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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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Crackled Gold Pendants - Vintage Grunge Create Along Box
December 14, 2018

Crackled Gold Pendants - Vintage Grunge Create Along Box

Sandy Huntress shares these lovely pendants made tithe Vintage Grunge Create Along Box!   

Materials:

polymer clay, rolled into 1/2 inch to 1 inch log
Gold Leaf Shavings (Vintage Grunge CreateAlong box)
Clay blade
Acrylic block
Vintage Keys Deco Disc (Vintage Grunge CreateAlong box)
Vintage Grunge Magic Transfer Paper (Vintage Grunge CreateAlong box)

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Autumn Steampunk Heart Pendant - Create Along Box Project
November 26, 2018

Autumn Steampunk Heart Pendant - Create Along Box Project

Patricia Krauchune created this mixed-media Steampunk autumn heart pendant with many items from the "Fall-ing In Love" Create Along Box. 

Leaf Veins Silkscreen / Falling in Love rubber stamp texture sheet/ Copper mylar grunge foil / Antique Gold Leaf Charm / Ceramic Hotfix Cabochons /
Cernit polymer clay

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Autumn Leaves Beads - Create Along Box Project
November 22, 2018

Autumn Leaves Beads - Create Along Box Project

Klio Tsaliki shares absolutely gorgeous autumn beads made with the "Fall-ing In Love" Create Along Box! 

Fall leaf shaped beads made of Cernit metallic hues. Awesome silk screen included in the box.

Heart shaped leaf beads using the texture mat found in the box. 

Cernit metallic skinner blend was textured and then shaved (mica shift technique).

 

Again leaf shaped beads with the application of the foil included in the box. Although it was not 100% successful, it added a beautiful effect.

Foil was applied first on a Cernit metallic Skinner blend, then I textured the clay and shaved it (mica shift technique).

The random golden shine is really beautiful.

This was a BEAUTIFUL fall Create Along Box! I was already in fall and leaves mood, so it couldn’t come in a better moment!

 

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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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Wavy Photo Frames - Ripples & Waves Create Along Box
October 09, 2018

Wavy Photo Frames - Ripples & Waves Create Along Box

Sandy Huntress used the Waves Border mold to create sweet little photo frames that can be used as fridge magnets, ornaments or given as lovely gifts!


Tools and Materials for Ocean Waves Photo Frame:

white polymer clay
embossing powders, optional
circle cutters: 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2"
liquid clay
Waves border mold (October Create Along box)
ceramic tiles
clay blade
Sapphire Blue metallic paint (October Create Along box)

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Artist Trading Coins - Paisley Create Along Box
September 28, 2018

Artist Trading Coins - Paisley Create Along Box

Cindi McGee used a number of the items in the Paisley Create Along Box to create two polymer clay trading coins.  

For this blue and gold coin, the Deco Disc included in the box was used to create the fabulous texture highlighted with gold. 

The silkscreen and hot fix crystals were used to create this magenta and turquoise coin.  

Both of these could easily be altered into eye-catching pendants with the addition of a simple bale. 

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Creations from the Enchantment CreateAlong Box
September 07, 2018

Creations from the Enchantment CreateAlong Box

Klio Tsaliki got her box late, but that didn't stop her from sharing some amazing pieces!  
This time my box arrived with a delay of 10 days (postmen go on vacations as well), so I had not enough time to enjoy my box and make things as I wanted. But I could not resist to Angelina fibers and had to make some pieces.
I tried some stamps I had at home and made this piece out of Angelina fibers and
stamped it. I love this material, it is pure hidden magic! So, I just placed the fibers on top of the texture sheet, and ironed over a wax paper.
Using another stamp I made an Angelina sheet and then cut it in pieces.  Made some beads and earring pieces. I even used some finely cut pieces of the fibers to make the donut bead at the bottom, which then was sealed with transparent liquid clay.
I used Angelina fibers a couple of years ago for the first time and loved it! These beads are covered with translucent polymer clay and have inclusions of
Angelina fibers.
The August Box included a beautiful rose silkscreen; it is my favorite so far. I made a pair of earrings and a pendant using opposite colors. I wish I had more time to
try all my little treasures.
The beads shown in the first photo were a last minute project: Opposite color summer beads with golden leaf.

