Today was the first time in over a year that I had the house all to myself. It felt a little quiet and lonely, but perfect for crafting and just catching up on house work. I also managed to put together a tutorial of a little project I did over the weekend.
me some beautiful silver and turquoise jewelry.
Mexico is well known for its turquoise and silver, but as usual, you have to be careful of impostor jewelry.
There are various ways to tell real turquoise from fake, but as technology advances so does the ability for manufacturers to make very realistic looking turquoise. If you are looking to purchase some turquoise, you can find some very useful tips here.
But if you’re okay with just the ‘look’, I hope you are going to love this very easy tutorial.
– Regular Turquoise: 2 parts turquoise + 1 part white +1 part ultra marine
– Pale Turquoise: 1 part turquoise + 1 part cobalt + 3 parts white
2. Knead together to make desired shade of turquoise; roll into a ball and place in the
The bracelet is the real thing and the ring is the brand new faux piece. Notice that I took photos prior to the clay being cured and therefore, it does not have a lot of sheen. Once it’s cooked you can polish polymer clay to give it a beautiful luster.
I love the way it turned out. Turquoise is such a versatile gem that goes with almost everything.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. On the next post, I’ll show you some of the other polymer clay creations I made over the weekend.
See you soon.
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