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Topic: Some jewelry I made in the past few months  (Read 2726 times)
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« on: June 26, 2013 11:50:27 AM »

I've been busy these past few months, but I've managed to find a little time for myself and for my beads. My mom is very happy, at any rate Grin

These two necklaces have a polymer clay center with a picture I transferred with gin (yes, gin).



This one has matching earrings:



And a bracelet with pearls from an old necklace of my mom's:



Let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013 11:53:53 AM »

Your work is so lovely & romantic! Beautiful!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013 01:29:55 PM »

Beautiful and intricate pieces. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013 05:05:35 PM »

Beautiful pieces! I'd love to see some detail shots of your beading....it's lovely.
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013 05:59:03 PM »

They're BEAUTIFUL! So noveau and just perfectly spot-on.
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013 09:44:03 PM »

Thank you all so much!

Cackle: here are some close-ups:





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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013 03:30:26 AM »

Beautiful work!
Great detail.
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013 03:52:33 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013 06:43:32 AM »

Man!  I wish I wore jewelry!!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013 08:35:51 AM »

Wow!  Beautiful! the patience you must have. Grin
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2013 12:57:36 PM »

These are really beautiful. I've heard of the 'gin' transfer technique but I have never tried it. Very nice Grin
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2013 01:12:02 PM »

love the top wiccan one!!!! soooo cool!
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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2013 11:16:42 AM »

Thank you all so much!

Bushbaby: I've experimented a bit with the transfer. The cheaper the gin the better the transfer - I've tried three types and the one I bought for five dollars works much better than the expensive ones. Regular alcohol doesn't work at all. Also, blue doesn't transfer as well for some reason. The trick is to be patient, gentle and work in circular motions.
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2013 10:11:59 PM »

Thank you all so much!

Bushbaby: I've experimented a bit with the transfer. The cheaper the gin the better the transfer - I've tried three types and the one I bought for five dollars works much better than the expensive ones. Regular alcohol doesn't work at all. Also, blue doesn't transfer as well for some reason. The trick is to be patient, gentle and work in circular motions.

Cool. Thanks for the tip Grin
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« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2013 11:45:17 PM »

I usually role out the (white) clay rather thinly (I wet it a bit on both sides, too, so it won't stick), and then cut out the printed image (this only works with laser printers) and put it face down on the clay. You pour a bit of the gin into a small bowl. Then you dip your finger in the gin and wet the image in circular motions while pressing down gently. You want to press enough so it will stick and not move but if you press too much your clay will have dents in it. You'll notice as you work that little bits of paper will start to peel off. Don't use too much gin, only add more if you feel you're about to crease or move the paper. Just do this for a while until all the paper off. If your not sure it is (the gin makes the paper transparent) wait a bit till it dries and work on the white areas again. Cut the image (I use both cookie cutters and a knife - both only used for this purpose and not for cooking) and bake it until hard. Put it in ice water, then dry it. I put on two layers of polymer clay friendly varnish, too.
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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2013 12:02:48 PM »

These are all so beautiful!  I think the bracelet is my favorite though.  You are very talented! =)
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2013 05:55:45 AM »

Thank you!
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