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Topic: Elephant cuff bracelet (NOT an image transfer, no paint just polymer clay!)  (Read 18015 times)
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Stevethegirl
« 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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art~tart
« 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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moenate
« 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

thank you.

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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moenate
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2011 03:47:02 PM »

Thanks you for the information it is greatley appreciated
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