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Topic: Octopus Overload!! My Tentacle Facination w/ tute!  (Read 13789 times)
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« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2010 09:22:29 AM »

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are including things like the glass gem in the clay dangerous to put in the Oven? what heat do you bake them at?
I want to try this but I'm afraid I might screw it up or something.

shayneblate08, you can definitely use glass "pebbles" as well as all kinds of other glass items (even mirrors) with polymer clay and then bake them together.

In fact, most any kind of material is fine at the low temp and short time we use for curing polymer clay.  
The main exception would be some kinds of plastics (some will melt rather than burn like others if the temp is too high, and for those or others the maximum temp before either of those things happen is in the 200-300 F range, so can be iffy).  Even those plastics can often be used for certain applications and with certain baking techniques though:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/baking.htm
Other exceptions would be items made from materials which could contain any hint of residual moisture (without being sealed or oven-dried first, etc) which were being completely covered with clay, like bare wood, because they could swell when baking and create cracking in the clay covering.

You might want to check out some of the ways glass pebbles/marbles/etc have been used with polymer clay, and also ways that other glass items have been used with it, on these pages of my site:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/MISC.htm (click on Marbles/etc.)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/covering.htm (click on Glass & Ceramic)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/BOH.htm (check out some of the examples)
and perhaps these too:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/mixing_media.htm (click on Glass, Ceramics, Shell, Mirror and Seed Beads --the glass ones)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/onlay.htm (click on Non-Clay Materials)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/mosaics_inlay.htm (click on Inlay)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/frames-mirrors.htm (click on Mirrors)

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« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2010 05:46:55 PM »

i love this i think im ganna try to make some gadge earings like these! great job!!!!!
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« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2010 05:48:09 PM »

Thank you  Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: July 03, 2010 12:27:10 AM »

My version, pre-baking. I still haven't figured out where I am going to put the bail. I made my tentacles a little too long, so they are everywhere, lol!  Cheesy

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« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2010 03:31:20 AM »

That looks great! I love how it looks like its swarming  Cheesy
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« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2010 11:19:53 AM »

I freakin' LOVE that necklace!
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« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2010 06:44:05 AM »

Love them! They are fantastic!
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« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2011 01:05:56 AM »

I love these, and thank you for putting up a tutorial. I'm ptty new to clay still and have been wanting to try making an octopus but it seemed so intense and this way you get the tentacles without worrying about the rest of the body.

So I made one, I kind of like it, but it's a little too pushed together so learned something for next time. Also, I used a round glass charm, so I wouldn't have to worry about attaching a holding for it. Here's a picture.

It's black and pink but the colors didn't come out very well in the picture.


Again thank you for posting this, it got me over my fear...though for some reason mine looks more like a frog than an octopus haha gotta work on tentacle placement...never thought I would say that haha
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« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2011 11:40:12 AM »

This is great! Your pieces are beautiful. Thank you for the turtoial!
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« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2011 02:17:43 AM »

Thanks so much for this tutorial! I, too, love tentacles. I think this will be a fun project to try!
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