Here’s a fun project using an embossing folder that scrapbookers and mixed media artists use. The design is by Darice and it has 5 different birdcage designs. I loved the design and since it has birds, it fits the theme for this month’s YouTube Creative Arts Collaboration event. Go on YouTube and search for #pawgustart to see all the videos by the over 300 artists in the group.
In this project we’ll make a birdcage necklace using polymer clay. We’ll make bead dangles to enhance the design and basic jewelry making tools and materials. Right after the video is the tools/materials list. Hope you enjoy this project.
Embossing folder – Darice Birdcage
Drill or needle tool – drill bit size to fit jump rings
Polymer clay – just over half block of Sculpey Premo! silver or clay of your choice, just make sure it’s strong enough for jewelry
Paint – black
Sandpaper – 240 and 400 grit wet/dry
Beads – jet black briolette beads – large 8 ea, small 16 ea
Bead caps to fit briolette – 24 ea
Jump rings – 18 ea - 6mm (approx.); 8 ea – 3mm (approx.)
Head pins – 24 ea
Varathane or other gloss sealer – optional
Chain – 7” (approx.)
Clasp – toggle or other