Create Stunning Faux Gemstones with Polymer Clay
|As a jewelry artist, I have tried my hand at a number of jewelry and craft techniques and materials over the years. From metal stamping and dapping, to resin and polymer clay, I love the idea of creating a custom component that will give my pieces that special touch.I was so excited when frequent Jewelry Stringing contributor, Erin Prais-Hintz, flew out to our offices in Colorado at the end of September to film a series of how-to videos for Craft Daily. I sat in the studio while she filmed a cool video on using resin and beads to create the look of faux opals. But I was most excited to see how she turned simple polymer clay into stunning faceted beads that look like gemstones! Always thinking outside the box, that Erin! (That’s her, on the left, with Jewelry Stringing’s editorial director, Jean Campbell.)
If you like to dabble in polymer clay, or just want to learn a new jewelry-making technique, you can learn how easy it is to create sparkling polymer clay beads that look like richly-colored gemstones in Erin’s great new instructional video, Fabulous Facets. Erin shares her tips for forming the bead shapes, how to properly bake the clay, and her secrets for adding saturated colors and glossy finishes. Whether you prefer to learn from a DVD or a digital download, click here to find out more or to get your own copy of Fabulous Facets.
Debbie Blair, Editor
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