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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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Beads Aplenty with the By the Sea Create Along Box
July 30, 2018

Beads Aplenty with the By the Sea Create Along Box

Klio Tsaliki created some gorgeous beads with her By the Sea Create Along Box! 
My July Create Along box arrived full of sea breeze and ocean themed tools.  A beautiful silk screen gave me the idea of these big donut beads. I used all the sea and sand colors, and used more than one color to imprint the pattern. I absolutely love this color combination, you may have noticed it!
An awesome texture sheet was also in my July CA box.  I am basically a bead maker, so I made a Skinner blend consisting of peacock pearl and metallic hues with the addition of a thin pearl layer above it. Then I pressed the texture sheet to imprint the pattern and shaved it with my blade. Cut the shaved skinner blend in stripes and wrapped some beads with the pieces. Here are my teardrop beads.
Since the inner side of the shavings was really beautiful, I used them and made some more small round beads. I used even the leftovers and made these twisted beads as well.
Using a shell I found in my CA box, I made this faux shell with a pearl inside. I used scrap clay which was painted with a wonderful pearl mica powder which was also in the box. A small bail on top turns the faux shell to a pendant, a charm and so on.
I love these small flexible stencils I find from time to time in my CA box. I used it to make a summer pair of earrings which is decorated with Czech glass beads.
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Mermaid Pool Mixed-Media Box - By The Sea Create Along Box
July 20, 2018

Mermaid Pool Mixed-Media Box - By The Sea Create Along Box

 

Sandy Huntress used items from the By The Sea Create Along Box to create this fantastic decorative mixed-media box!

This sweet little box is the perfect place to store all your beachy treasures! Cover it in textures from the Motion of the Ocean stamp, then add pearly shimmer if you like. Use shells, beads and charms to create a mermaid pool topper. You can tell a mermaid just left by the sprinkling of sand and scales she left behind.


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Video is at https://www.dropbox.com/home/Create%20Along%20Videos?preview=Mermaid+Box+CreateAlong+July+2018.mp4

Mermaid Pool Box Tools & Materials:

paper maché box
assorted clay colors in blues, greens and whites
Motion of the Ocean Texture sheet 
Acrylic roller
Pearly Pigment Powder
Ruler
Pasta Machine
Clay blade
TLS
Assorted shells, beads, pearls, etc.
Small amount of black, gray, white & brown clay for rocks
Embossing powders in ocher & beige
Polybonder glue
Magic Glos UV resin

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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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Incredible Inlays Using Magic Transfer Paper - Create Along Box
June 15, 2018

Incredible Inlays Using Magic Transfer Paper - Create Along Box

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Sandy Huntress has shared an amazing option for using Magic Transfer Paper images to create beautiful designs.    Here is just a peek at what she's made with the designs included in the Japanese Influenced Create Along Box.   Sandy will be sharing the tutorial for this technique in the July Polymer Clay Universe Magazine so stay tuned!  
The box was full of creative goodies (as it always is!) - and Carol Stevenson was lucky enough to receive a surprise in her box - one of Ron Lehockey's amazing heart pins! 
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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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Dragonfly Sphere - Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box
May 11, 2018

Dragonfly Sphere - Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box

Patricia Krauchune created this unique dragonfly sphere using several materials from the Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box!  She used the Magic Transfer Paper, heat-set gemstones, the sari ribbon, and some of the orange texture stamps.   So many creative options, packed into one box!  
 
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Butterfly Pendants  - Butterfly Bollywood Create Along Box
April 13, 2018

Butterfly Pendants - Butterfly Bollywood Create Along Box

Cindi McGee created these unique pendants using items from the March Bollywood Butterfly Create Along Box!   For the copper and gold pendant she used the texture sheet, butterfly deco disc, and the faux gemstones.   For the purple and verdigris pendant she used the silk-screen and the butterfly deco disc.
 
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The Elegant Egg - Butterfly Bollywood Create Along Box Project
April 06, 2018

The Elegant Egg - Butterfly Bollywood Create Along Box Project

Patricia Krauchune created this fabulous mixed-media with creative goodies from the March Bollywood Butterfly Create Along Box!   Would you like to join the fun and receive an inspiring box full of polymer clay supplies each month?  Sign up to receive your own Create Along Box- Follow this link 
These were the components Pat used in her design - 
  • Souffle Polymer Clay
  • 4" X 4" Frame
  • Mica Powders
  • Lacey Butterfly Deco Disc Stamp
  • Magic Transfer Paper
  • Cup Chain and Heat-Set Crystals
  • A Butterfly Plunger Cutter
  • 1/2 of the Papier Mache Egg

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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!  

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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

 

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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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Frosted Snowflakes Pendant polymer clay createalongbox project
December 01, 2017

Frosted Snowflakes Pendant polymer clay createalongbox project

Frosted Snowflakes Pendant by Cindi McGee 
The November CreateAlongBox.com Winter Wonderland Box arrived at my doorstep full of everything I could imagine needing to create awesome wintery designs!   This pendant uses many of the elements from the kit - the snowflake silicone mold, the texturestax snowflake stamps, the mica powder, and the
pearlescent ink pad.    A mandala flower stamp, also from CreateAlong.com, did double duty as a large snowflake for the mica shift technique used as the base of the center of the pendant.

I used premo Sculpey® Accents - Pearl and White Gold Glitter clay, and  premo Sculpey® white clay for some components. The finished piece has a subtle shimmer and sparkle that reminds me of new fallen snow!

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