Vid #40: How To Bake Polymer Clay Pendants So You Don’t Have To Spend As Much Time Sanding and Finishing:
Some of the first pendants I made with polymer clay ended up looking horrible because no one showed me how to bake them properly. Eventually I learned though. And now I can help you to avoid making some of the same mistakes that I made as a beginner.
During the baking process, it’s best to sandwich your flat piece of polymer clay between two ceramic tiles. Make sure the ceramic tiles have a smooth glazed finish on the side that is next to the clay. Also, it’s best to use white card stock or parchment paper layered in between the clay and the actual tile surface.
This technique will keep both the front and the back side of your jewelry pendant as smooth as possible as it is baking. And what this really means is less time required for final sanding, buffing and finishing.
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The full version of the “Baking Flat Pendants” preview video shown above, is included in my Polymer Clay Bead Making Fundamentals Course [SEE Video #37 of 39]. There are a few tricks to baking polymer pendants so they remain flat and smooth. In this video I show you what to do AND what not to do.