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Leather?


About this design:

So I found this really cool technique to make polymer clay look like leather! It is soooo much fun! I was quite pleased with the results. The two biggest ones are extremely flexible so they would make awesome cuff bracelets! The smallest one is a regular bracelet bar. What do you think? Does it look like leather?

Components:

polymer clay, acrylic paint

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Lovr Love Love and yes they do look like leather. I want to know how to.do that.

  2. fresh rocks
    fresh rocks says:

    You nailed this! Love them, I will take mine with a tree design please :)

  3. fresh rocks
    fresh rocks says:

    I am back..lol, I just have to say they remind me also of the leather and sticks we used in the 70′s to keep our hair up and styling :)

  4. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Very cool! They do look like leather-my maternal grandfather was a leatherworker, I have fond memories of helping him as a child, and these remind me of that! Very unique idea, and you executed it beautifully! What brand of clay did you use, If you don’t mind me asking?

  5. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    When I saw these, I got the same impression as @Carolynd16 – the leather hair bands! OMG, haven’t thought about those in ages.

    So, yes, it’s true, these look like leather!

  6. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    WOW, how did you do that!

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. They are absolutely fabulous!! I ADORE the dandelions! I never would have guessed these weren’t leather.

  8. SweetBirchDesigns-Jess
    SweetBirchDesigns-Jess says:

    Hey everybody! Thanks for all your wonderful comments! :D
    Deb: Here is the tutorial I used: http://www.polymerclayweb.com/.....rTags.aspx Have fun! :D

    Carolynd16: Yes, now that I look at them, they remind me of those too! LOL Now I am gonna have to make one with a tree on it! ;)

    Sonja J: I bet that was a lot of fun when you were younger! Glad to have helped bring back some fond memories! :D I prefer to use Premo Sculpey for the majority of things that I make…it is more flexible and I find easier to work with. I think it holds it’s shape better too! :)

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous, It does look like a leather, we must be dreaming of the same ideas I did a couple of bells and beads and beads just by mixing different paints and finishes, have to check your link to see if I missed something. BTW love the PC rivets on the second one :D

  10. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    You are talented! YES, it does look like leather – great job; beautiful work.

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fantastic!!! I thought of those hair barrettes, too!!! I had a collection of them and the sticks. :)

  12. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This is a really unique look for PC. I love it! Thanks for the link, I’ll definitely check it out. But your pieces are soooo cool!

  13. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    OMG, oh WOW!! Yes they do look like leather… but you heard that already! And the photos are just incredible!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Yep, ditto…..put me in the WOW! club too! :-D

  15. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I will join the club too! Beautiful, Jess!

  16. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Love these. They are incredible.

  17. SweetBirchDesigns-Jess
    SweetBirchDesigns-Jess says:

    Thanks so much everyone! You guys are great! :D

  18. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    Looks like leather. :)

  19. SweetBirchDesigns-Jess
    SweetBirchDesigns-Jess says:

    Thanks Jmc! :D

  20. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    very cool and yes it does look like leather :) .

    I checked out the link above and there is so much info on the site. thank you !

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