In today’s post I am sharing with you how I created these beautiful Mokume Gane polymer clay pendants.
For these I used polymer clay in the colours black, blue (can’t remember which one, I think cobalt) and silver. It took several bakes and steps to complete.
First I made the bezels for the pendants – I used the black clay for this and this nifty tool – the Cabezel.
It helps shaping the bezels. However you have to be careful, when cutting around them. I made quite a few bezels in different shapes and also a bunch in silver. After baking them in my toaster oven, I sanded them, so they look smoother, especially around the “edges”.
The next step was to create my Mokume Gane cane. For this I used sheets in blue and silver, stacked them together (alternating the colours), rolled them tightly and then I used one of my ripple blades to cut slices off. The slices then went through my pasta machine. I used only the sheets I really liked to create my cabochons.
The cabochons were also made with the cabezel – this item with the cabochon part. I used a very thick sheet of black with the cane slices on top and then laid the cabochon parts of the Cabezel over the nicest looking pieces. I carefully cut them out. The next step was to push the finished cabochon into the baked bezel part.
Both parts attached went into the oven again.
After baking I made the bail using my extruder and a core adapter of 3 mm.This was very fiddly and time consuming. After attaching the bails, the whole pendant went back in the oven.
To give the pendants a neat finish the whole back with the bail got covered with a textured black sheet and a slice of my signature cane – and went into the oven for the final bake.
After baking I decided to varnish the pendants (mainly because sanding is very time consuming and it’s painful for my shoulder).
Finally I added the Buna (rubber) cord and the clasp.
I hope you like these pendants – you can find all of them in my shop here.
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