You know how I trawl the internet looking for innovative jewelry making ideas to inspire us. Occasionally I come across absolute gems using unusual components like this tutorial by the Domestic Diva Online. Gloria Uhler shows how you can use small hardware hinges for a polymer clay bracelet. The lovely articulated bracelet is finished with a tab clasp.
The clay pieces are laid on the hinge brackets. I like how she covered up the hinge holes at the back with round polymer clay pieces. The alternative way as she mentioned at the end is to insert the hinge brackets into thicker pieces of clay.
There are also other tips for beginner polymer clay artists like how to use plastic wrap to get smooth cuts.
Also consider using resin clay for this project. No baking needed!
Before You Go:
- Hardware Necklace Tutorials to Inspire
- More Hardware Store Inspired Jewelry Tutorials
- Bracelet Tutorials with Hardware Clasps
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