This all starts with Bronze or Black Clay which is cut into a rectangle then a small spirit hole cut out The design is hand carved into the raw clay. The 3 sections are colored with Pearl-ex powder colors depending on the final effect I am looking for.
This pendant is then cured for 30-40 minutes. Once cooled down the layering of tinted liquid polymer clay begins. I add 4-5 layers, each layer cured with a heat gun.
The final piece is cured in the oven one more time. Then this piece is sanded through 9 grades of sandpaper, buffed and a finished with renaissance wax. If you cure liquid clay at a higher temperature you will get a nice shiny finish. I still like the softer glossy look of sanding and buffing. A little extra time but a nice effect.
More colors coming in May.