I’ve always admired the sweet, dainty look of polymer clay faux embroidery and decided it was high time I made a few pieces of my own design.
In today’s video I will teach you the basics, including how to quickly sketch out your own design. Those of you who are my patrons can download my sketches from my Patreon posts.
In preparation for making this project I looked at a lot of examples of polymer clay faux embroidery. One thing I noticed was that they all had beautifully rounded and smooth bases. In the video I will also show you how to achieve that for yourself when filling a purchased bezel with clay.
One neat trick I saw some other clayers use was to roll a nice, smooth round ball and then slice off a section or slice it in half to make their base. You could also use a cabochon mold such as this one from Sculpey, to make your base. The nice thing about that is that they also have molds for making perfectly matching bezels.
So have fun creating these projects in whatever form you like!
Tools and Materials:
- Small scraps of polymer clay
- Purchased metal bezels, if desired
- Deli paper
- 91% isopropyl alcohol
- Small brush
- Needle tool or toothpick
- Clay shaper or dental stimulator tool
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Clay Embroidery Pendants-Polymer Clay Faux Technique Tutorial at YouTube.