Why would anyone want to make a faux gemstone from polymer clay when one can buy the real thing?  Well, for a start, polymer is very light compared to the genuine article so that is an advantage for some.  The other thing is the sheer challenge!  Check out Gloria's tutorial for a faux jasper pendant over on Domestic Diva Online. It is neat for a number of reasons.

Gloria used the basic technique from Marie Segal with some modifications.  She used transparent polymer clay and alcohol inks to get the gemstone effects. The polishing at the end really brings a shine to the project.

I also loved how she intergrated curved wire pieces into the design!

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