Thursday, April 24, 2014

Resin Rose Pendant

With all of our experimenting with crystal clay, we are probably now MOST excited that we can even add our resin roses to it! Worked wonderfully! And of course we can't just keep this to ourselves....

Here's how we did it:

First, roll out two equal parts of your crystal clay parts A and B. 

Next, mix the two together until completely mixed. No marveling of colors at all. If it is not mixed completely, it will not set and harden correctly. So knead away! Usually takes a few minutes of kneading together.

Now, we placed the crystal clay in to one of our old style 1 inch square pendant trays. Be sure to press it in firmly so it sticks. Once we had it pressed in, we pushed the rose into the clay. 

Now, you can go ahead and starting adding in any other embellishments you want! We added crystal chatons and plastic pearls. Again, press them firmly in to place.

Because we wanted a colored clay, we dusted on some powder. Be sure to really firmly pounce it on so that it will stick to the clay, but not so hard that you actually change the shape of your design. Cover the entire piece in an ample amount of powder. 
**we actually use eye shadow powder but there are crystal clay pigment powders you can buy as well and are what the manufactures recommend**

Once the powdering is complete, let the piece sit for 24 hours. It can be ready in only a few hours, but the extra time just confirms it will be entirely cured and hard.
After the time is up, just wipe off the excess powder. You can even use a lightly dampened cloth.
And it is complete!