New Medium - Epoxy Clay!
Custom Mini Rose Garden Pendant
I've started playing with a new medium - epoxy clay! It's also called jewelry clay or crystal clay and it's a 2-part clay that feels like polymer clay but has epoxy glue/binder in it.
So what's this strange clay good for? Many fun and creative endeavors, including making your own rhinestone jewelry or beads, decorating high heels, adding a little something to picture frames....and probably several others . I chose to make mini-gardens using glass beads and bezel settings!
Epoxy clay - comes in 2 parts. This is the pack I used from Fire Mountain Gems.
Also available at Michaels Craft Stores and many online bead/jewelry venues in small amounts.
A close-up of my Mini Rose Garden Pendant in red.
I'm thinking of and planning more uses for epoxy clay... If you are like me and want to test out these fun new products, then pick some up and try it! This is an easy one to use as you don't need any special tools - just the clay, whatever you want to embed, and whatever you want to decorate! You can use polymer clay tools with this, but I'm not sure if you have to worry about cross-contamination with polymer clay. This is a little stickier since an adhesive is involved. If you do use any tools, make sure you clean them well when you are done - the epoxy will make the clay stick very well to just about everything!
Mini Rose Garden Pendant - Coral Rose, Glass Leaves
Mini Flower Garden Pendant - in Blue and Yellow
Mini Garden Pendant - Leaves in Coral and Cream
I'm working on a variety of styles, with more coming soon....and I LOVE taking custom requests! I also love sharing knowledge and learning from others, so don't be shy with questions, either!