Did you collect rocks as a kid? I wasn’t so much a rock collector as a “shape collector,” picking up stones that resembled hearts or animals and storing them to be admired at a later time. There must be some sort of magic in rocks because it seems all people, young and old, are naturally drawn to the pretty ones.
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The only problem is after you find a great rock, what are you going to do with it? Jewelry is a great option but sometimes these rocks can be a bit too heavy to wear as earrings or even around your neck (trying to avoid having my earlobes hang below my shoulders if possible!) That’s where this Faux Stone Jewelry made with Polyform Souffle Claycomes in handy. You’re never going to believe what we’ll mix into the clay to give it a real “stoney” look!
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Faux Stone Jewelry with Polymer Clay
1. Pull off two small, equal portions of the black and white clay and manipulate until colors are mixed. The easiest way I found to do this was to coil them together and fold and fold and fold. Stop right before the colors mix completely so that you have little bits of black still visible.
A couple of hints: do a google image search to get inspiration, don’t make it too symmetrical, use the tools to add a variety of natural marks.
After you’re done, insert an Eye Pin and bake according to the clay instructions. I didn’t have any Eye Pins available so I just kinda made my own.
I’ve played with clay a fair amount and I’ve got to say, this might be the easiest to work with. In fact, it was almost too easy! I over handled my piece a few times, lost some of the detail, and had to keep on adding slashes and pit marks with the tools. Just a word to the wise!
Overall, I loved working with Polyform Souffle Clay. The matte, suede-like finish perfectly complemented the “stone” look I was going for and manipulating the clay was easy enough that my hands didn’t ache by the end of it. Can’t wait to try this tutorial with all the different colors available!