Zentangle Drop Pendant
Designed by Lucy Reese
Hello everyone! Since its summer, I thought what a great opportunity to break out the Makin's Clay® Neon pack and being that Zentangling is so popular right now, why not combine the two? If you have seen my previous work on the blog, I'm sure you can tell by now that I absolutely love using Makin's Clay® for pendants. Due to it being lightweight and durable it's a great material to use in jewelry making. Enough talking, lets get to "Makin's" this pendant...see what I did there?😉
Makin's® Clay Roller
Makin's Professional® Cutting Mat
Makin's Clay® Water Drop Cutters
Makin's Clay® - Black, Neon Yellow
Lisa Pavelka Texture Stamp- Cloodlettes
Dylusions Paint- Black
Judikins- Diamond Glaze™
Sharpie Fine Point- Black
Begin by taking the your clay from its package. Take what you need and remember to put the rest in a Ziplock with a wet paper towel or baby wipe so that its stays fresh and ready to use. Now, take your neon yellow clay and roll it out to the desired thickness. You can see that I did end up picking up some other colors that were left on my mat, which didn't bother me. But, you can prevent it by making sure your work surface is clean.
Using the Dylusions Paint in Black Marble ink up the Cloodlettes texture stamp by Lisa Pavelka and stamp onto the clay.
Your clay should now look something like this. If your image has some skipping in it, no worries, we can fix that later.
Take out the Makin's Clay® Water Drop Cutters. Being that they come graduated, you want the 2nd to largest one. Place the cutter lightly on top of your clay and with firm even pressure press down and pull it out. If your clay is still inside the cutter, you can use a tool to push it out..careful not to distort or leave tools dents. (Tip: If you lace plastic wrap over the clay before you use the cutters, then simply lift the plastic wrap, the shape comes free and eliminates the issue of removing it from the cutter.)
To make the base, roll out the Black Makin's Clay® to desired thickness and lay one of the neon cutouts on top and repeat the cut with the largest water drop cutter.
We are now at the touch-up part of the project. This is where we can grab our black fine liner Sharpie and fill in the parts of your image that had skipped during the stamping step. After your finished, take the Helmars and glue your focal to the base. Let the piece dry completely before proceeding to the next step.
For a beautiful shiny finish, use Judikins™ Diamond Glaze™ and let dry. To complete this project glue on a bail..and your ready to add to a necklace of your choice!
I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did. If you would like to see more of my projects visit my blog at tecniquefreak.wordpress.com.