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How to Make a Polymer Clay Collar Necklace | Molding and Baking Tips


Samantha Burroughs of JessamaDesign  is an Australian polymer clay jewelry designer and supplier. I featured her wonderful store before. I particularly love her unique polymer clay cutters especially the one she has to make a collar or bib necklace!  It is a great way to show off your canes!

Her tutorial on how to actually make the collar is full of tips.  What is so neat is how she uses a regular necklace display to help mold the collar so it will better fit a person.

She also demonstrates how to use a hot air gun to prebake the clay to make it a little stiffer.  This makes it possible to then bake it with some support in the oven. You cannot bake the plastic display!

She uses the display a second time when the necklace comes out of the oven. She adjusts the curve by molding the necklace while it is still hot!

She has a number of different styles of polymer clay collar cutters here.




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2 comments:

  1. That's an awesome tutorial! I've made a collar before and wasn't quite happy with it. Her forms are going to be perfect for making more. I also learned a ton of neat tips for polymer clay from her.

    Thank you so much for sharing this one Pearl.

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    1. Samantha does have some clever and fresh ideas!

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