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« on: December 22, 2010 12:34:27 PM »

Elephant cuff bracelet.
polymer clay, sanded and backfilled.
 a Christmas pressie for my aunty. a few of you may remember i posted an ammonite bangle back in may with this technique ( original thread + tutorial :  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346176.0 ) i finally got around to creating something else. i wanted to try something a little more challenging though some parts didn't turn out as well as i had hoped im quite pleased with how well this turned out



i drilled holes in each side of the cuff and secured with ribbon to allow for more or an adjustable fit and greater security.



W.I.P shot taken prior to baking and sanding.



now all the christmas crafting is out of the way and im feeling more confident with this technique im looking forward to seeing exactly what i can do with it Grin

advice or comments are always welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010 12:52:25 PM »

That is so cool! It looks amazing. I love Elephants.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2010 01:53:38 PM »

This is so wonderful! You did such an incredible job - it's a beautiful piece of artwork and your Aunt is going to be thrilled to receive it. The technique is so interesting.

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2010 03:09:59 PM »

This is amazing! I am sure your aunt is going to love it! It is a very interesting technique - thanks for the link back to the tutorials! (adding another project to my list of "really want to try"...)

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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2010 03:15:32 PM »

I'm going back and looking at your link right now... Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2010 05:48:07 PM »

Stunning work. I can't believe that's just polymer clay. It looks amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010 06:34:31 PM »

This is amazing. Really, really well done.
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2010 02:33:21 AM »

That is a beautiful cuff! I can't believe how detailed the elephant is. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2010 08:37:57 AM »

You are awesome.
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2010 04:31:09 AM »

I remember the other project, was awesome and this is too! It's just gorgeous, and flawlessly executed like all of your work Claire.
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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2010 11:44:34 AM »

thank you.
my aunty was over the moon with it as elephants are her favourite animals Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2010 11:46:09 PM »

Perfect design for the technique. I love the way this came together.
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2010 05:07:34 PM »

Gorgeous! You are QUITE the artist! This turned out very elegant looking.
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011 12:45:09 PM »

This is just so gorgeous! It is a great design and you carried it out so well.
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2011 02:54:26 PM »

incredibly well done! I love the texturey look of the elephants skin.
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2011 10:44:24 PM »

This is way cool!  You r very talented!!
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2011 01:27:39 AM »

That is just. kajsdfkljsadkfjweotjiowequtiuwqioeruioweruio
Srsly? You srsly did that? I AM IN SO MUCH AWE RIGHT NOW!
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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2011 03:44:54 PM »

You could win polyclay shows with that, it is fabulous! I can't believe how you could have the foresight to see how the black would fit in just right; looking like a perfect and detailed elephant Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2011 04:35:02 PM »

I'm absolutely gobsmacked. How did you do it? The details are amazing!
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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2011 01:42:57 PM »

Absolutly beautiful!
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2011 11:47:29 AM »

This is amazingly beautiful!  I would definitely wear it!!  <3
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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2011 02:06:04 PM »

That is INCREDIBLE! I'm not worthy!  I never thought of clay in this way
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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2011 05:53:08 AM »

WTH! how in the world did you do that?! that is truly awesome i am sooo jealous!
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2011 12:43:29 PM »

This is one of the most unique projects I've ever seen.  I LOVE the bow (and the elephant, but that goes without even mentioning!)
I'm wondering about the sturdiness of the clay. Everything I've made in polymere has broken eventually.  I might be doing something wrong though.
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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2011 01:48:19 PM »

Incredible! The things that can be done with clay are simply amazing.
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« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2011 10:11:33 PM »

This is one of the most unique projects I've ever seen.  I LOVE the bow (and the elephant, but that goes without even mentioning!)
I'm wondering about the sturdiness of the clay. Everything I've made in polymere has broken eventually.  I might be doing something wrong though.

thank you. Smiley

the gap in the cuff is large enough to simply slip onto the wrist without bending the clay (my auntie is a very similar size and build to me so i was able to create a a good fit be modelling it on myself) so the strength of the piece dosnt worry me the design however does Undecided
though the clay is baked on its still only a very thin layer so like a painted surface a deep scratch or gouge will ruin it. i haven't had any problems with my ammonites bangle in this regard though the design is far smaller but i found that despite the fact my bangles protrude more their smaller surface area makes them less prone to scratches than the larger flatter surfaces of the cuff bangles.
it was what she wanted though so i just have to see what happens Undecided
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« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2011 08:34:15 PM »

this is amazing!  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2011 03:36:13 PM »

Your work is beautiful. I have just started with polymere clay . I am trying to make cuffs but they keep breaking it is very Fustrating. I was wondering what type of clay you are using and what temp and time you are baking at. I have been using premo and some of them snap and break if i flex them . Any info would be much appreciated
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« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2011 01:29:33 AM »

Your work is beautiful. I have just started with polymere clay . I am trying to make cuffs but they keep breaking it is very Fustrating. I was wondering what type of clay you are using and what temp and time you are baking at. I have been using premo and some of them snap and break if i flex them . Any info would be much appreciated

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thats why i leave a gap large enough to slide onto the wrist without the need to flex the cuff. the ribbon simply ties to prevent the cuff slipping of the wrist Undecided

i use fimo classic for my work as it seems to be quite a strong flexible clay but im not sure that it would withstand any extreme flexing even if you used a metal armature  Undecided
baking times: i bake in stages for the recommended  length of time at the temperature recommended by the manufacturer. in this case i baked the white outer layer first then applied the black inner layer and baked again. the decoration was applied and the entire cuff baked a third time (im not sure what effect this may or may not have had on the cuff)
i genrally avoid making cuffs because im unsure of thair stength Undecided i prefer the closed strong shape of my bangles which i know are tough enough to withstand wear and tear and would not need to be flexed.
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« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2011 03:47:02 PM »

Thanks you for the information it is greatley appreciated
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« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2011 09:54:09 AM »

That's amazing!! Really inspiring work. I've not yet had a play with polymer clay but the posts on this forum have inspired me to buy some.. Looking forward to giving it a go after playing with some air dry clay the other day for the first time.
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« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2011 02:12:17 PM »

Wow.
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