Faux Turquoise Jewelry by Lisa Haney
Eye Pins (Three 3.4”)
Jewelry Findings (Jump Rings, Necklace Wire, Earring Wires)
JudiKins Diamond Glaze™
Use the pliers to bend the eye pins so when they are inserted into the clay they will not have to be pulled back out and glued. The clay will cure around the bends keeping the eye pins from pulling out later.
Mix equal parts blue, white and yellow Makin’s Clay® to make turquoise clay.
Shape the clay into a fat log.
Create a sheet of black clay by running it through the Ultimate starting with the largest setting - #1. Move the setting of the clay machine up one setting at a time until the clay has been run through the #8 setting.
Trim the black clay sheet then wrap the log with the sheet cutting the ends to meet.
Stretch the log so that it will fit into the barrel of the Makin’s Clay® Extruder. Cut off any clay that does not fit.
Use the largest round disc (#20) and extrude a rope of clay. Insert any leftover clay from the stretched log that was cut off in the previous step and extrude it also.
Put the ropes of clay into a dedicated food processor and grind it into small pieces.
Combine some of the pieces into stones for a pair of earrings and a pendant. Insert the eye pins into the stones.
Use the jewelry findings to complete a pair of earrings and a necklace. You can leave the turquoise stones with a matte finish or paint them with JudiKins Diamond Glaze™ to give them a shine as if they have been polished.