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Fig and Clay

About this design:

Trying a little clay with my granddaughter. I wanted something organic looking. Used white polymer clay, a baby fig leaf, pastels, alcohol ink and pearl X. Finished with glaze. The 2nd pic is Izzy’s contribution. You can guess what the purple and white swirl is and it’s not ice cream. First word is 🦄- oh to be 12 again ! I love trying new things.


I used white polymer clay, pastels, a fig leaf (I made others with different leaves), alcohol ink, Pearl X and sculpture glaze. Also used Czech glass beads and copper findings.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Robin – I Really love your polymer clay focals. The colors are great. How big are the focals? I used to have a fig tree and the leaves were huge.

    Love Izzy’s little birdie also- so cute and well done – think I’ll pretend it’s ice cream.

    Beautiful work.

  2. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    The fig pendant is 2 1/2 inches long and 1 3/4 inches wide. The purple and green leaf is from purple basil in my herb garden – it’s 2 3/4 inches long and 1 3/4 inches wide. My fig tree also has very large leaves. This baby leaf was just coming out. I did both of the necklaces in a chunky look. The round beads are 12mm. These were fun to do. I got the clay because unique beads are so expensive. You can dip your pieces in polyurethane or use renaissance wax to achieve different looks

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks Robin. I thought it must be a chunky necklace.
    The colors are amazing. It must be fun to wear. I love the trifoil raised areas on the pendant. Polyurethane sounds like a great way to protect the pieces.

  4. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I love all of the pieces you show. Wonderful colors.

  5. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    I always forget about polymer clay! These are wonderful! Your granddaughter’s pieces are so cute!

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Playing with clay with your granddaughter sounds like so much fun for both of you. The pendants are really neat. Love what you made with them. Izzy’s little bird is so cute. I bet she got a big kick out of the “ice cream”. Kids are the best!

  7. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Thx ladies for all the great comments. I would like to be able to birds. I love birds in jewelry.

  8. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Robin, your clay pieces are amazing! I love the texture & color of them. I really like the texture you added underneath the impression of the leaves–adds another dimension to the focals. I like the bird you added to the green necklace….and yes, I also love birds in jewelry! Awesome work! :)

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