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Thursday, 12 January 2017

TERRACOTTA JEWELRY MAKING

welcome back to my blog!!!



This time i am going to give you all a brief tutorial on how to make a terracotta jewelry. do you know that why i am crazy about materialised jewelry?

I usually collect different jewelery of shapes or colours or texture ,But the thing surprised me in this terracotta jewelry is we could make our own designs at almost least costs , which was important for budgeters.so I became more crazy about these jewels and started doing my own pendants and necklaces matched for my party or casual wear.

the next thing which drives my attention is the colouring . Yes, you can customize the chain colour, shape, size and almost the length. This made me to love these kind of jewelry, and at last i became a great fan of these kind of ornaments.And you know one thing I alone did about 160 sets of terraware ornaments as return gift for my kid ear piercing function.

you can see those party arrangements and those jewelery in this link

http://getfrommom.blogspot.in/2016/12/traditional-ear-piercing-function-with.html


Today, i am here to give you an elaborate tutorial on how to make your own terraware ornaments

1] The most initial thing you need is clay and its moisture. I usually filter out the clay through a sieve before mixing it with water and then mix more amount of water and again i filter out it. Finally I sun dried the clay mixture to get the perfect clay.


But my advice for beginners is to get clay from potter. they usually have the processed clay for making pots and plates. so get clay from them.

There were two type of clay
 I] Air dry clay ( these are type of clay ,you no need to burnt it but have to design it very quickly unless it becomes hard.)

Ii] natural clay, you have to burnt it.( You can work by taking little more time )


2] the next thing is you have to get NICHROME wire (a wire given inside the bulbs), why because this nichrome and not other metals means,this withstands the heat which is needed while burning the ornament. so get the NICHROME wire from online websites.

3] The next thing you need is impression tools,two methods in collecting this tools is

i]collect from stores as each impression tool may costs from 20 rs to 350rs

ii] search for impression tools in and around the home. you are blinking right???

here is my tutorial for how to collect the impression tools from home. This wonderful video will surely gives you an idea about selecting the impression tools.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMpxIHOA4n4&index=1&t=556s&list=PL4G_3jv79mTVwNatqtgHESehWrqlr_YvV

in the above video i have shown you a lot of tools among those the very different tool is pasta or papad used for creating impression.

4] So, we need to design a pendant means , first we have to choose a design right??

so here also you have two options

i] getting silicon moulds and moulding our pendants [this costs a little , market price for simple moulds ranges from 150-550 INR

ii] rough drawing our design in a paper and then doing that on clay


5] so we did our pendant in paper design. now draft the design on clay and insert a nichrome wire on to the pendant

6]let it to sun dry for 2 days and then bake it in oven at 300*c for 1 hour or until the pendant becomes black

7] paint the pendant matched to your dress and enjoy wearing.


PLEASE SEE THIS FOLLOWING VIDEO FOR IDEA





THANKS

suje bala

keep crafting!!!!!