Intro: DIY Turquoise Inspired Jewelry
Hello! My name is Lindsay and you can find me over at Delighted Momma. I LOVE real turquoise jewelry but it can be so expensive! I am going to show you how you can recreate the turquoise look with polymer clay.
Step 1: What You Will Need
- Polymer clay. I mixed the two colors above to give it a little bit more of a greenish blue tone.
- Black or brown acrylic paint
- A hand sander
- Old tupperware for mixing
- Gloves. Unless you want sand and acrylic paint embedded in your fingers.
Step 2: Prepare the Clay
I mixed the two colors shown in the previous picture together to get a more turquoise shade.
Step 3: Blending Everything Together
Place sand and a few drops of paint in the bowl. Mix everything together and really work the sand and paint into the clay. Its going to look like a big ole mess but trust me it comes together. Decide on the shape you would like to make and mold it.
If you plan on making your piece into a pendant, poke a hole through it with a toothpick.
Bake for 20 min at 270 degrees.
If you are like me you might be asking yourself.."Isn't acrylic paint flammable?!!" After a quick google search I discovered it's not. I wasn't convinced so I had baking soda and a pot ready to go just in case. I learned this is how you put out an oven fire. Good to know.
Step 4: Sand Your Finished Piece
Using the sander, sand away until you start to see the black veins pop through.
Step 5: All Sanded and Ready to Wear!
I covered it with a layer of Mod Podge to give it a more finished look. You could also use clear nail polish or leave it as it.