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Мастер-класс ✿ Кулон “Кружевная лава” ✿ Tutorial ✿ Pendant “Lava lace” ENG SUB


Hello! I’m Karina Formanova. Welcome to Evrazhka Studio. In this video I will show you one interesting technique, which I jokingly called “stickjaw”. Why is it so — you will learn later. This technique has many applications, there will be a several tutorials in future. Today we will make this pendant that remind me of hardened lava. I will leave full list of all necessary materials and tools in the description below. Start to work. Form a pendant base of scrap clay. You can make any shape, with a hole, like I made, or not. Smooth edges and make lines crisp and neat. This will affect the final shape of the pendant. Bake for 20 minutes. While the base is baking, roll out a black clay layer at a small thickness. Use quite soft and stretchable clay. I use small cutters for this technique. These are tips for wires. I bought it in a shop of electronic components. Cut a lot of holes from the layer, starting with the largest. Cut it out close to each other, but always leave the baffle width of about 1 mm. If you make it too close to each other, then the barrier will break, and if you make it too far, you will get ugly result. You need to find a middle ground. And I recommend to remove the excess clay immediately, or then it may stick again and it will be harder to pull out. Regularly clean cutters in the process, otherwise it start to cut badly and leave rough edges. Small cutters are easy to clean with a pin. At the end make small holes with a thick needle. Remove the layer from the surface gently and begin to stretch it slowly. I like to stretch it about a punch — this is a special tool for metal processing. But you can use any spherical surface or just stretch it in your hands. Watch out for partitions – it should not be torn. Now you can play with the shape and size of holes, stretching the layer in one direction or another. Remove all rags and bumps with a knife, if it appeared. Roll out a thin layer from black clay, it should be a little more than the base of the pendant. Cover it with a metal leaf. Slightly stretch it in your hands to make small cracks. Grease the cooled base with gel and wrap it with this layer. Bend edges gently and cut excess clay. Pressed the seam in the middle of the pendant with a large dot, pulling the clay. Then gently bend edges. If a blank still emerge, glue a piece of clay with the metal leaf. Put the layer with holes to the pendant. Add more holes, if it is not enough. Wrap pendant with this layer and cut away excess clay. In my opinion, it already looks nice. Bake the pendant for 15-20 minutes. I pre mixed Fimo gel with an alcohol ink. Leave colored gel at least for an hour, but better overnight. Just mixed gel can bubble during baking and ruin all the work. Also I recommend to bake test samples, since the ink with gel can change the color after baking. Now begin to fill cells with gel. It’s best to make with small dot. Firstly fill cells located in horizontal plane. You can also fill little cells in the center of the pendant. Then we have two options: bake the pendant usual way for 3 minutes or use a heat gun. I use a heat gun. We need gel to harden and not to drain. It is very easy to catch this moment — the surface of gel will become opaque. It takes somewhere between 20 and 30 seconds. Wait for the pendant to cool a bit and fill cells on the side. Gel becomes very fluid when heated in the first seconds and may drain. To avoid this, put a sheet of paper folded several times under the pendant. So desired cells are in a horizontal plane and gel will not flow down. It should be placed in an oven the same way. That is why I do not recommend to fill all cells together and put in an oven. Gel on sides can just drain out. Note: if the surface of the pendant will be too hot, gel will harden before you spread it on the cell. So be careful! Some cells can be filled with just transparent gel. When you fill all cells, bake the pendant for 15 minutes as usual. Grease the back side of the cooled pendant with gel and glue a layer of black clay. Cut clay along the contour and cut off edges at an angle. Make an imprint with a texture sheet. rim edges and smooth the joint. Apply golden powder on the protruding part with your finger. Roll out a small piece of black clay and cut a rectangle. Wrap it around a stem, cut away excess clay and smooth the joint. Trim edges. Apply gel on the pendant and press the cylinder by the joint down. Bake for 30 minutes. Cover the back side of the pendant with matte varnish to protect powder coating from damage. Wait till it dry and cover all cells with glossy varnish. It will protect the gel surface from the dirt and give it transparency. I suggest to varnish cells only without affecting black clay. So it will be an interesting contrast between gloss cells and matte black clay. Wait for varnish to dry and hang the pendant on a suitable chain. Our pendant is ready! There is a big scope for experimentation with this technique. You can play with size and shape of cells, color of clay and a metal leaf. You can paint all cells in one color or, conversely, add a few contrasting colors. The main thing is do not be afraid to experiment! I hope you like this technique! I share my personal experience and achievements with you, and I hope that you will respect this. You can use my tutorials to create your own jewelry. You can also create your own tutorials. And I will be very grateful if you mention me as the mastermind and author of this technique. If you want to see my videos more often, support my channel on Patreon. I told about it more detailed in the video at this link. Also all links are in description below. If you have any questions, please write them in the comments. Also don’t forget to subscribe to the channel, so you will find more interesting videos. Well, that’s it for today. Thank you all for watching and bye!

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