Jewelry own hands: earrings, "under a rock" made of polymer clay

In the women's jewelry in every age prized natural stones. Fine accessories with sometimes even fanciful inlays, were a kind of hallmark of the aristocracy. We are now going to create an imitation of natural stone - cut purple agate, from which then produce earrings and necklaces. So, we need:

• plastic purple, white, white translucent;
• work surface - glass, acrylic glass or ceramic tiles;
• rolling the roller for plastics;
• knife for plastic blade or knife stationery;
• grater for vegetables;
• accessories (jewelery rings, buckles and earrings for loops);
• -kruglogubtsy and pliers for the installation of fittings;
• a hand drill with a drill 1-2 mm;
• Acrylic glossy varnish for plastic and brush;
• rock salt;
• Acrylic paint - black and blue;
• sponge for applying ink;
• ice and a bowl of water.

Since this is a magical action, prepare the work surface, wash your hands well. We will work in the technique of millefiori ( "sausage"). The first stage of the work is to create a core of agate. It consists of specks of white and violet color on a translucent background. Prepare polymer clay 2 parts of translucent white, one side white and purple. Take one piece of translucent white and thoroughly kneaded with a small piece of purple. Put all the pieces Stir in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.

When the plastic is well frozen and become solid, semi-rub, and a small portion of purple on a coarse grater, and white - on a fine grater. Mix the chips, roll a ball out of it. Put in the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove the bowl and rub on a small grater. Get the colored chips roll up into a ball, well uzhmite not to leave air gaps to form a small length of "sausage". The core agate ready!

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Working on a border. It will consist of several layers. Take translucent purple and by the roller to roll out plastics layer a few millimeters thick. Cut the excess and this layer of the core. Just wrap the "sausage" opaque purple. On request, try a combination of layers. Carefully press down the layers, so that they tightly adhered to each other and no air bubbles.

So, we got a nice cut purple agate. To achieve greater similarity warp "sausage" in the process of cutting. Pressing it at different angles, it is possible to form a triangular slices and slices of irregular shape - this will allow our "stone" look more natural.

When you cut "sausage" in the records required shapes and sizes, place them on posy¬pannuyu rock salt ceramic tile (or glass), then the plates sprinkle with salt and carefully rolled roller for plastics. Salt will create texture similar to natural kam¬nem - shcherbinki different sizes, shapes and depths.

There was a heat treatment time. Remember: you need to bake polymer clay, observing the safety rules. Adhere to the temperature and duration of roasting listed on plastic packaging (they vary by manufacturer). Plastic recommend bake on glass, ceramics or wood. Do not use the eating utensils and pans for baking food.

While plastic is baked, prepare a bowl of ice water. It is necessary for the further processing of workpieces. Translucent plastic desirably dipped in ice water immediately after baking. A sharp temperature drop will help it to achieve the desired degree of translucency. As soon pull out a baked slices, just throw in a bowl with water and ice, right along with the salt. In no case do not leave the salt for use in cooking.

It is time for finishing and product assembly. To achieve the maximum similarity with natural stone suggest using acrylic paints. Natural agate has a thin dark skin black and blue tint. Take the blue and black acrylic paint and apply a drop of each on a sponge. Carefully apply the paint on the end sections. If the paint is a little hit on the front side - no big deal. We try to achieve a natural "ragged" edge.

When the paint has dried, coat the beads with acrylic lacquer for polymer clay. Do not forget that to work with plastics requires a special varnish. Covering the beads building or lacquer nail polish, you risk to spoil the product varnish may react with the plastic - do not freeze and stick.

Now pick up 6 small beads to create earrings. We offer simple assembly "bead for bead." Take a hand drill or a thin drill and drill 2 holes at the top and bottom of the first beads and one hole at the top of the closure beads.

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The first bead is highly desirable to set a beautiful jewelery loop. The rest can be collected by means of small rings. We will need 14 rings: For beads, for connections between them and joining the fastener. With the help of pliers and a pair of pliers you quickly collect earrings. The first bead is desirable to set a beautiful jewelery loop.

You can make them a necklace if desired - beads you still have. You can endlessly experiment with shapes, colors and layers of "agate". Such products like complex, beautiful accessories. If you can order it abroad, do it - and you will not regret! Exquisite accessories will add charm and exclusivity of the product, will give the impression of expensive jewelry.

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