Quick and easy pendant inspired by Konstantino jewelry line – polymer clay tutorial 643

Quick and easy pendant inspired by Konstantino jewelry line – polymer clay tutorial 643


do you like this polymer clay pendant
inspired by the Constantino jewelry line? let me show you how you can make one yourself I suggest that you make the pendant using
Pardo jewelry clay or Pardo mica clay then I will be using a cabochon that I
made during one of my live broadcast tutorials (link in the video description
below) using one of the Sculpey cabochon molds (again link in the description
below). Pardo is a bit stiffer and takes micro details beautifully – after all it
was created to look like precious metal clay. I’m using here silver and gold that
I mixed in equal proportions each with platinum but you can use pure silver and
gold Pardo clay. First I am creating a satin slice using one of the cool tools
mega tiles again link in the video description but you can use any texture
that has fine lines I personally prefer cool tool textures because they are
created for precious metal clays thus making the polymer clay look even more
like metal. As you can see I first used the gold clay to fill the recesses of
the texture. I have run the clay on a medium thin setting on the pasta machine
until I obtain the mica sheen. Then I am using a cosmetic sponge to press the
clay with the roller so that the fine lines are filled with clay. I will then
be using the rigid blade to shave all the clay that is not in the recesses. The cosmetic sponge prevents the clay from getting stuck on the roller and being
thus lifted from the texture. You might want to go back with little bits of clay
to fill tiny spots that might not have been filled.The texture I am working on
has super fine lines so that may happen Once you are happy with your texture
being properly filled get the silver clay on a fairly thin setting I use here
a seven on a Makins machine with the mica sheen uninterrupted by lines. Lift the
gold clay using the silver clay. Run another sheet of silver clay through
the machine on a medium thin setting – I used here a six on a Makins machine – much
larger than you envision your pendant to be. Put some Bake and Bond on the back of the
cabochon And affix it on the sheet of silver
clay Next trim your Sutton slides in a
straight line bar. When calculating how wide you want your bar to be, seeing that
it will go around the cabochon and it will determine the total size of your
pendant, I suggest to not make it wider than half an inch. Place the bar around
the cabochon manipulating it gently to curb it in place I am NOT going to insist much on the
joint line because I will cover it with an embellishment At this point I will transfer my piece
on a piece of wax paper then on the baking tile to avoid the risk of
deforming it when transferring it To cut the pendant I’m using a teardrop
cutter that matches the shape of the cabochon. If you have an irregular
cabochon you can make the cut by hand using an Xacto knife I will then run again a sheet of silver
clay through the machine on a thin setting. I used an 8 on a Makins machine
then cut a 1 millimeter thin string; I usually cut several just in case I mess
up Then place the silver string around
the cabochon making sure it’s flush with the cabochon all around Add a second string around the cabochon
this time using gold clay Then from the same thin gold clay sheet
use a four petal flower Kemper cutter to cut several flower shapes from the gold
sheet one of the flower shapes will go on to
cover the joint line cut them another string from the gold
sheet – this time the thickness of the string being the thickness of the
pendant. That string goes all around on the edge of the pendant Last bit: use a small ball stylus to make
the cut flowers concave, and they will go on top of the pendant one on top of the
other where the bail will be. At this point you want to bake the pendant for
an hour after which you must buff it directly to bring up the metal shine.
There is no need to sand the pendant Metallic Pardo shines beautifully when
buffed without sanding Last touch: drill a hole in the middle of
the flowers on the top Then use glue on an eye-screw bail. I
prefer the Loctite two parts. Let harden for about an hour. Your pendant is ready to be worn and it
looks so good that we’ll be placing it on a 925 sterling silver chain The Constantino jewelry has as specific a
combination of sterling silver and 18 karat gold with the silver being the
base with dramatic gold accents and adornments and many times also featuring
beautiful precious gemstones. Of course it is hard to make something as
delicately exquisite in polymer clay but we can at least do something inspired by it

11 thoughts on “Quick and easy pendant inspired by Konstantino jewelry line – polymer clay tutorial 643

  1. I think that this one is one of the most beautiful pieces I have seen you make. Really an inspiration! Thanks for sharing. I love to try to make it!!

  2. I tried this technique using various brands of clay. Cernit doesn't do a good Sutton slice when it comes to fine line texture, it's a bit too soft and most of the raised areas get messed up when you manipulate it to do the bar around the cabochon. Also to me it didn't seem to do the same PMC look, it looks like something but not precious metal. Fimo effects behaved better than Cernit. Premo did too, but Premo's large grain mica also makes it not look too realistic as metal. This being a technique where you don't use any "metalliciser" it means you rely strictly on the quality of the polymer clay. And before you ask, yes, I did try this in a much simpler way, simply texture, with silver mica on, use tape to remove silver mica from raised parts, then use goldish wax on the raised areas after baking. It still didn't look good enough to me. But then I'm super picky; you may try it that way and like it. Also, you can use any other cabochon, not necessarily one like the one I used. The cutter is actually a rose petals cutter.

  3. Kalyana this is a wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. I’m going to look on your playlist for the first part as well. I would like to ask, when you make the first part you mentioned you use the mold, do you bake it in the mold? ❤️❤️🥰🥰🥰

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