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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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Falling Leaves Embossed Bookmarks - Create Along Box Project
November 19, 2018

Falling Leaves Embossed Bookmarks - Create Along Box Project

Sandy Huntress shares this clever idea for making bookmarks with contents from the most recent "Fall-ing In Love" Create Along Box!  Stay tuned for Sandy's video tutorial for this project! 


These bookmarks make quick, easy gifts that are perfect for tucking into a birthday or thinking of you card.

For bookmark base:  faux leather, or 3/4-inch wide iron-on trim tape
Acrylic block
Ceramic tile
Versamark ink
Anti-static powder tool
Falling in Love texture stamp (CreateAlong)
Embossing powder
Tiny brush
Nylon jaw pliers
3/4-inch ribbon ends (CreateAlong)
Small pieces of chain
Charms
Jump rings
Chain nose pliers

 

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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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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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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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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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