Member Project Photos – Faux Bone and Ivory Polymer Clay Jewelry

Polymer Clay Artists “I made a bone cane
and my DH, who does
not automatically say he
likes whatever I make, said
it looked real. High praise.
Thanks Cindy!” ~Rose-M

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The selection of Vol-019-3 Polymer Clay Faux Bone Images showcased below, is just a small sampling from the 415 Facebook photos uploaded to date. Way to go guys! As your Tutor, it makes me very proud to see how much everyone is accomplishing.

Cindy, thank you for the tutorial today about the faux bone. As always, you made it easier, better and more fun. I’ve seen a couple demos on this but they made it look difficult. I’ve tried it a couple times and was too precise on the stacking and cutting. I like your way “Very Real”. There just aren’t enough Fridays in the week. Thanks again. ~Bonnie-K

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Member Project Photos: Polymer Clay Faux Bone Jewelry

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The Polymer Clay Faux Bone Jewelry and Bead photos posted above were submitted by: Haffina, Loretta-C, Melinda-H, Lisa-W and Cheryl-H. If you have any questions or compliments for these talented polymer clay artists, please use the comment section below.

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  1. Joyce M, 14 October, 2010

    Congratulations ladies, your work is an inspiration. I still have to master this technique. Haven’t gotten to the point I am satisfied. Guess that is because I love the bone, ivory, wood so much. Will get back to it soon now that it has been reintroduced. Thanks for sharing and Cindy for posting. Happy claying, everyone.

  2. Bonnie Kreger, 14 October, 2010

    All of that is gorgeous. You girls did awesome. I want them all.

  3. Linda K., 14 October, 2010

    Wow, these are really special! Normally I like a lot of color, so I’m not big on beige things…but the inlaid colors of the first one and the textures of the others have really caught my attention.

  4. carolyn, 14 October, 2010

    Loretta where to you get your blanks for the bracelets – and how much do they cost. When you price them are you including this cost – at least doubled? Some triple, but I stay pretty much at double cost of goods. Then I get to tack on my time and effort X 2. What do you think? And of course, if shipping, you get to tag on that amount too.

  5. Peggy Barnes, 14 October, 2010

    @carolyn: Hi Carolyn hope you are feeling better. You can get those blanks at and if you are a member you can save 20% on a lot of the products for sale. Then you can also almost always find some on ebay and etsy. Etsy I found to be the most expensive. You can always do a google too. Take care of yourself.
    Uuuuugggs, Peggy

    To all you fantastic artist. WOW what a fantastic job you have all done. Hats off to all of you!!!!!!!

  6. Rada, 14 October, 2010

    Very nice! I especially love those faces! :)

  7. Phaedrakat, 14 October, 2010

    Beautiful work everyone! Cindy’s tute inspired a large range of very different ideas…and I love them all! This is a cool effect, and it looks so realistic (depending on how you use it…) Nice job!

  8. Brenda M, 14 October, 2010

    Beautiful work clayers!! I really love how each one of you pieces turned out. I have yet tried this technique and wish I had already after seeing these. Fabuloso!

  9. Cherie, 15 October, 2010

    @ Carolyn – re pricing; I do the double cost of materials but I think I am way lower on the time etc. How do you calculate that part? And is it the time and effort x 2 ?

  10. Cherie, 15 October, 2010

    Love the inlay pendant and the bangles. The carved flower is also beautiful? Did you do the flower in 3 pieces? The faces are beautiful too! Great work everyone!

  11. Koolbraider, 17 October, 2010

    I price things according to the cost of materials and factor in the replacement cost (sometimes) and always include a set value for labor, which usually winds up more than material costs. Labor also includes an overhead figure, like about 10%, maybe more, and shipping of course. It winds up like 2 x cost of materials plus labor x hourly rate plus arbitrary overhead cost plus shipping (mailing, gas, time; don’t forget the time it takes to go to the post office, that’s time you could use making something else). Big BUT here: the final price also includes where the piece will be sold. In my area prices would be lower than in much larger cities. Earrings tend to have the highest markup since they sell well. I’d rather sell 10 pairs of earrings for $15 than one necklace for $45; that’s $150 vs $45.

  12. Koolbraider, 17 October, 2010

    Forgot to add: I actually took a necklace apart and made several pairs of earrings from it and the total sales was much more than the price of the necklace.

  13. Koolbraider, 17 October, 2010

    My day for forgetting things: my labor is usually at least $10 or more an hour.

  14. Koolbraider, 17 October, 2010

    Oh good grief! That should be 2 x cost of materials plus labor AT an hourly rate plus an overhead charge plus shipping. Then figure out if the price is reasonable for the market you sell in. (Is that enough forgots for today?)

  15. DJ, 18 October, 2010

    I just love the pieces here, one technique and so much diversity. Lisa’s purse charm is fantastic!!
    The pretty bracelet reminds me too…a while back there were comments about learning these bracelet blanks. I would definitely be up for a lesson on this. Also have been thinking about Pandora beads too. I have no idea how these are finished cleanly. Any chance Cindy those ideas might be tuts in the future? Maybe if there are enough requests?

  16. Joyce M, 19 October, 2010

    DJ, thanks for bringing back the topic of the Pandora beads. I also would love a tute here. Any one else???

  17. Phaedrakat, 20 October, 2010

    Me, too! Also like the idea of the homemade bracelet blanks Cindy brought up when she did the metal bezels with flashing. Then I’d like to learn how to use them in bangle bracelets. I’d also love a tutorial on how to make other bangle-type bracelets (made w/all clay.) Cindy always has such great ways of explaining things…making them simple, and saving steps (and often — clay!)

  18. DJ, 20 October, 2010

    I agree with you again Kat =) I’d be up for any of the above suggestions too. Funny how one thing – with a little imagination – can lead to sooo many more !

  19. Lorraine Coetzee, 22 October, 2010

    Stunning work, ladies. I am so inspired. I agree with DJ and Kat, would love tuts on all clay bangles, the covered ones and the beads. I’ve seen some tutorials on Etsy, ext, on how to do this, but they are so expensive. Thanks for great tuts, Cindy. XX

  20. Loretta Carstensen, 22 October, 2010

    Thanks for the nice comments, everyone. The faux ivory/bone is a fun clay mix to work with, and very easy thanks to Cindy’s tute.

    Carolyn, as mentioned above there are many places to buy the bangle blanks. I purchased mine through Melanie West at

    In pricing I always take into consideration my market. I think if you price your items too low, they might think the items are cheap and not worth buying. But, in this economy people might not have the expendable income to purchase jewelry, and I take that into consideration. I start with doubling my material cost and adding at least $10 per hour. I agree with the post above, earrings have the best markup, and usually take the least amount of time.

  21. pattw, 22 October, 2010

    Add me to the list for : bracelet blanks from the metal bezels tute -pretty Please (beg, grovel)

  22. Cheryl Hodges, 22 October, 2010

    Add me to the vote too for bracelet blanks from metal, full clay bangles and
    Pandora beads. And the grommetted disc and writing in ink – so much on our wish list!!

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