This month for the Pavelka Project we are working with Faux techniques. The three featured are Cinnabar, Ivory and Turquoise. I chose to work with the turquoise and I was amazed with the results!
Here is what my pieces looked like before baking. Not very impressive are they! I also decided to bake my lentil bead before I ruined it! I have no idea what I will be making in into yet but at least it is now baked.
Step two: Paint
After the paint dried I got out the buffer that I made from a mini tabletop grinder I got at Harbor Freight and their inner beauty started to show! (I'll share more on the buffer in a future post)
What a difference a little buffing makes! The above pendant was only buffed, it has no gloss or glaze on it in the above picture! Once I buffed each of them I started working with the jewelry findings I had on hand.
The beaded bracelet is actual turquoise the rest are faux!
I have 2 more pendants I am working on and another one in the oven baking! I had so much fun making these items and I'll definitely be wearing them. These pictures do not do these pieces justice! They are really beautiful.
I am so glad I stumbled upon the Pavelka Project and the 2015 Polymer Clay Challenge, both of which are being hosted by Katie over at Katers Acres. This project has been amazing so far. I am making things I would have thought about but not tried and I LOVE it!