Sunday, December 8, 2013

Glittering Poinsettia Ring

This super fun glittering ring is made from jewelry clay!

I am using a mold from Makin's Clay they have some great molds that work well with resin and jewelry clay.

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Start by directly dry brushing the mold with the PearlEx.
Be sure that you have completely coated the mold so that the jewelry clay doesn't get stuck and ruin your mold!
Tap out the excess PearlEx and mix up some jewelry clay.

For the poinsettias I'm using PearlEx 680 Duo Red-Blue.

PearlEx works great with resin and jewelry clay.
Check out all the colors they have here:

Roll the clay into a ball to remove possible cracks or seams in the clay

Press it the mold filling it completely. Try to get the back as smooth as possible (I know gloves make this a little difficult!)

You can also brush some PearlEx onto the Back of the piece.
Let this set for 24 hours to harden.

If you are too nervous about it getting stuck in the mold you can remove it immediately but you may have to reshape the piece a bit.
You can use an exacto knife or sandpaper to smooth the edges of the finished clay pieces.

For the glittery goodness I'm using Krylon Glitter Blast Spray Paint in Cherry Bomb.

Krylon makes lots of wonderful spray on finishes including Glitter, Stone, and Metallic.
Check out all they have to offer here:

 Spray a coat or 2 of glitter blast onto the poinsettia.

Let this dry for a few hours.

Add a couple of coats of resin spray to seal the paint to the jewelry clay.

 I'm making this into a ring but it could just as easily be a beautiful necklace pendant.

Add E-6000 to the ring blank and press firmly to the back of the piece.
Let this set for 24 hours for maximum adhesion.

This is a great way to have poinsettias around for the holidays without having to water them!

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