Oh, yes--the jewelry-making bug has bitten indeed! I saw THIS POST by Linda Peterson on the Spellbinders blog yesterday and knew that I wanted to make one today. I had everything I needed except for black acrylic paint and a chain, hence a trip to WalMart. . . after a trip to a local bead store, but we won't talk about that one just yet. ;-)
I'm not stepping it out since Linda did that for you already. Watch her video--it's short and sweet, and you'll be inspired, I promise. I didn't have any green clay in my five-year-old clay stash, but I had some translucent clay that I finally managed to get softened enough to use. When I Googled for a colorant for polymer clay, I found THIS POST by Ginger Davis Allman that suggested alcohol inks to color polymer clay. Well, alcohol inks I have in abundance--my Copic reinkers! I coated a flattened piece of clay with Copic BG15 and let it dry completely before trying to mix it into the translucent Sculpey Premo clay. The drying step took a while--maybe close to an hour--and it took more ink than I expected it to, but I was happy with the color that it turned out.
Bwahaha--you might want to use gloves when you get to the rolling the wet black acrylic paint into a ball step--just a suggestion. . .
Those lovely bezels are from the Spellbinders Susan Lenart Kazmer™ line: I used the medium-sized Circles One bezel, two of the smallest size which you can get in a Circles One Five Pack, and two of the Triangles Two bezels (all in a SILVER finish). I had fun, and I have several more faux turquoise pieces to turn into jewelry in the future. :-)
I promise to have a nice LONG card post on the 15th! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.