Textured Polymer Clay Pendants, Sterling Silver Bails [Gallery]

Texture Blue Polymer Clay Pendants “Like the soft chalky
blue of the summer sky
… Or the relaxed comfort
of a faded pair of jeans …”
~Cindy Lietz

As you may have noticed from today’s featured Gallery post, as well as from previous ones (see Animal Instincts Bracelet for another example of a recent Gallery feature), these photo spreads are included here at the blog to provide you guys with creative jewelry making ideas and inspiration.

Please use the comment section at the bottom of the page, to discuss the items presented… or to let me know what other projects you would like to see and learn more about.


Into The Blue Polymer Clay Pendants:

Texture Blue Polymer Clay Pendants


Like the soft chalky blue of the summer sky… Or the relaxed comfort of a faded pair of jeans… There’s something awfully peaceful about the color blue.

Created using my own handmade texture sheets, these sweet little pendants with the Sterling Silver bails were color washed in several coats of acrylic paint and then distressed to reveal the layers beneath.

Forget-Me-Not Pendant: The smaller more dainty pendant, is double sided with a tiny flower that reminds me of a forget-me-not on one side and etched circles which represent the rings of a tree on the other. This little sweetie is approximately 3/4 inches (2 cm) in diameter and 1/8th inch (5 mm) thick. It hangs from a solid Sterling Silver Pinch Bail and Sterling Silver double looped headpin, making the total length of the pendant 1 and 1/8 inch (3 cm) long.

Dream Pendant: The second, larger pendant was created with a textured disk incorporating my Bubble Wrap texture plate design, on one side and a Dot Dot Dash design on the other. The 1 1/2 inch diameter (4 cm) disk was then color washed with paints in Blues and Whites and distressed to give it a time worn feel. To add some whimsy, an antiqued earth toned bead with the word Dream was added to the front of the disk, using a Sterling Silver flame dipped headpin and small Swarovski crystals. The headpin was then forged into a bail for a unique, one-of-a-kind look. The total length of this pendant including the bail, is almost 2 inches (5 cm).

Either pendant would look lovely on a silver chain, as you can see in the photos above. By the way, that chain in the pictures is one I’ve had since a child, so I’m keeping it, but I’m sure you already have a chain that will work beautifully.

Price: $17 (US) Forget-Me-Not Pendant; $20 (US) Dream Pendant – If you are interested in purchasing either pendant (Chain not included) shown in today’s gallery post, then please send me an email. Be sure to include your full mailing address so I can work out the shipping cost for you.


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  1. Tanya L, 01 September, 2010

    This is absolutely awesome Cindy! Can we have a tut on this too?? Like, how to make our own texture sheets and paint on the clay and add distressed finishes?? “Dream” is “my word”. I love it! I look for it everywhere, and can hardly resist anything that has it! Did you make a stamp to use? Are you going to show us how to do this, too?? In my own jewelry making I have a “denim collection”. As you said “Or the relaxed comfort of a faded pair of jeans…” Something like this would be so perfect!!

  2. Phaedrakat, 01 September, 2010

    Love both of these pendants, Cindy…and all they represent! I’d love to learn your tricks for making texture sheets, as I’m sure you’ve got your own spin to them that’s quick & easy. I’m guessing you’ve thought of everything to make the process easier and better! I love your distressed-paint techniques, the way you hung the pendants with double-looped headpins, the dream bead, etc., etc.! Lots of useful things to learn here…I can see several techniques I’d love for you to show us! You are on a roll, Ms. Lietz…please do show us how to make beautiful pendants like these, textured, distressed, whimsical, and just lovely! Thanks so much!

  3. Elizabeth S., 01 September, 2010

    All I can say is WOW!

  4. Lupe Meter, 01 September, 2010

    These are beautiful pendants, Cindy! I like the colors and texture! WOW!

  5. pattw, 01 September, 2010

    This is so you, Cindy ! Dream is what you do for all of us. Lovely piece

  6. Brenda, 01 September, 2010

    Beautiful pendant’s Cindy. You have out done yourself again :)

  7. Kerri Crawford, 01 September, 2010

    I LOVE the look of the pendants! Please can we have a tut on it? This style is one of my favs. Soft and chalky. As always, beautifully done.

  8. Linda K., 01 September, 2010

    Cindy, these are lovely. The colors are so soothing and the textures look great. I’m especially in love with the bail…I love how it’s in two parts and the part that connects the chain to the rest of the bail swirls around. I’d love tuts on everything!

  9. Cindy Lietz, 01 September, 2010

    Glad to hear that y’all are liking these textured pendant designs. Thanks for all the kind comments.

    Also… you may have noticed that the number of photos in these Gallery posts has been increasing each week. Do you like having this many pictures? Or is it too much? Let me know so that we can adjust if necessary. Thanks.

  10. Carolyn K, 01 September, 2010

    Cindy, Dougs photography is so clear and makes looking at you creations very clear for all of us to see. Love your designs. Keep the photos coming.

  11. Elizabeth S., 01 September, 2010

    Can’t have too many photos as far as I’m concerned.

  12. Tanya L, 01 September, 2010

    I agree, you can never have too many photos! Keep ’em coming!

  13. pollyanna, 01 September, 2010

    Beautiful blues my faves.

  14. Loretta Carstensen, 01 September, 2010

    Never too many photos. Love the textured pendants. Do I feel a tutorial coming on?

  15. Sam Miller, 01 September, 2010

    I agree with all comments…absolutely never too many pics…photos are priceless, as it lets us see the beautiful work in detail. I would love a tutorial as well. I know from following other blogs that this is a very trendy look right now.

  16. Stephanie Bargelski, 01 September, 2010

    I LOVE all the photos as well. Cindy, you never stop amazing me. We all love your tutorials!!!!

  17. Elly Moore, 02 September, 2010

    blues goes with all, its such a relaxing color, sooths away the pain, but…… in another sense livens everyyhing up

  18. Maria, 02 September, 2010

    Always loved this blue color.
    Never too many photos, I agree. My complaint in the past has been that they weren’t big enough to see details, but this time there are a lot of wonderful closeups. Thank you!

  19. Linda K., 02 September, 2010

    Never can have too many photos.

  20. Phaedrakat, 02 September, 2010

    Beautiful photos…love them! Still so happy with these beautiful pendants and the techniques used. Looking forward to some tutes!!!

  21. pattw, 03 September, 2010

    We all love the photos -they are inspiring. Please keep the pics coming

  22. Cheryl Hodges, 06 September, 2010

    Beautiful pendants; such soft colors. The little crystal dangle just adds the right sparkle to it. I love the textures, the little dream pendant and the bail. would certainly love a tute!

  23. Peggy Barnes, 07 September, 2010

    You really want us to use our imaginations and wow just think where a good imagination could take you with these. Look where it took you. Doug your photos show off Cindy’s work like we were in the room with her. As long as it doesn’t give any information away I say the more photos the better. Tute please or should I say Tutes please.
    Thank you for all you give us, Peggy

  24. Phaedrakat, 08 September, 2010

    Well said, Peggy! I agree, Cheryl! I am looking forward to some tutes, here…

  25. Rada, 12 September, 2010

    This is very beautiful and a number of photos is great, shows it off from different angles which helps with inspiration :)

    I would also love to find out how to make textured sheets/stamps. I recently bought Mastercarve block to see if I can make stamps, but it does seem to be expensive as it is not sold in local stores and I would have to constantly pay for shipping if I needed more of it. I haven’t used it yet, it’s still in the mail; I’d probably be scared to even start carving :(

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