Jun 262018
 

If you enjoy my designs, then perhaps, like me, you love creating distinctive and unusual pieces to wear.

Today’s project combines a beautiful fanciful design with an unexpected element: It glows in the dark!

glow pebbles cover

My first thought was to make these into necklace pendants, but then I walked into a dark room and saw them glowing on the table and thought they’d be so cute:

  • Tucked here and there in a fairy garden
  • Placed in pretty bowls about the house
  • Positioned on a night table for a soft comforting glow (for a child, or anyone who needs a little gentle light in the night)

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This is the chart provided by PolyClayPlay on their glow powders:

Color: Brightness: Endurance: Particle Size:
Green 10 14+ Hour Dust
Aqua 9 12+ Hour Fine
Blue 7 8+ Hour Fine
Purple 5 6+ Hour Fine

 

In my pieces I didn’t find that even the green glowed much longer than an hour. However, I did NOT carefully measure my powders or my clay. So it’s likely that if you add them in the correct ratios, you’ll get better results.

I’ll have to try doing that sometime, lol.

Let me know what ways you can think for making use of these sweet little glow pebbles. I just love having them around, they’re pretty and fascinating to look at.

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These would also be fun to try lighting up from the inside with LED lights. That may be a topic for an upcoming Friday Findings video.

Here’s the article I mentioned by Ginger Davis Allman on conditioning Pardo Translucent clay.

Tools and Materials:

Enjoy the video. Happy creating!

Watch the Glow Pebbles Hollow Beads or Necklace Pendants, Glow-In-The-Dark Polymer Clay Jewelry Tutorial video at YouTube.

Jun 222018
 

Making things that glow in the dark is always a fun prospect.

It kind of brings you back to your childhood.

ff gitd polymer clay

A couple years ago I got the idea to make these cute little fairy lamp posts with the flower lights that glow in the dark.

lamppost beauty 2

However, I was disappointed in the glow capabilities of the Sculpey glow-in-the-dark clay.

Since I’m rewriting the tutorial for the lamp posts I decided to investigate other ways to make polymer clay glow.

lamppost lights out

In today’s video I will show you how glow-in-the-dark powders from PolyClayPlay compare with the Sculpey glow-in-the-dark polymer clay kit.

Here are a few of the things I show in the video:

Although I don’t have the lamp post tutorial re-written yet, I do have several other fairy garden accessory tutorials available as downloadable PDF’s in my Etsy shop.

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Enjoy the video and happy creating!


Watch the Make Your Polymer Clay GLOW with Glow-In-The-Dark Powders-Friday Findings video at YouTube.