Monday, August 15, 2011

Creative Paperclay Necklace

I must say that I totally enjoy going to other people's blogs and reading about their creative endeavors in whatever the mediums and techniques are that they use and I hope that you enjoy mine. Today I'll be showing you how easy it is to make a necklace. You can just use your imagination to design your own.

To begin with I rolled out some paperclay and cut it into this shape:

(Don't pay attention to the marbling in the clay, it had a little paint mixed in it by mistake)


Also don't pay attention to the splotches under the clay as that is on the plastic covering the table. The clay has a piece of stencil material under it and you can see through it. Anyways after cutting out the piece for my necklace, I used a rubber stamp and stamped this on it:




I then took some of the paperclay and rolled out a thin rope that I placed around the other clay piece like so:




After I reached that stage of the necklace I let the piece dry for a couple of days. I didn't have to, I just went on to other things for awhile. It probably would have been dry in just a few hours as it wasn't very thick.


Once I was ready to work on the piece again, I painted it, sealed it, and hung it on a chain. Here's what it looked like when I finished it:







I'm telling you again folks, you're only limited by your imagination. Remember that you can purchase Creative Paperclay at Hobby Lobby, Michaels and of course: Creative Paperclay! I hope that you give this clay a try and let me know how you like it!

Barbara

5 comments:

Terri Sproul said...

great project - love the quote...

lordblessu said...

FYI
I don't think Michaels carries it anymore. I have not seen it on the shelves for at least a month. I may be wrong, but there is another brand on the shelf where paperclay once was.
Can you find out for sure, because we don't have a Hobby Lobby (coming soon to CA)

Barbara said...

If you can't find it close to you, why don't you try to order it online? You can go to Creative Paperclay and order. Who knows you might even get a bargain.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Taxcat1 said...

Several of the Michaels stores in my Austin/Round Rock,TX area still carry Paperclay. You may need to LOOK on the BOTTOM SHELF---that is where I found my stash,,,and look on the very top where it would be like storage. I have about 20 pieces of it drying now,thanks to watching Terri Sproul's video on heart pendants using the clay. I had a hunk left over but way enough pieces I wanted,so I free formed that last piece,stamped into it and left it. It is going to be either a pin or go on something or be a necklace...Waste not, want not!

MarissArt Dollmaker said...

Love your necklace! I like the mix of retro with inspiration!