A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 313,566
Currently Running With Scissors:
174 Guests and 1 User
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 2 [All]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Faux coral turquoise skull necklace  (Read 5870 times)
Tags for this thread: day_of_the_dead , dia_de_los_muertos  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: April 07, 2006 05:57:59 PM »

so i like day of the dead and coral and turquoise (but whats a girl to do when she doesn't have real turquoise and coral? make it herself out of premo)

so i made some faux stuff.

« Last Edit: January 21, 2010 08:34:59 AM by rackycoo - Reason: to fix images » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Offline Offline

Posts: 4706
Joined: 01-Aug-2005

Glcklich mich

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2006 06:09:34 PM »

i think that is really cute!!!!!

please help some animals by clicking here!
OH! and there are other tabs so you can do more helpful things. YAY!!
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2006 11:57:31 PM »

Beautiful as usual stopmoshun!!!  Shocked  I love the texture of the fake pieces, the colors and the composition of it. Looks like the kind of necklaces Frida Kahlo would wear, very mexican  Smiley I love it!!!

« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2006 09:27:36 AM »

i was sort of inspired by frida's big jewelry.  Grin

Offline Offline

Posts: 5942
Joined: 12-Feb-2004

Member of the Papercraft Gang

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2006 09:43:13 AM »

That's the best faux turquoise & coral I've ever seen!

All of my photos are hosted at Flickr.


"she knew with the right amount of junk she could create a masterpiece" -- I'm still looking for the right amount of junk
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006 09:45:36 AM »

thanks, it was pretty easy, just time consuming to make all those pieces, bake'em, rub'em in paint. but i think it turned out ok. i like the turquoise a lot. i got the idea for the turquoise from this book: designer style jewelry

there's is on the front, although they had more steps involved, sanding then buffing. i tried buffing and i think it is a bunch of hooey b/c it didn't do anything. i like how mine turned out rough.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2006 09:48:58 AM by stopmoshun » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2006 08:06:48 AM »

so cool!  I love coral and terquoise!  And I love the combo!

Anyone want to swap ATCs?
Visit my shop!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1104
Joined: 07-Jul-2004

my arms are too short to box with God.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2006 08:16:17 AM »

very primitive.  i like it a lot.
Diane B.
Offline Offline

Posts: 5077
Joined: 01-May-2004

GlassAttic --polymer clay "encyclopedia"

View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2006 05:56:29 PM »

Oh, I love polymer fauxs... and love the skull,  especially the teeth  Grin

. . .there's is on the front . . .

There's something very weird about that book you referenced! <playing Twilight Zone music here> . . . I had wanted to see which particular book and author you were referring to, but when I got to Sherri's book at amazon (from your link), the cover was different! ...actually, the little picture next to the title of the book does show the turquoise donut pendant on the front cover, but clicking to enlarge the picture (and even clicking on the "Look Inside This Book" option) gave a different set of pictures on the cover (I also checked the back cover, but it didn't have the turquoise either)... bizarro.

So, I had to use the Search Inside This Book option to find the recipe she gave for her turquoise and it was there so at least I know I had the right book!  She mentions Tory Hughes (who was the originator of polymer faux turquoise, and many other polymer fauxs as well), but she didn't really follow her method very closely.  (She also used chalk as a final coating which is something I hadn't seen before, and baked a number of extra times --not sure why.)

. . .sanding then buffing.  i tried buffing and i think it is a bunch of hooey b/c it didn't do anything. i like how mine turned out rough. . .

Rough or matte turquoise is good too, but buffing certainly isn't uneffective!  If the sanding and buffing are done the right way and in the right order, you should be able to get every look from a satiny sheen all the way up to a high-gloss shine.  Some things are important though, like not skipping grits when wet-sanding (400 then 600 is traditional, though some people go all the way up to 2000), and using an electric buffer (with a soft fiber wheel) if anything higher than a nice sheen is wanted. 
If you're interested in trying more buffing, describe more of what you did, and we can probably tell you what happened (or....since I see you are in San Jose  Grin, you can come to a meeting of the San Jose Polymer Clay Guild and ask someone --the next meeting is Friday night ...google for more info).

(and if anyone wants even more recipes for making faux turquoise, check out this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/faux-turquoise_wood.htm --first half of page)

Diane B.
GlassAttic ...polymer clay "encyclopedia"

If you want an all-polymer clay board here at craftster, vote here!


few of my photos
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
Offline Offline

Posts: 608
Joined: 31-Aug-2005

crochet is my thing!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2006 10:53:34 AM »

I love it! So cute  skull! Grin

project wonderland
Offline Offline

Posts: 77
Joined: 14-Apr-2006

View Profile WWW
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2006 10:10:00 AM »

that is SO awesome. i love it and i Love that you didn't make it symmetrical.

« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2006 10:12:08 AM »

i love non-symmetrical things! they are so hard to make though, the perfectionist side of me says "no thats wrong!" but i do it anyway

Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 [All] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Stained Chairs
Tute Tuesday: Box of Chocolates Wreath
Sweet Hearts

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.