Ebony And Ivory Clay Bracelet
A dainty silver channel cuff bracelet is the foundation for a project that is reminiscent of an elegant black and white onyx pin I had years ago. Polymer clay pieces cut at a diagonal make the design simple to create with sharp, crisp, black and white edges. I’ve included a template with the PDF download to make the cutting easy and accurate. Silver leaf rubbed onto black clay then impressed with a texture roller, creates the slightly crackled silver effect. Combined with the bracelet’s silver channel edges, the silver leaf looks like embossed metal giving the bracelet just the right amount of faux metallic bling. Want more clay bracelet ideas? See my book Hinged Clay Bracelets on Amazon.
Before you begin, condition all clay on the number three setting of the conditioning machine.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines. On my Sculpey machine the thickest setting is 1 and the thinnest is 9.
step 4 - Continue moving the clay to the left and cutting on the diagonal line. You will have 11 black and white pieces.
step 7 - Cut a strip from the embossed silver to match the gray template ( 3.75” x .50”). Place it on the gray template aligned with the left edge. Cut pieces from it as you did the black and white clay in step three and four. You will have 11 silver pieces.
step 14 - Lay the bracelet down on a ceramic tile in a 275-degree oven for 30 minutes. Allow it to cool completely before handling.
step 15 – With a small brush, apply a coat of floor polish to the clay.
When working with both black and white clay on the same project, extra precautions have to be taken to avoid getting specks of black on white and vice versa. Clean off blades, work surfaces and other tools when changing from one color to the other.
Look for small stray bits of silver leaf that can stick to raw clay unintentionally.
Clay Clay conditioning machine
Sculpey Bake & Bond
At Michaels Store
Craft Smart Silver leaf sheets
Premo Black & White clay (approximately 1 oz. each)
Sculpey texture roller
At Jan’s Jewelry Supplies
Printer and paper
Future Floor Polish