5 life hacking, which will facilitate the work with polymer clay

Olga Nagornyuk
11.10.2016

5 life hacking, which will facilitate the work with polymer clay

An exclusive decoration that makes your look unique and unique is the dream of every woman. To buy this in the store is almost impossible. One thing remains - to make it yourself. We will explain how to make miniatures of polymer clay, which can be used as earrings.

Secrets of working with polymer clay

It is quite difficult to make miniatures of polymer clay, and we decided to reveal a few secrets that will greatly facilitate your work.

  1. You can get a layer of the same thickness without a paste machine. It is enough to put a piece of clay between two knitting needles and roll it out. Spokes will help evenly distribute the material.
  2. Drying the workpiece is much more convenient, sticking toothpicks into the foam, and not into the foil. Unlike the latter, it does not spread out and retains its shape.
  3. Rolling colored blanks, you smudge the paper with them, and it has to be changed often. To avoid this, tape the paper with tape.Clay does not stick to it, and it is not painted in its color.
  4. If your clay is too thin, place it between two sheets of paper and roll it into a thin layer. Wait 15 minutes, during this time, the excess moisture is absorbed into the paper, and the material will acquire the desired consistency.
  5. For thin cuts, do not use a stationery knife, but blades. To protect your fingers from cuts, close up one of the edges of the blade with polymer clay and bake in the oven. Get a comfortable safe handle.

Rose bracelet

We behave as if convenience and wealth are the main requirements of life, and after all, for happiness, you just need to find some kind of passion.Charles kingsley

Earrings "Flower Bouquet" - master class

In our master class, we will tell and show you how to make earrings in the form of bouquets of roses and crocuses. To make two such miniatures from polymer clay, you will need:

  • white and red polymer clay;
  • green pastels;
  • two metal and ten glass beads;
  • rolling pin;
  • toothpicks;
  • tassel;
  • blade;
  • ball and needle stacks;
  • liquid polymer clay;
  • round cutter of small diameter;
  • food film.

Bouquet earrings

Thinly roll white clay.

White clay

Cover it with cling film and cutter squeeze circles.

Clay under cellophane

Then remove the film and squeeze the workpiece, removing excess clay. They will form petals for white roses.

White clay circles

Take a circle, slightly flatten it with your fingers, and with a stack with a ball, first slightly pull the edges of the petal, and then use a circular motion of the stack to make a hollow, giving a concave shape. These petals have to do as much as possible.

Palm and stack

Take a piece of white clay, give it a drop and put it on a toothpick. This is the core of the bud.

Toothpick in hand

Wrap the core with two rows of petals, winding them under each other.

Sculpt rose

When holding the third row of petals (there should be five of them), slightly bend the plates outward.

Miniature rose

In addition to the blooming roses, make more and unopened buds. They are made like roses, but without the third row of petals. Buds we need to close the gap between the flowers revealed.

Cutting circles

Mash and swing the red clay, giving it the shape of a stick with a diameter of 5 mm. Then use your fingers and the blade to change the shape of the slice to a drop-shaped. Cut the workpiece into equal parts with a thickness of 1-1.5 mm.

Stack on palm

Make petals of these particles using a technique that has already been used with roses.On one crocus will go six petals. Make a droplet-like core, put it on a toothpick and fasten three smaller petals around it.

Preparation of crocus from clay

The second row of petals stacked in a staggered manner and slightly unbend out.

Clay Flower Blanks

Wrap a metal hollow bead in white clay, leaving unclosed through holes for the thread, where you need to insert two toothpicks. The basis for a miniature of polymer clay is ready.

White ball and toothpicks

Using a blade, cut off the rose and attach it to the base with a sharp stack.

Rose mount

Then do the same with crocus. Try to alternate between white and red flowers and place them tightly to each other. Take out the toothpicks, pierce the flowers with them and re-insert them into the holes of the beads. The result should be this:

Ball of flowers

Smear glass beads on one side with liquid polymer clay and insert between the colors. And instead of the upper toothpicks, also insert the beads, and in them insert a metal nail (needle) with a loop.

Flower ball in hand

Burn the blanks at 110 ° C for 15 minutes. After firing, remove the toothpicks, insert the metal twigs with eyelets, and on the reverse side also make the loops, bending the bars with round pliers. Hang on the earring - and the earrings are ready!

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    5 life hacking, which will facilitate the work with polymer clay

    5 life hacking, which will facilitate the work with polymer clay

    5 life hacking, which will facilitate the work with polymer clay

    5 life hacking, which will facilitate the work with polymer clay

    5 life hacking, which will facilitate the work with polymer clay

    5 life hacking, which will facilitate the work with polymer clay

    5 life hacking, which will facilitate the work with polymer clay

    5 life hacking, which will facilitate the work with polymer clay

    5 life hacking, which will facilitate the work with polymer clay

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