Earrings · Jewelry

Crackled Earrings

I finally used a couple of lentil-shaped hollow beads from the bunch of items that I'd created almost a year ago using crackled veneer. And what a charming pair of earrings they make! For these earrings, I tied strips from two different fabrics to a large jump ring that I passed through the top of… Continue reading Crackled Earrings

Cabochons · Jewelry

Finishing and Machines – DIY Sanding Drum

Encouraged by the success of my DIY buffing wheel, I've now made a DIY sanding drum, with sanding attachments! Okay, it's not exactly a drum proper, but it gets the sanding done. And that's what matters, right? At first, I tried to find stuff that could substitute as drums on drill bits, but without much… Continue reading Finishing and Machines – DIY Sanding Drum

Cabochons · Jewelry

Crackled Effect Cabochon (or DIY Buffing Wheel Results Part 2)

The gloss! Woah, the incredible gloss! I can almost see my reflection in here. 😛 You can't tell (or maybe you can), but I'm dancing a little jig right now. My DIY buffing wheel is definitely a superstar, isn't it? One of the items I'd made from the crackled effect veneer is this hollow cabochon,… Continue reading Crackled Effect Cabochon (or DIY Buffing Wheel Results Part 2)

Miscellaneous

Crackled Effect

There are many methods to achieve a crackled effect on clay. This time, I used one of those veneers that I said started to tear when I tried to peel it off the enclosing plastic sheet. I first dried out the sheet by placing it (tears and all) between two sheets of blank ordinary paper.… Continue reading Crackled Effect