Tuesday, July 19, 2016

DIY Jewelry - Photo Transfer on Polymer Clay

Make your own personalized jewelry! Use the photo transfer technique to create pieces that are unique.

Polymer Clay Photo Transfer Directions:
Open the package of polymer clay and knead until it is soft and pliable.
Roll out the polymer clay until flat and about 1/4" thin. You can use a rolling pin or a pasta attachment on your mixer. Cut the clay to fit the size of finding you are using.
Choose a photo or clip art image you want to use. If there is a definite right side you will want to reverse the image orientation on your computer. Size it to fit your project.
Print out an image on a printer that uses toner, office supply stores are very inexpensive for a print or two. (Home printers are typically inkjet and that will not work.)
Get the polymer clay wet and place the paper over it, image side down, then gently press down. Allow to dry.
Wet finger and gently rub the paper off they clay. Continue wetting finger and rubbing until all of the paper is gone and the image remains.
Place the polymer clay in a 200 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Now create the jewelry -
Glue your clay piece into the rectangle finding.
Glue to finding to the filigree.
Finally, glue to filigree to the leaf and allow all to dry completely.

Add a jump ring to attach to a necklace or glue a pin to the back to wear as a pin.

Here are some other samples of polymer clay photo transfer projects. I love the way the clay holds the bright colors.

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