Earlier this year, I started playing with two-part epoxy clay and made
some fabulous rings and pendants set with tiny crystal stones. In June, I
took at class at York Beads with my bead buddy Betcey Ventrella from Beyond Beadery and got
some more inspiration for using other beads like Czech glass daggers in
my epoxy clay. It's fun stuff once you learn the basics, and the
possibilities are endless! For someone who wants to learn how to think like a jewelry designer, epoxy clay is a great way to play and learn at the same time.
Our friends at Nunn Design have shared this great free jewelry making project with us. Designed by Rochelle Nation, one of the fabulous jewelry designers on the Nunn Design Team, it uses two-part epoxy clay to make a pendant that's easy to personalize. Enjoy!
- 1 package 2-part epoxy or resin clay
- Heart bezel
- 1 crystal chaton
- 18" of copper chain, depending on desired length
- Copper toggle of your choice
- Faceted bead in your choice of color and size
- 1 1/2" copper head pin
- Key charm
- Black acrylic paint
- Gilder's paste in your choice of color
- Metal alphabet stamps
- Paint brush
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- Flush cutters
*Heart bezel, resin clay, crystal chaton, copper chain, copper toggle, and key charm all from Nunn Designs
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What do you think about epoxy clay? Have you tried it yet? I've been seeing some fabulous beaded jewelry designs using epoxy clay cabochons that are encrusted with crystals, and even some epoxy clay designs using my favorite glass beads and seed beads!
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