Friday, June 22, 2012

Making a Pendant Setting

Currently, I'm working on designing some pendant settings, to use with small cabochons. I'm making my own molds with Premo clay, by impressing found objects, then cutting them out with metal shape cutters. I used a mix of Premo metallic clays to make the pendant setting above. After I baked it I applied some Burnt Umber to give it an antique look. A few dabs of Treasure Gold added the highlights.
Now, I'm trying to decide what color cabochons to make as the insert. Here is a Turquiose, Metallic Tan, & White abstract cab. Whatever cabochon I use, I'll put a thick coat of resin on it to give it a fabulous shine.

Silver clay with black accents, cabochon added