Monday, February 18, 2013

Clay Cameos

Take a look at this month's Wholeport project!

clay jewellery, DIY Cameo, Clay Silhouette, polymer clay jewellery

I've been playing around with polymer clay for awhile but have never tried making cameos...until now!

Here's what I ordered to get me started:

All of this for $30!
Here are some close-ups:

The molds have lots of detail and are really flexible,
making it easy to get the clay out of them.

This clay is way softer than anything I've ever
tried from Sculpey or Fimo.

Just as I thought, making cameo's with molds is easy, but you need to be prepared to take your time.

1) Start with a very small piece of clay.  This will fill the silhouette part of the piece.  Gently push it into the mold being very careful not to go outside of the design.  Don't put in too much or it will overflow into the background.

2) I didn't know I was getting the tools too, but I'm so glad I did.  They came in super handy when pushing the clay into the little tiny crevices.

3) Take another very small piece of clay in a contrasting colour.  Flatten it out and spread into the rest of the mold to create the background.

4) Roll across the back to even everything out.

5)Pop your pieces out and bake.  (This clay also says it can be boiled!)

Obviously I still need some practice~

Here are the other pieces I made with the other molds:

This was after they were baked.  You can see how well the clay keeps it's original colour.

Then I just glued the cameo to a metal cabochon frame and adhered to a ring finding and some lace for a bracelet.

You can find everything you need to make your own clay jewellery at

Did you know that Wholeport also has a FREE sample program?  Check it out!

*This is a sponsored post however all opinions are my own.  All supplies were provided free of charge however I did not receive any monetary compensation.


Ana Love Craft said...

Adorable!Nice work, Tamara!
Have a great week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Brenda said...

Those look super and like they could be quite a bit of much so that I could forget housework! Cameos never really go out of style do they? They are always so elegant even in today's fun colours.
Good for you.

Cheers from Oshawa, Ontario

Lisa said...

How fabulous! I have been chocolates out of cameo molds but never thought of clay - wow the possibilities! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi!

Unknown said...

These are great! Thank you for sharing at Your Whims Wednesday.



beautiful work!

Darlene said...

The cameos turned out beautiful! take care, Darlene

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Awesome these are just adorable, I've been looking at polymer clay thanks for the tips :)

Katie B. of said...

These are very clever and so cute! I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

Karen at said...

Pretty! I love the lace cuffs - so Victorian! Does the polymer clay hold up? I have worked with regular clay and it broke so easily :(

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

I"m brand new to clay so this is perfect for me. Thanks for linking up at my What We Wore, Read, and Made Wednesday Party :)

Unknown said...

I just made a bunch of clay flowers with some molds too! LOVE them.:)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!! I wanna do this! So nice!


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