for Jewelry Making
for Jewelry Making
Crystal Clay™ comes in a variety of colors! The colors tend to be true to the color on the packaging. The only exception to this is the metallics. Mica powder or metallic eye shadow really needs to be mixed into the clay or brushed over the top to get a true metallic finish. A fine glitter can also be mixed into the clay to get that metallic luster.
To use the Crystal Clay™, take equal parts of the resin/clay (Part A) and the hardener (Part B), and mix them together. Just smash it between your fingers over and over again, and roll the two parts around until they are thoroughly mixed. Since the hardener is a gray color, you can see when the two components are completely mixed.
Once you have mixed the two parts, you have about 60 minutes to complete your project. Just make the clay into any shape and use a beeswax stick or rhinestone picker to pick up and push the rhinestones into the clay. You can also add pieces of metal, beads, or most any other embellishment. If you are working on a large project, you can mix the clay a little at a time and add to your project at both the wet or dry stage. A damp finger can be used to smooth the clay between additions. For most projects, clay will be fully cured after about 24 hours.
Be sure to keep both parts of the clay covered in plastic when you are not using them. It is especially important to keep the hardener in a baggie or air-tight container at all times.
Crystal Clay™ has endless possibilities. You can make brooches, rings, necklaces, beads, charms, sculptures, stones, and drawer pulls, cover compacts, phone cases, heels of shoes, and much more. Below you will find some images of a few projects using Crystal Clay™.
Note* about the only thing you do not want to cover is something that needs to bend, such as the sides of an adjustable ring band, etc.