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« on: February 06, 2012 08:31:40 AM »



all my bangles start life like this: an armature of scrap polymer clay.

 the easiest way to make one is to use an extruder gun with a half circle disc.



 i then wrap the extruded clay around a thick cardboard tube but just use whatever you can find thats the correct diameter and oven proof (old straight glasses and bean cans etc) then bake



zipper canes:
 polymer clay central has an easy zipper cane tutorial: http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/zipper_cane.html   though i altered this by following the tutorial up to step 5 then squashing and lengthening the log until it was 2in wide, 6+ inches long and about 4mm thick.
i then put a sheet of white polymer clay through the thickest setting on my pasta machine (mines only got 7 settings so use your judgement here Wink ) place the flattening log on top of the sheet of white (make sure the sheet of white is wider and longer than the log!) and run through the pasta machine again. i cut strips from this sheet and stacked them as in step 9.


yellow and blue zipper canes

cut slices from the canes and cover the out side of the armature. trim away any excess from the inside of the bangle and bake



i then roughly sand the bangles using wet/dry sandpaper correcting the shape as needed. you can see the difference between the sanded bangle on the left and the unsanded one on the right.
i then add a strip of my chosen colour to the inside of the bangle and trim the excess (a small amount of liquid clay smeared on the inside should help it to adhere easily) bake again.

then sand. i work up through the grades (from 400 to 600 grit paper depending how much reshaping i feel the object needs) until i reach 1000grit paper then buff.

bangles made with the yellow zipper cane:





blue zipper cane:




as always comments or advice are more than welcome Smiley




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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012 08:47:03 AM »

These are gorgeous! Makes me want to pick up some clay, haven't done it in ages.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012 08:48:34 AM »

These are really pretty. Thanks for showing us how you make them too.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012 08:51:19 AM »

These are so cool Smiley  It's an excellent way of utilizing those scrap bits of clay!
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012 08:53:31 AM »

So gorgeous *drool*
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012 08:55:41 AM »

These are amazing!  The colors are absolutely fantastic.  I rarely ever play with clay but I want to try this.
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012 09:01:12 AM »

These are so fun and colorful! I just featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012 09:10:22 AM »

Thes are just gorgeous! I love the colors and curves. It gives some movement to the bangles.
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012 09:20:06 AM »

Love them! and pinned them.
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012 09:20:12 AM »

thank you. i dont usually wear yellow buts it been so grey and gloomy that bright bangles like these add a tough of much need sunshine Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012 09:49:26 AM »

Wow these are gorgeous  Grin I wish I had your skill at polymer clay you totally rock  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012 09:49:37 AM »

They are gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for the tute!!
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I love them!
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2012 10:27:59 AM »

Cool! Love the colors.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2012 06:46:38 AM »

Beautiful and perfect as always! Your work is always a feast for the eyes Claire.
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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2012 10:11:30 AM »

Love the snake like look this has!  Beautiful!
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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2012 02:14:15 AM »

thanks! Smiley
they are such good fun to wear. i may have to make more of these in a rainbow of colours Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2012 05:40:21 AM »

It's clear that I need an extruder gun and a pasta machine.
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2012 02:13:23 PM »

I love how organic and sinuous your bangles are and the colours really pop Smiley Gorgeous work as always
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2012 02:08:32 PM »

Beautiful. They look like they're made from an exotic Dr. Seuss animal.
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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2012 02:09:52 PM »

Wonderfully organic, makes me think of snakes which I happen to like.
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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2012 09:13:26 PM »

These are amazing.
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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2012 08:15:59 AM »

These are uber cool!
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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2012 07:07:12 AM »

So pretty! Thanks for the tut!
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« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2012 05:28:01 PM »

Quite interesting. I love the finished product. Very unique design!
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« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2012 04:57:08 PM »

Outstanding tutorial and bracelets!
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« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2012 08:16:31 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2012 03:57:46 PM »

These a gorgeous! I may have to give the zipper cane a try.
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« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2012 06:40:35 PM »

Very nice! It's amazing what can be done with polymer clay...
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« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2013 02:25:39 PM »

Those are really nice Shocked
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« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2013 08:39:31 AM »

I love these bangles. Thank you for including the tut so I can try it myself
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