We can see her work in the creative artists page " Fantasy Fimo jewelry " and also share in some of her secrets and hints here.
Step 1 Start with 3 balls of PMC3 clay little tiny balls! Roll the largest ball into a teardrop shape as pictured. Step 2 Now take your little teardrop-shaped piece of PMC3 clay and texturize it: This will serve as the little torso of the bee.
Use some tap water just a Fimo clay projects, dabbed on to wet the areas that will be joined, so that they become sticky and grab onto each other.
PMC clay dries up so quickly when you work with it, so it will almost definitely be necessary for you to wet the two little pieces to bond them together. It also Fimo clay projects to slightly rough up the area where the two pieces touch, to promote a tight bond.
After the torso is attached, give it a handful of pokes with a needle to create an interesting texture. Step 4 This step is just like the previous, only now you are attaching the smallest clay ball the head onto the torso.
Step 5 The wings are delicate to attach, but easy to make.
Simply roll up two teeny tiny balls of clay, squish them flat, and shape them into teardrops. Then wet the base of each wing and press it into the side of your bee.
Step 6 Let your tiny little micro sculpture dry.
Mine dried on the candle warmer for two hours and then it was ready to fire because it is so small. Place your bone-dry PMC pieces onto your firing brick. Make sure your brick is on a non-flammable surface. Turn on your butane torch and start sweeping the end of the flame around your PMC piece in a continuous motion.
The bonding elements between the silver particles are burning away, and fusing the metal. Keep working the flame around your piece until it starts to glow a lovely peach color. Doing the torch firing in a dark room really helps you see the stages of the firing process.
Once the peach glow appears, keep firing for a few minutes more I like to do about minutes more. Turn your torch off and let the pieces cool. Step 8 This step is the most fun, and I absolutely love it! Using your brass burnishing brush, firmly brush across the surface of your pieces in one direction.
Step 9 Give your piece a very gentle rub with a polishing cloth to clean and shine it. Using jewelry pliers, open the head of the eye pin slightly, slide a necklace chain into the head, and pinch it back into its closed circle. The eye pin has such a tiny opening that no necklace chain will fit through it from the side.
Using a dot of metal glue or super-strength general purpose adhesiveglue the little eye pin onto the back of your bee pendant and let it dry for the time indicated on the glue bottle. Wear and enjoy your classy, petite little bumble bee. For many projects, I like an old, weathered silver look, but for this bee I think it looks lovely as a white-silver.
If you do want a weather, tarnished, rich look to your piece, purchase a container of Black Max pictured with the supplies. There are many great YouTube videos on how to use it!
Did you enjoy our easy tutorial on how to make a pendant?Smooth and soft, you'll love how much easier it is to blend this clay than FIMO's other polymer clays. It's perfect for making jewelry, home décor items, scrapbooking projects, embellishments, figures and more!
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FIMO polymer clays are manufactured in Nuerenberg, Germany by STAEDTLER. There are 3 forms of oven bake polymer clay available: Classic, Soft and Effect.
The manufacturers instructions for all FIMO oven bake clays are the same. These clays may be worked and baked together using the same temperature and baking times.
Discover FIMO soft polymer clay - a simple and easy to use modelling clay. Ideal for use with our jewellery blanks, this FIMO soft clay can be moulded to your desired shape and, with our wide range of.
Polymer Clay Polymer Clay AKA Scupley or FIMO is colorful clay that can be baked in a regular oven to cure.
It is more expensive than air-dry clay and typically used for jewelry making or small sculptural projects. FUN WITH FIMO CLAY, is a wonderfully educational and creative activity which is aimed at children aged 6 years and over.
(Although I do enjoy teaching adult groups from time to time as well).