Country Cottage Brooch

Half-timbered cottage with roses twining over the door makes an unusual brooch. Do not make the cottage too regular as sagging eaves and crooked timbers will add charm and give a more authentic look. Clay - white, leaf green, light brown, dark brown, black, red, grey, blue, yellow and pink Brooch back or small magnet Clue Roof red 3 light brown + 1 white Grass green leaf green + white IRoll a 6mm (14in) log of white, cut a piece 2.5cm (1 in) long and press onto the board to make a rectangle...

Metallic Effects

Some spectacular effects can be obtained by using metallic powders with polymer clays. These powders are brushed on to the unbaked clay with a soft paintbrush, and, when the clay is baked and varnished, the results are similar to worked metal. Fimo produces an excellent range and Cernit has a basic range but you can use any of the metallic powders sold for craft work. To apply the powder, place the clay on a piece of paper so that excess powder will fall on to the paper and can be re-applied....

Suppliers and Organizations

Polymer clays are available in craft and art material shops and also by mail order from craft, jewellery and bead suppliers. If you have problems finding the clays, Ihc following suppliers should be able to help. 197 Blackburn Road 5vndal VIC 3149 Modelene Kossdale Pty Ltd 137 Noone Street Clifton Mills VIC 3068 Slaedtler Mars Ltd ft Mars Road, Etobiooke Ontario M9V 2KI Fimo PO Box 5009 Merival Depot Nepean ONTK2C3H3 Sculpey, Premo Golding Handcrafts PO Box 9022 Wellington Du-Kit, Fimo 23...

Celtic Knotwork Pendant and Earrings

Oyrie stunning animal designs found in the illuminated manuscripts of the seventh and eighth centuries were often repeated in the jewellery of the times. Twining snakes, birds and animals formed decorative patterns worked in gold and bronze. This set shows how well polymer clay and metallic powders can combine to mimic the ancient jewellery of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon times. 1mm amp in or 1.5mm l.vinl rocaille beads in several coloois 55cm 22 in black leather thw-i long. Si earring taperec...

Egyptian Hieroglyph Necklace and Earrings

C he ancient Egyptians were highly skilled jewellers and this set is inspired by some of their designs. At this time, silver was rarer and more highly prized than gold and inscriptions in Egyptian hieroglyphs were popular for amulets. Clay - white and scrap clay for the stamp Glass rocaille beads in turquoise and royal blue ITo make the hieroglyph stamp, form a 6mm - ini log from scrap clay and tut a 20mm Vt in length. Press this on the boa rd until it is 25 x 10mm 1 x Xin and about 1.5mm K.in...

Ballet Shoes Brooch

Crumbling ribbons decorate these intv ballet shoes and make a brooch kit would appeal to any young dancer. iphotograph shows alternative colours. jt a sheet of violet id cut thin slices it, applying them gt f the head. Form .1 og of black and cut gt r a hat brim. Tress the head Thin the g to I Omni I in e end. Cut off about Tom the point and end on to the hat g the point as . Carefully slice the board and bake lor Vhen cool, glue the vertically to the 56 22 . Soil the pink clay into a lug 6mm...

China Dolls

Skirt Round Cut

Retty in pastels, these little girl dolls in their Sunday best were made with transparent clay, which has a fragile, porcelain-like appearance. The results are quite delicate because the clay is rolled thin for best effect - so treat them carefully. Clay - transparent, flesh, white, blue, yellow and black Pastel blue transparent - trw of blue Pastel yellow transparent of vellow IForm a ball of white clay, 15mm lt in in diameter, shape it into an oval and taper one end until it is 4cm IMin in...