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Domino Style Polymer Pendant

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You don't have to buy dominoes to have the same style pendant. All you need is polymer clay, a domino style graphic, and your imagination.
 
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Step 1: Where do I start?

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You need polymer clay, a printed graphic, Lisa Pavelka Magic-Glos ®, glue, Craft wire or bail, Triple Gloss or other finish.

Select and mix your desired polymer clay color.

In my example I tried to come close to the color of the beads I was using in my necklace.

Blending polymer is a trial and error process for me. If you are making a pendant that will just be strung on cord, you can mix the polymer to whatever color you wish.

You should print out a 1x2 domino size graphic. I print mine on gloss photo paper. You must make sure the ink is dry and water resistant before you cover it with any gloss. If your ink is not water resistant, you can use public laser printers to print out your graphic designs or spray your printout lightly with a sealant.

Graphic designs can be designed by you or purchased over the internet. Nature’s Sol does sell digital graphic downloads.

Step 2: Size up your clay.

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Place your graphic on the clay which has been folded and is the desired thickness.

Do not press the graphic into the clay. Just simply lay it on the clay.

Step 3: Shape the domino.

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Gently cut the clay around the graphic. Leave a little extra border around that you can remove later. I do this so that the gloss “seals” the graphic to the clay.

Cure the polymer. I sand the edges when the gloss step is complete to the finished size I desire.

Step 4: Prepare tile for gloss.

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Glue the graphic image centered on the baked polymer tile.

Tape around the outer edge of the polymer tile. I do this so that the gloss does not run off the edges of the tile.

I use scotch tape. You can use any tape which is easy to remove when done.
jlyvers7431 year ago
beautiful! Thank you.
jlyvers7431 year ago
This is a very clear instructable, thank you for posting. Do you think that an acrylic spray sealer would work?
Yes, that would be great to seal the ink jet pigment. I'm hoping to do an instructable using the new "water slide" decals. I'm also doing to use epoxy as a finish which I think is going to look much better. Stay tuned and thanks for your comment.
Mauigerbil1 year ago
Chips! In your nail polish! Get a new makeover, gurl!!
Actually I was going to photoshop them in - horrible. I just can't keep fingernails or polish it seems lately ☺
Yeah, same here I guess..
great post and very beautiful necklace <3
you are wonderful and i really like this ~
i really like it it is so cool
GoldieLoxs1 year ago
Very different, I like it!
Woww, it's beautiful! :)
This is fantastic! Love the way you used the tape to contain the gloss. :D