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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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Vintage Grunge Keyhole Pendant - Create Along Box
January 04, 2019

Vintage Grunge Keyhole Pendant - Create Along Box

Patricia Krauchune created this "awesomely grungy" keyhole pendant with items from the Vintage Grunge Create Along Box.
This is what she used:
Vintage Grunge Magic Transfer Paper
Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint
Gold Leaf Shavings for crackled effects
Umber Mineral Powdered Pigment
Leaves pattern stamp
White Souffle polymer clay
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Ripples & Waves Under the Sea - Create Along Box Project
October 24, 2018

Ripples & Waves Under the Sea - Create Along Box Project

Patricia Krauchune created this great sea-themed pendant using Souffle polymer clay and a wide variety of items from the Ripples & Waves Create Along Box!  

She used - 

Ripples & Waves Silkscreen
Ripples & Waves Magic Transfer Paper
Ripple Blade
Waves Border Mold
Wavy Hotfix Cabochons
Sapphire Blue Decoart Matte Metallic Paint
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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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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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Dragonfly Pendant - Create Along Box!
May 18, 2018

Dragonfly Pendant - Create Along Box!

Cindi McGee created this shimmering dragonfly pendant using some of the awesome products in the Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box!  She used the Dragonfly Deco Disc Stamp to create the wings for her dragonfly.  The shimmering blue mica powder and tiny gemstones from the kit added an extra bit of color and sparkle.  Cindi also has 3 more projects she's working on using the silkscreen, Magic Transfer Paper and the orange texture stamps from this kit! So many creative options in one box!  

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Music Soothes the Soul Mixture
March 30, 2018

Music Soothes the Soul Mixture

Today we share a creative mixture of projects made by artist Klio Tsaliki using a variety of items from the Music Soothes the Soul Create Along Box! 

Tin box covered with polymer clay and painted with the beautiful DecoArt metallic paint. Texture was made with several tools, among them the sculpting tools included in the Create Along Box.

The top part is made using my napkin technique and is decorated with small glass rhinestones and sealed with 2part epoxy resin.

Bottom side is made using extruded clay and is painted also with the same DecoArt blue metallic paint.
    Several double sided jewelry pieces. I used the silk screen and the transfer paper as well, each one for the corresponding side.

I like the “old” look of the white part; in fact it was never white; I used a mix of white and beie to create this “old” look. 

Double sided earrings made of black clay and using the silk screen and the stamp for the corresponding sides. Both sides are music themed, one with the texture and one just silkscreened.

Resin jewelry set. Some joyful notes are floating inside the shapes.

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Photo courtesy of Janell Sparks

Photo courtesy of Janell Sparks

 

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Music Soothes the Soul - Song of the Guitar
March 17, 2018

Music Soothes the Soul - Song of the Guitar

 

Patricia Krauchune recently shared this amazing polymer clay guitar she created using many of the elements in her Music Soothes the Soul Create Along Box!  She used the Deco Disc Stamp, the Extreme Sheen paint, the musical note Magic Transfer Paper, and the musical note confetti.   We love to see what everyone makes with the Create Along boxes each month!  

Want to try out a Create Along Box for yourself?  Follow this link to subscribe to receive them every month, or purchase one box while supplies last!  These awesome boxes are only available in limited quantities so don't miss your chance to join in and receive fun creative surprise at your door!

Photo courtesy Janell Sparks

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A Song in My Heart Polymer Clay Embellished Tin
March 09, 2018

A Song in My Heart Polymer Clay Embellished Tin

Cindi McGee shares her first project made with the February Music Soothes the Soul Create Along Box.

The box was packed with creative goodies - a silkscreen, Magic Transfer Paper, a Deco Disk, gorgeous metallic blue paint, musical themed ribbon, colorful music note confetti, awesome sculpting tools, and a great tin just begging to be altered!   I combined several of the goodies from my box to embellish the tin.  The heart cutter from my January Create Along Box was the perfect way to create the "window" to hold the confetti.

Photo courtesy of Janell Sparks

 

Want to try out a Create Along Box for yourself?  Follow this link to buy the March box, or subscribe to receive them every month!  These awesome boxes are only available in limited quantities so don't miss your chance to join in and receive fun creative surprise at your door!

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"Shades of Grey" Pendant & More
February 09, 2018

"Shades of Grey" Pendant & More

Shades of Grey Pendant by Cindi McGee
Love & Lace... Hearts..... Valentine's..... Love......."50 Shades of Grey"..... ???

I created this pendant with some of the fabulous goodies in the January "Love & Lace" Create Along Box! I used the lace Color Me Magic Transfer Paper, and the lace stencil. premo! Sculpey® clay was used to create the Skinner Blend, premo! Accents for the silver, and Sculpey® Clear Liquid Clay to add shine. The box also included shimmering pink mica powder, a heart cutter, a silkscreen, more great Transfer Paper options, a piece of vintage lace and a brand new item offered by Create Along - a Deco Disc! I've been having fun creating with many of the items in the box, including these two pieces. The heart cutter (along with more fabulous silkscreens and Magic Transfer Paper designs from Create Along) was used for the bohemian heart pendant below, and the Deco Disc was used for a mandala pendant she will be sharing soon! Learn more about the monthly Create Along box here!   AND - there are a limited number of the amazing Love & Lace January Create Along Boxes still available!  Order yours here.

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Sugar Heart Pendant with polymer clay and the Create Along Box
February 02, 2018

Sugar Heart Pendant with polymer clay and the Create Along Box



 Sugar Heart Pendant by Patricia Krauchune

Today, Patricia Krauchune shares this fabulous pendant created using the January "Love & Lace" Create Along Box! Pat used the heart cutter, vintage lace, and the heart pattern on the Magic Transfer paper included in the Love & Lace box. The box also included shimmering pink mica powder, a silkscreen, and a brand new item offered by Create Along - a Deco Disc! Pat used Sculpey® Souffle polymer clay, as well as clear and silver liquid polymer clay. Learn more about the monthly Create Along box here!   AND - there are a limited number of the amazing Love & Lace January Create Along Boxes still available!  Order yours here.

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The Snow Queen Floating Mobile with elements from the CreateAlongBox
December 15, 2017

The Snow Queen Floating Mobile with elements from the CreateAlongBox

The Snow Queen Floating Mobile by Klio Tsaliki 
A few days ago I received my December Create Along Box, which was snowflake themed.   It contained a mold, a 6 piece Texturestax stamp set, and a silkscreen, all snowflake themed, a Brilliance ink pad and a terrific mica powder in blue hues and a round mat board photo frame.  I wanted to make something different and decided to make a floating mobile.

The ink and mica powder was the perfect way to accent and highlight the details of the stamped and molded snowflakes.  Beads and other sparkling elements further added to the frosty feeling of the mobile.

You can view the complete instructions here: https://goo.gl/FmJbGL 





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The Heart of Winter Ornament  with the CreateAlongBox
December 08, 2017

The Heart of Winter Ornament with the CreateAlongBox

The Heart of Winter Ornament by Patricia Krauchune

This winter ornament was made by using the November Winter Wonderland CreateAlongBox.com box from CreateAlong.com   This month the CreateAlongBox included a 2-way silkscreen, a Texture Stax with 6 different crystal designs, a snowflakes silicone mold, a chipboard ornament to cover with clay, some DewDrop Brillance Heat-set ink and Sparkly icy mica powdered pigments. I added a glass ornament in the middle and filled it with vintage glass glitter and some mica flakes.  I finished the edges with vintage glass glitter. And of course I had to include some ball chain for a slight steampunk look.

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