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Steampunk Rosette Ring Create Along Box Project
February 08, 2019

Steampunk Rosette Ring Create Along Box Project


Here's an unexpected way to use a gear cutter: for making steampunk style strips of clay that form a flower shape. Add your rosette to a ring for a unique piece of jewelry.

Tools and Materials:

Metallic polymer clay (I used Premo! Sculpey® Silver)
Tiny Gears Deco Disc (Infinite Possibilities Create Along Box)
Cog Wheel clay cutter (Infinite Possibilities Create Along Box)
Craft knife
Clay blade
Mica powder
3/8 inch steam punk gear (Infinite Possibilities Create Along Box)
Polybonder glue
Filigree ring blank
Liquid clay

Roll out a sheet of clay, any metallic color, on a medium thin setting, 1 millimeter or less thick. Texture this clay by pressing in the Tiny Gears Deco Disc.
                                                                                                               Then press in the Cog Wheel clay cutter twice.



Use a craft knife to carefully cut around the inner lines imprinted by the Cog Wheel cutter. Also cut out the center imprint and set aside one circle of clay.

Rub metallic mica powder over the texture to highlight.



Use a blade to remove these clay rings from your work surface. Cut between two of the gear teeth on each to turn your rings of clay into strips.

Roll the set aside circle of clay into a teardrop shape. Add a dab of Polybonder glue, then press a 3/8 inch steampunk gear onto the rounded end of the teardrop. This will be your flower center.

Starting with the gear teeth close to the metal gear flower center, wrap your strip of clay around the tear-drop. 
                                                                                                              Once you make one wrap around the center start pinching the bottom of your strip to ruffle it and flare it out as you wrap it around.



As you are wrapping the strip of clay around the center twist the bottom of your flower with the hand that is holding it too meld the clay together and thin out the bottom. 

When you reach the end of one strip of clay start where you left off, adding the second one in the same manner.

Once you've wrapped the second strip around, take a little time to press the bottom edges of the clay strips into the back, twisting and thinning the “handle” you've been holding it by. Then use a blade to trim the handle off flush so you have a rosette that is flat on the back.

  

Bake your rosette at the manufacturer's recommended temperature for at least 30 minutes.

Press a small ball of the same clay you used for your rosette onto the back of your ring blank, making sure that some of the clay comes out through the holes in the filigree.



Now add a small ball of clay to the front of the ring blank, sandwiching the ring between the clay. Make sure these two balls of clay contact each other through the ring. When baked this clay will hold firmly in place on your filigree.



Add liquid clay to this ball of clay, then press in your baked filigree.



Bake your ring one more time for 30 minutes.

You can use a bit of scrap clay to prop your ring upright for the second baking.

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Turquoise & Leaves Pendant - Create Along Box
November 03, 2018

Turquoise & Leaves Pendant - Create Along Box

Cindi McGee shares her "Turquoise & Leaves" pendant made with items from the Fall-ing in Love/Autumn Leaves Create Along Box!  She used the rubber texture stamp, Grunge Foil& Hot Fix Cabochons 

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Magical Fairy Bottle - Enchantment Create Along Box
August 24, 2018

Magical Fairy Bottle - Enchantment Create Along Box

Patricia Krauchune created this fabulous fairy bottle using several of the elements in the "Enchantment" Create Along Box!   
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Captured Fairy Jar - Enchantment Create Along Box
August 17, 2018

Captured Fairy Jar - Enchantment Create Along Box

Cindi McGee has been having fun creating mixed-media projects with elements from the Enchantment Create Along Box.

After discovering recently that etchall® Creme works wonderfully with Create Along silkscreens to etch glass, she's been anxious to try the technique again and again.  

This "Captured Fairy" jar was created by etching with the Enchanted Rosevine silkscreen.  The fairy inside is made of polymer clay using one of the fairy images on the Magic Transfer Paper in this month's box.  

Cindi shared a full tutorial on how she created this project on her blog. 

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Enchanted Rose Pendant - Enchantment Create Along Box
August 10, 2018

Enchanted Rose Pendant - Enchantment Create Along Box


Sandy Huntress created this pretty Enchanted Rose Pendant with items included in the "Enchantment" Create Along Box!  

Learn how to sculpt a delicate rose under glass reminiscent of the one in the beast's castle in Beauty and the Beast, then use it to create your own enchanted piece of jewelry.

The video tutorial for this project is in DropBox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jhusvgifxvpjwjb/enchanted%20rose%20pendant.mp4?dl=0

Supplies:
bronze clay
pearl clay
green clay
Mini Terrarium glass pendant kit
Rose Trellis flexie stencil or Tudor Rose Deco Disc
Armor All
Liquid clay
craft knife
clay blade
1/8 inch ball tool
scrap of paper or index card

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Mixed-Media Mermaid Shrine - By the Sea Create Along Box Project
July 06, 2018

Mixed-Media Mermaid Shrine - By the Sea Create Along Box Project

Pat Krauchune shares this amazing mixed-media mermaid shrine done in the style of Laurie Mika who she truly enjoyed learning from as part of a past Polymer Clay Adventure. Pat used the following materials from her June By the Sea Create Along Box:  The Motion of the Ocean - special edition rubber stamp texture sheet / Cockle Shell flexie stencil / Nautilus and starfish silkscreen /Glass beads / Pearly Pigment powder / Charm chain featuring shells and starfish.  She also used a small block of wood / Souffle polymer clay / gears /eyelets / mica powders / glass micro beads /hands and face mold.   Wow! 

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Jewelry Galore with the Japanese Influence Create Along Box
June 22, 2018

Jewelry Galore with the Japanese Influence Create Along Box

Today Klio Tsaliki wows us once again with several gorgeous jewelry projects made with items from the Japanese Influence Create Along Box!  
Summer dangle earrings made using the rubber texture sheet which was included in my Create Along box.
Skinner blend in sea and sand colors, micas, texture and some sparkling turquoise crystals combined all together for this beautiful pair of earrings.
Pair of earrings using the koi stencil in my Create Along box.
Resin gives the final touch making them seem like they are swimming in the pond.
Pendant made using the silkscreen. With a touch of mica in summer colors, this is a
beautiful pendant for summer days!
Boho pendant made with the deco disc in this 
box.
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