Opalized Coral Fossil Pendants

by Jo Finn
(Pensacola, Florida)

Opalized Coral Fossil Pendants

Opalized Coral Fossil Pendants

What brand of clay did you use?

Sculpey Premo

What colors did you use? If you mixed them yourself you can include a color recipe here if you like.

Opal, Turquoise, pearl green (pearl white and dark green)and Translucent

What products did you use? e.g. Lisa Pavelka Crackle Texture Stamp, or Pearlex Antique Copper Mica Powder. (The more detail the better.)

Kato Liquid Polyclay Clear, Dura Clear Gloss

Any special tools that other polymer clayers may be interested in?

Graduated teardrop cutters

Tell us how it went. Was it fun? Easy? Hard? Did you struggle with anything?

It went well and I love how it turned out. Struggled with opal "fragments" sticking out when sanding and buffing so I used the liquid polyclay to get a smoother finish and baked again.

Do you have any tips for others trying this technique?

Thinner logs when making cane would have given a more realistic fossil look I think.

Do you have any ideas for variations on this technique?

Different shapes and color combinations

Anything else you would like to share with us?

I have been making beads for a few months. I previously had done glass ornaments sculpted with clay.

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Apr 09, 2019
Very Pretty
by: Nancy Couste'

Jo, I love your color choices and the beads are perfect with it. Very nice, professional work.

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