Layered Clay Pendant [Polymer clay Tutorial ]

Hello dear friends!

I’ve started this year filled with creative energy and a huge desire to create. I hope that you’re having a great start in 2020 and that you’ll make the best of this year as it comes to expressing your creativity through your medium of choice.

And here’s my first tutorial of this year. A layered clay pendant finished with UV resin. And you don’t really need a lot of tools to apply this technique in your work. Two colors of clay, a stamp (for me floral stamps worked very well for this technique) and a sharp rigid blade is all you need. Apart from the roller or the pasta machine and of course, the oven and the oven thermometer (which is recommended). I used metal leaf in silver color because I like a little sparkle on my pieces, but you can skip this part.

I also used ink to stamp a floral pattern, but this part is totally optional.

I’ve finished my pendant with UV resin, but it’s not really a must. I’ve got beautiful results without using resin as well. Still, I consider that the resin adds more depth to the piece and it enhances the layered look of the pendant.

Here’s the material list:

Premo clay Accents Violet

Premo clay accents Peacock

* I used Cernit Neon Pink for the second pendant

a floral silicone stamp

teal ink stamp (optional)

rigid and flexible blades

craft knife

silver color metal leaf

UV resin and a UV lamp

pasta machine or clay roller

an oven and an oven thermometer

If you have a large collection of stamps (like I do), I think you’ll like this tutorial. It will give you plenty of ideas and you’ll have plenty of stamps to try them on.

As always I encourage to make this inspiration yours and use these ideas in your work.

I’ve used Premo Accents Violet and Peacock polymer clay for this piece.

For the other piece in the image I used Cernit Neon Pink and I looooove the result. I encourage you to try Cernit Neon Pink to brighten up your design for a joyful start in your creative adventure for this year.

And another idea for a simple layered pendant

Speaking of Creative Adventures, I wanted to tell you that the Polymer Clay Adventure 2020 has started!!! Yay. And the creative energy has been unleashed. And it’s an amazing feeling to see all the designs made by the students based on the first tutorial of the PCA 2020.

The PCA 2020 beautifully started with the Denise Fitzsimmons’ class – Poppy Canvas. So, you’ll learn how to easily and exquisitely decorate a small canvas with clay and add 3D poppies for a beautiful 3D look. So beautiful. And, of course, you can tweak this idea and use it to decorate mugs, vases, journal covers, jewelry boxes, you name it.

This is the piece that I’ve made based on Denise Fitzsimmons’ class. I decorated the cover of a watercolor notebook using this technique and this was my gift for a lovely and talented little friend.

You can still join the Polymer Clay Adventure 2020 and learn, create and be part of an amazing community of like-minded people. Join us!

I’ve started this year full of creative energy and a desire to be more productive. Furthermore I’ve started taking classes on fashion design to be able to accomplish a life-long dream: making my own clothes…. You can say I’m taking baby steps, but I know where I’m heading, which is important.

I also finished the year 2019 in a beautiful way. We visited our friends in the UK, we went to see the Christmas decorations in London and everywhere I looked I’ve seen exquisite objects (from cards to interior design decorations) that just made my creative juice flowing.

Covent Garden Market (image from my personal archive)
London by night during Christmas (image from personal archive)

I’ll end this post by wishing you a great time in 2020. Stay creative, stay focused, be creative!

Happy claying!

Mihaela

Layered polymer clay pendant
Video tutorial link  https://youtu.be/0sU6HH9gt14

20 Comments

  1. Love how you made the pendants, Mihaela! It reminds me a little of Mokume Gane. That small step that you took to form the edge into a leafy shape adds so much to the finished pendant – brilliant!
    Hope you have a fabulously creative year ahead!

    1. Thank you, Anita, for your beautiful words. You can consider this technique a variation of Mokume Gane or Hidden Magic. I’m very happy that you liked the pendant and the tutorial!
      I also wish you an amazing and creative year ahead!

  2. That was so interesting, Mihaela, to see the pendant ‘coming together’; really very creative!
    I also loved your images from your archives. I do love London!!!
    Happy days ahead…
    xoxoxo

    1. Thank you very much, my dear Carolyn, for your beautiful and encouraging message! Even though it was short, I totally loved our visit to London. I hope to go back in the future with my son for a cultural visit focused on museums and historic heritage.
      I’m sending you my best thoughts!
      Have a beautiful and joy-filled day!
      xoxoxo

    1. Thank you very much, my dear friend! 💖
      I can’t tell you how happy I am to read such beautiful words and how blessed I am that you like my work, I cannot say it enough that I am very lucky to have so much support. I wish you a very beautiful and creative week-end! 😊

      1. Hello ! Your words are the best that I can read. Your creative talent is always there. Enjoy your merit. Thanks for your kind answer and have a nice saturday 🐨💞🎈

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