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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