Wednesday, February 24, 2016

ETI Blog Hop

Creating with interesting products can be challenging but it is always fun and interesting.  I have experimented with some of the products from ETI.


What I created used EasySculpt®, which is a epoxy sculpting clay from ETI.   I should note that I could have also used EnviroTex Jewelry Clay® with the same results.  Since I had not used the EasyScuplt® before this gave me the opportunity to learn how to work with this product.


Please read all the instructions that are included in the package.  When using any of these products that need to be mixed I always use latex gloves.



Once the clay was mixed well I began to create the pieces.  For the focal piece, I used a flexible mold. For the triangular pieces, the clay was rolled out on a silicone mat to approximately 1/8" thickness.  Using a texture sheet, press it onto the rolled clay to make the impression.  Use a metal clay cutter to form the pieces.  Use a toothpick or a piercing tool to form a hole near the top of each piece.
*NOTE: The clay can become sticky while working with it, and can stick to the gloves, molds, and other tools.  It is best to use either talc or vegetable oil to eliminate this issue.



Roll beads from the clay.  My beads are not perfectly round or the same size on purpose; I wanted them to have an organic look.  Immediately pierce them with a wire or piercing tool.  Make the hole large enough for stringing onto string or wire.
*NOTE: Coat a length of wire with vaseline and string the beads onto the wire till they dry.  Hang the wire between two cups or glasses so the beads do not flatten.  Twist them from time to time through the drying process.   



When all the clay pieces are hard they can be painted.  I gave them one coat of black acrylic paint.  The next color was a thinned coat of copper metallic. It was lightly brushed onto each of the pieces.  The last color was a metallic green that is very lightly brushed on for an accent.

I completed the necklace by adding some other accent beads along with all the pieces formed using the EasyScuplt® clay.

Materials

EasyScuplt®
Clay molds
Texture sheet
Acrylic paints: black, copper, metallic green
Beading wire
Jewelry tools
Jewelry findings, crimp beads, closures
Assorted coordinating beads
Ribbon

*** Today, February 25 there will be this ETI blog hop for Resin Crafts - check out all the posts for creative ideas.



19 comments:

  1. I love your project Madeline...thanks for hopping along with us!!

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    1. Ann, I'm glad I was able to participate in this! Love working with these products and hope to share more ideas going on.

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  2. Gorgeous. I absolutely love it. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much Larissa. I was hoping I could get the look I wanted and have to say I'm pretty happy with it. It actually looks better then the photo.

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    1. It was fun to create Steph and happy with the results!

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy, I wanted to show a few ways to work with the product within the same project. A fair show of how to mold, texture and shape!

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  5. Madeline! I LOVE your jewelry creation.:) Beautiful job!

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    1. I'm very glad that you like this Roberta. I have to say I was pretty happy with the outcome!

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  6. Oh my, this necklace is STUNNING! You did an amazing job with this piece! Anyone would be lucky to wear that stunner! GREAT job!

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    1. Donna, thank you for the wonderful comment. So very happy with the outcome!

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  8. Madeline, this is gorgeous! So much I love about this.

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    1. Thanks Paula, it was fun to create with the product and I was happy with the results.

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  9. What a lovely necklace. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting Vishnu!

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  10. Great necklace! Love the textures and the metallic sheen.

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    1. Thanks Terry, I was so pleased with the results!

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