Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Mum's Pendant

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    150

    Default Mum's Pendant

    Hi

    I've just uploaded an album of my first pendant made of art clay silver. Also, first stone setting and first necklace stringing. This is only the third item I've made with metal clay so I would be interested to hear anyone comments.

    Thanks for looking
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails SV101349.jpg   SV101337.jpg   SV101330.jpg   SV101317.jpg   SV101326.jpg  

    Last edited by surfergirl; 30-04-2010 at 11:59 AM. Reason: made enough posted now - added attachments

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    92

    Default

    WOW!! That's your FIRST pendant?! Really stunning, and amazed by the neatness and detail, you're obviously a natural :-) Your mum's going to love it!! What did you use to mould the small symbols?
    This makes me feel REALLY lame in comparison, I've been using silver clay for a while now, but still a bit 'gung-ho' with it and a little wasteful :-(

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    150

    Default

    Thanks very much My mum did love it and I'm chuffed she did

    I made a polymer clay (Fimo Classic) stamp to make the symbols - I used a needle to make the reverse design in pre-cured clay. Thank you for your suggestion in another post in using photopolymer plates for stamping fine text - I used wax this time but would like to try photopolymer as it would definitely cut out some of the steps if I wanted to make a similar pendant from scratch.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    147

    Default

    A beautiful piece.

    A lot of care and attention to the finishing of this piece pre and post firing has produced an exceptionally beautiful piece. Great job!

    FVT - I reckon the top layer was made using a mould or photopolymer plate, which might account for the high relief of the smaller symbols.

    What say you surfergirl?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    150

    Default

    Thanks, Vi.

    It was made in three layers, the middle layer includes the lotus petals with the symbols - yes, I made the mold with polymer clay. The topmost four petals were cut out of clay, the bottom circle, again cut from rolled out clay.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    92

    Default

    I definately rate photopolymer, although it is a little pricey. But if you want repeat designs and to be able to print out your designs, it's a good way to go. It's a bit limiting with the depth of the relief but I am still on the hunt for thicker plate which I have been told is available....somewhere out there?!

    As for your stone setting, it looks fab too, this is something I am yet to delve into trying. You've certainly combined many techniques in one piece there, well done!!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    3,172

    Default

    Lovely piece. No wonder your mum loved it.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    510

    Default

    Wow. So detailed. Love it. Lucky your mum

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Market Deeping
    Posts
    2,696

    Default

    That is wonderful! Adore the mystical lotus and script choice in your design.
    Beautifully finished too, really shows how versatile the clay is AND that
    you have a natural flair for using it
    Nic xx
    Monthly FREE entry giveaways on Blogs!
    Shop Blog: http://muranosilver.blogspot.com/
    Silver Clay Blog: http://pmctips.blogspot.com/
    View images of my work on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/muranosilver

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    62

    Default

    Great job, it looks great. Well done

    Becci
    xx

Similar Threads

  1. New Pendant
    By Bigwol in forum Gemstones and Gem Setting
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 07-07-2010, 07:20 PM
  2. Button Pendant
    By pricklepuss in forum Show & Tell!
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 27-06-2010, 07:22 PM
  3. new pendant
    By Cathy at the Beach in forum Show & Tell!
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 20-04-2010, 08:27 AM
  4. need help with making a pendant like this
    By Silver_Witch in forum Need Help? Ask the Experts!
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-04-2010, 05:44 PM
  5. Shield Pendant
    By Bigwol in forum Show & Tell!
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-09-2009, 11:18 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •