Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Faux Amber

Don'tcha love amber?  I do.  Don'tcha hate how expensive it is?  I do.  :D  So,  wonderful polymer clay lends itself to faux stones.  I was experimenting with the relatively new Pardo translucent clay and this is what I came up with.  What do you think??

10 comments:

Norma's Clay said...

Really stunning! Bravo!

Jodie said...

The Pardo Clay really shines up well! Did you sand & buff these beauties???? I look forward to seeing the final creations with these beads!

Melobeau said...

WHOA, Never seen any kidney stones that look like that. Seriously GORGEOUS and realistic! I specially like the mango. Can't what to see what you do with them.

surfingcat said...

looks great!

MoeArt said...

Thanks, Norma! In a bit I am going to attempt to make that lovely aged yellowish amber. I'm glad you came to visit my blog! :D

MoeArt said...

I did, Jodie. I sanded from 600 to 800 to 1000 grit then buffed with my Dremel. They did come out nice and glassy, didn't they? I was soooo happy! :D

MoeArt said...

Anita! I have NOOO idea what to do with them. I think I will just wait for inspiration to strike. :D Maybe I will make some more faux turquoise. That ought to look great! What do you think??

MoeArt said...

Thanks, Surfingcat! I'm glad you stopped by my blog! :)

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

So gorgeous Moe! Looks like Pardo is perfect for making Faux Amber. Love the shine is has as well!

MoeArt said...

Thanks Cindy! I used this dark amber with some cheapy "turquoise" my friend got at a swap meet. It came out great and now the mystery turquoise doesn't look quite so....unreal. :) I actually think it might be dyed howlite but I'm not sure. Anyway, this bronzy color looks great with the turquoise color. :)