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« on: November 01, 2009 01:33:39 PM »

Comepleted this for a craft swap I recently did.  It's made of Sculpey and is painted with Acrylics.  I used a dollar store pair of earrings to make the hooks and hoops, and a piece of black cord.  I wanted to make a necklace that was slightly less conventional that just making nesting doll beads or something similar.  Hope you like it!

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009 04:11:46 PM »

this is beautiful, what a lovely idea. Smiley
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009 05:04:12 PM »

Absolutely adorable ♥

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009 07:37:28 AM »

Thanks everybody. Smiley

And thanks Amy. Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009 09:54:54 AM »

Very nice... love the idea of the dangle-in-a-hole smaller nesting doll "inside" the larger one  Grin . . . you should have posted this on the (Completed Projets) Polymer Clay Board though! Cry
Very resourceful of you to use earring findings for the eye pins too.

If the roughness of the surface is not intentional to create a folk art look and you want it smoother but don't know how, there are some good suggestions for that on the main Sculpting page of my polymer clay "encyclopedia" site:
...click on the Fingerprints, Smoothing category

Have you ever thought of using pre-colored polymer clay (and perhaps painting only the eyes/lips/etc) instead of painting over the whole item, or mixing your own clay colors if you use colored polymer clay?  If you're ever interested in ways to color clays and recipes for color mixing, etc, check out the info on this page too:

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009 12:58:48 PM »

Hi Diane,

Thanks for the feedback.  Fortunately for me, I definitely was going for a folk art style.  The roughness was 100% intentional. 

As for the coloured Sculpey, I used to work at a craft store, so I'm more than familiar with it.  Unfortunately, however, I'm a student and am a) cheap, and b) stuck in a city where Sculpey is nowhere to be found.  The only thing I had on hand was the natural colour.  If I had thought of it before hand, I probably would have just used an air-dry clay.  I also find I'm often limited by polymer clay colours.  I wanted to be able to throw in some shading and give it a much more blended and painted effect.  I didn't really want smooth colours, so multi-colour polymer wouldn't have been ideal.  Not for my 'vision' anyways. haha

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