“Making faux opals is what first got me interested in polymer clay.” ~Sue-W
Today’s photo is of a pendant I made with a Faux Opal made of polymer clay and a hammered copper bail.
I’ve come up with a way to get more depth in the iridescent layers than, the opal techniques I’ve seen others do. But I’m not quite ready to teach you how to make them yet, because I need to simplify the process a bit more so it is doable for everyone at all skill levels.
But don’t worry, I’ll definitively be getting to it in the new year. One reason I’m bringing it up now is because the technique uses some of that Buffalo Snow… you know the large flaked iridescent glitter that you sprinkle around at Christmas time to look like snow. So keep your eyes out for some of that now, since it will be harder to find after the holidays wrap up.
Making faux opals is what first got me interested in polymer clay. Haven’t made any yet, but have been playing with clay for a few days and I’m hooked. ~Sue-W
On the topic of Christmas… How many of you are going to make Christmas or other holiday gifts this year with your polymer clay beads?
Plus I made the Harry Potter Secret Compartment Book for my nephew.
Will you be making any polymer clay gifts this year? I’d love to hear what you have planned.