“This faux opal is absolutely stunning! I can clearly see the depth of the layers.” ~Elizabeth-S
Remember way back at the end of Nov last year, I suggested that everyone pick up a bag of Buffalo Snow to get ready for my 2010 faux opal tutorial?
That super duper advance notice was because those iridescent buffalo snow flakes are much easier to find cheap in retail stores, during the Christmas holiday shopping season.
Well hopefully many of you had success getting your hands on some, because my plan is to include a faux opal tutorial in the upcoming Vol-022 video series during the month of March.
Wow the faux opal is very pretty, would love to learn the technique. I’ve never heard of “buffalo snow. ~Jeanne-C
I really like these opal beads, Cindy! I love incorporating inclusions into translucent clay!! :) I’ll be looking for the Buffalo Snow and your tutorial. ~Marsha-N
The faux opal looks beautiful. I can’t wait to try it. I don’t think I’ve seen many opals in polymer clay. I love glitter and I might already have Buffalo Snow. I’ve never heard the name Buffalo Snow before. Should be fun though.
You have a lot of good ideas for future videos, but I’m still waiting for the faux opal using the Buffalo snow or iridescent flakes that you promised us before Christmas.
Am I living on another planet? I’ve never heard of Buffalo Snow! (Is it like buffalo dandruff or something?) I guess I’m going to have to go out into the world and see what it looks like and grab me some! ~Aims
Now as most of you know by now, I like to get feedback (“votes“) from everyone before actually filming a project… just in case the topic is not that big of a hit.
But judging from all the positive comments that have already come in, I honestly don’t think there will be a problem in my going ahead with the faux opal lesson.
Making faux opals is what first got me interested in polymer clay. I’m super excited about your faux opal technique. Can’t wait for the video! ~Sue-W
Oh Cindy this faux opal is absolutely stunning!!! I can clearly see the depth of the layers from the photo. Sure hope you feel ready to teach it soon. ~Elizabeth-S
I can’t wait for the tutorial on the faux opals. I am thankful that I found all of you. You all are so giving. ~Linda-B
WOW!! what can I say? I love the way hammered copper complements well with your faux opal pendant… can’t wait for your tutorial on this one. Many thanks. ~Meredith-F
What a gorgeous pendant – another amazing technique to learn and look forward to! ~DJ
My mom and I have made faux opal in the past, it was actually on glass ornaments, but I would love to see your technique as that cabochon is spectacular! ~Shannon-L
Thanks for the heads up about the Buffalo Snow. The opal looks great and I love the way it is on top of a diamond shape, the copper looks great with it all. ~Anna-S
So is everyone still on board with the idea of learning how to make some amazingly authentic looking faux opals? Is there anything specific about opal making techniques that you have always been wondering about? Any one got an good opal stories to share? Let me know in the comments section below.