Faux is great!

I haven’t worked with bronze metal clay in some time…I just haven’t been “into” it!

But I recently ran out of the flower-shaped disks that I include in my “Bollywood Bling” Beaded Ruffle Cuff design. Then I had an idea…why not use Polymer clay to make the disks? It makes sense because Polymer clay will never tarnish and it’s smoother than metal so it won’t abrade beading thread. Metal clay shrinks while firing so the finished size is always iffy whereas Polymer clay remains the same size both raw and cured. Plus it’s less expensive so I’m able to sell the kit for less! I used Premo! Sculpey Gold #5303 and the finish on these disks is really phenomenal…so rich in color that I doubt Midas could tell the difference!  Win-win!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on January 5, 2018.

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