Step 1: Condition some black clay and roll onto the thickest setting of the pasta machine. Fold in half. Position a texture stamp on top and a texture sponge underneath. Place an acrylic sheet on top of this and use either your hands to press down or roll over with a brayer or acrylic rod.




Step 2: Cut your desired pendant shape with a shape cutter.



Step 3: Choose your mica powder colours.



Step 4: Rub the mica powder over the surface of the clay on both the front and the back of the pendant.

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Step 5: Cut the top off your pendant. To create a bail condition some black clay, roll it through the pasta machine on a thin setting and texture. Line this up with your pendant and cut both sides to match.



Step 6: Roll this up tightly around a toothpick with textured side down. Trim to form a triangle and cover with poly paste.



Step 7: Position the bail onto the pendant and make sure to coat the top of the pendant with poly paste. Bake at the recommended temperature with the toothpick in place. Remove the toothpick while the pendant is still warm.

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Step 8: Coat with your favourite polymer clay sealer and wear with pride.

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4 thoughts on “Textured Mica Powder Pendant by Debbie Crothers

  1. FranOnTheEdge says:

    I like the texture you’ve used on the top of this. (I loved the spattered mica effect on the other page, link mentioned below.)
    A few Questions:
    1) That’s great that the PolyPaste will work with any polymer clay… unless it’s just for Kato Clay, but you didn’t mention if it was or not. It would be nice to know either way.

    2) Can you tell me what the “Polymer Clay Sealer” is? – the link you have just goes to a store’s website with no mention of “Polymer Clay Sealer”.

    3) Can you tell me which mica powders you used? Your link, again, just goes to a store’s website where a lot of different mica powders are mentioned, but not a single make of mica powder. It would just be nice to know what you actually used.

    4) And lastly I came here to find out about how you did the bail from:
    But I’m not completely sure what you did – you show the entire triangle of clay – the bit left over after rolling – to be covered in the Poly Paste, but I can’t tell if you just stuck that entire triangle onto the base or trimmed it off, or if you pressed that triangle down into the clay at all, a view of the back after adding that bail would maybe have helped me to figure it out. Is there any chance you could explain it a bit more?
    Thank you,

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Fran

      1) Kato Poly Paste will work with any polymer clay.

      2) You can use any sealant suitable for polymer clay and that is why the link took you to that page. As the pigment will wear off over time, it should be sealed.

      3) The pigments or mica powders as they are also known pictured in the tutorial are from the Christi Friesen range of Surface FX called “Making Waves”.

      4) The bail can be made using the same technique as in the Textured Mica Powder Pendant tutorial

      The triangle would be visible on the back and not pressed into the clay. It is secured with the Poly Paste once baked. You can texture the back with a texture sponge or very coarse sandpaper if you like that look and very lightly round the edges of the triangle with you finger. Just to remove the sharply cut edge.

      Hope this helps.

      Kind regards

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