Faux Jasper Polymer Clay Saber Tooth Necklace

polymer clay faux jasper torpedo beads
polymer clay faux jasper torpedo beads

In this tutorial I'll show you how to make Mokume Gane using Faber Castell's Gelatos. I've been experimenting with them for a while and they're great fun to play around with.

We'll turn the Mokume Gane into faux jasper polymer clay cabochons and torpedo beads and we'll make a Saber Tooth necklace with them.


You will need the following supplies:

  • Gelato pens (I’m using blood orange and banana)
  • A tissue blade
  • A pasta machine
  • An acrylic roller
  • Gilders paste (I’m using Inca gold)
  • Translucent and white polymer clay (I’m using Premo)
  • An oven
  • Wet/dry Sandpaper or Polishing papers
  • A pin drill
  • Renaissance wax
  • Leather cord
  • Bone beads
  • Antique copper charlotte crimps, crimps, jumprings and clasp
  • Flat nose, round nose and wire cutting pliers


How to Make Faux Jasper Polymer Clay Cabochons and a Saber Tooth Necklace Step by Step

Faux Jasper Polymer Clay Mokume Gane
  • To start with, you will need a strip of translucent Premo polymer clay rolled out on the second thinnest setting of your pasta machine.
  • Rub your chosen Gelatos one at a time, in a random graffiti like pattern, over the strip of translucent clay. Make sure you get cross over of the colors.
  • Accent the sheet with a few rubbings of Inca Gold gilders paste.
  • Cut the strip in half and lay one half over the other, pressing down to eliminate air bubbles.
  • Cut in half again and stack. Repeat.
  • Distort the stack using your fingertips. Turn it over and repeat. See the video for details.
  • Push the stack back together.
  • Cut the stack into slices.
  • Run each slice through the third thinnest setting on the pasta machine and then through the second thinnest setting.
Second Mokume Gane
  • Smear your translucent clay strip with gelatos as before, but this time add quite a bit more Inca Gold gilders paste.
  • Roll your strip up in a jellyroll.
  • Squish into a log.
  • Condense into a slab shape.
  • Distort using your fingertips as before, and push back together.
  • Cut into slices.
  • Run each slice through the third thinnest setting on the pasta machine and then through the second thinnest setting.
The Cabochons
  • Roll out a sheet of Premo white clay on the thickest setting of your machine and stack it so that you have a sheet twice the thickness of the thickest setting.
  • Lay a Mokume Gane slice on the white clay.
  • Trim around it, round off the edges and mold into shape to create a cabochon. See the video for the process.
  • Smooth out any fingerprints before baking.
  • Repeat with the rest of the Mokume Gane slices.
  • Bake your cabochons for a full hour at Premo's recommended temperature.
The Torpedo Beads
  • Roll a small piece of Premo white clay into a log.
  • Wrap a Mokume Gane slice around it.
  • Trim off excess at the seam and fold over the ends.
  • Roll in your hands to smooth out the seams.
  • Create a point at each end to make a torpedo shape.
  • Smooth off fingerprints.
  • Bake your torpedo beads for a full hour at Premo's recommended temperature.
Sanding and Finishing
  • Once cool, sand your beads and cabochons to a high shine using wet/dry sandpaper or polishing papers, starting from the lowest grit to the highest. I start from 400 all the way up to 8000. Alternatively, you can use the Polyfast sanding tool starting from the 500 grit to the 8000 grit.
  • Drill holes through each torpedo bead using a pin or push drill.
  • Add a light layer of Renaissance Wax using a soft cloth. Give them a good buff.
Making the Saber Tooth Necklace
  • String one end of your leather cord with a charlotte crimp and a crimp. Add a jumpring and a clasp. See the video for details.
  • String your pendants on the leather. I am alternating mine with small bone beads, but you can add any spacers.
  • Finish off the other end of the leather cord in the same way as you did the first end.
And that's how to make faux Jasper polymer clay cabochons and torpedo beads! I hope you enjoyed that tutorial.


Faux Jasper Polymer Clay Saber Tooth Necklace

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