alternative to a VERY costly material, and the detailing is rad.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008 02:00:28 PM »

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I have noticed the polymer clay being eaten up before when I left some clay on a Styrofoam plate. It was awful.

That's the same sort of principle.  The plasticizers in raw polymer clay will definitely begin to dissolve some kinds of plastic if in contact with them over time (e.g., polystyrene foams and some kinds of rigid transparent plastic used to make things like some small boxes, etc. --the rigid acrylic sheets we sometimes use as work surfaces are fine though!).  Rubbery, translucent, flexible plastics are usually always okay with raw clay however. This comes up both for storage of raw clay as well as using raw clay on work surfaces.

Also, many kinds of plastic will shrink or distort when "covered" with clay, then baked... e.g., polystyrene foam can be used as a form or armature under polymer clay though even if it would be a problem to be in contact with it for a longer time since baking the clay thoroughly makes its plasticizer unavailable, and/or the foam will shrink during baking but stay in shape long enough for the clay to harden around it.  And most plastics used for medical or food related things usually won't shrink or distort at our baking temps too.
If you want to read more about which plastics are okay in those situations, check out these 2 pages too:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/storage.htm
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http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/covering.htm
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I was planning to make one for a friend for Christmas also (and now probably a new-and-improved version for myself)

(You might want to check out this page at my site too, for tips on making polymer clay rings:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/jewelry.htm ...click on Rings )

HTH, and have fun!

Diane B.
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2008 01:39:06 PM »

wow..well whatever happens to the clay it looks great. ^_^
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2008 10:45:58 AM »

that is so cool. i might just have to try it myself!
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