Friday, May 31, 2013

Coolest Clay Ever!

We have had so much fun this week playing with Environment Technologies Inc. and Nunn Design.  Today I played with the Jewelry Clay.  This has got to be the coolest clay I've ever played with!  I mean it, I LOVE this stuff!!  It's so easy, oh my gosh, I couldn't believe how easy it is.  My first project is a bezel I filled with a small amount of clay and then I inked up a butterfly in the Stampendous Charm Collection Perfectly Clear Stamps with Ranger Archival Ink in black and stamped it into the clay inside the bezel.  I then used a small brush and added a little Dreamweaver Metallic F/X Mica Powders in Kiwi and Sapphire over the inked butterfly and Moonstone around the butterfly.  This gave it a beautiful pearly glow that I love.  To keep it from looking so boxy, I added some Stampendous Crystal Micro Glitter on each side with some Zip Dry glue.  I added my jump ring and chain and it was just that simple!

My second project is a ring.  I had something else in mind when I started this project.  Funny how you can start with one thing in mind and then go in a totally different direction!  I used enough clay to have a decent dome on top.  Using a couple of the flowers from Hand of Friendship Perfectly Clear Stamps (found exclusively at Michaels Stores), I pressed the stamps into the clay leaving a fairly decent impression.  I set it aside and let it dry.  Once dry, I thought about how I was going to add color.  There's a variety of possibilities and originally I was going to paint it with acrylic paint.  Then I started wondering how my Copic markers would work and I gave them a try.  Try it, you'll like it!  And, I did!!  So, I colored it with my Copics and then lightly brushed a little distress ink in tea dye over the whole thing.  It gave it a little slightly aged look that I really like.

We hope you've enjoyed the inspiration this week as our team has been playing with the Resin Crafts Blog featuring EnviroTex Jewelry Resin from ETI and their brand new Jewelry Clay! We've had fun bringing you these terrific projects. Be sure to comment on all the blogs for the best chance to win these terrific products. Our prize package includes BOTH the clay and resin, plus a nice assortment of bezels from Nunn Designs, and, of course, some stamps and Essentials from Stampendous! One of the things we love best are the terrific videos that show you just what to expect from these products. Here's the EnviroTex Resin Video: [youtube] And this one shows you all the details on Jewelry Clay: [youtube] There are also downloadable .pdf's on the Environmental Technologies site, and the directions that come in each package are extremely complete and very helpful. We're creating crazy around here with this too fun resin and clay! You have until Sunday night to comment on the blogs below to be in the running for our prize packages! Here's who made some new inspiration for you today:

Resin Crafts Blog

Asia King

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Rhea Weigand

Suzanne Czosek

Tenia Nelson

Tobi Crawford

For more chances to win fun stuff, join us next week for another Blog Hop! (I don't know how we got three in a row either, but hey...more prizes!!) This time we're playing with Core'dinations, and May Arts Ribbon. You know paper and ribbon get us going every time, so don't miss a minute! (you really should just subscribe if you don't already... it's at the very top of the post) PLUS - remember this is the final week of May's Fabulous Floral's Challenge! Be sure to add your project to the linky tool in the right sidebar or on the May Challenge Page.

So that's it for me today.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!  Hope you have a wonderful day!



  1. Amazing how flexible the clay is! Thanks for sharing.

  2. What an amazing product!! I am definitely going to have to try this product out!

  3. WOW!! BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the ring design!! Such FUN colors!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing all of your projects this week were AMAZING!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  4. Stampa-fabu-licious Lea! Love your pieces :)

  5. Awesomesauce, girl!! Awesome projects!!

  6. Awesome projects. I am so going to have to try this clay.

  7. S T A M P E N D O U S ! ! ! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the butterfly necklace! I can't wait to give this a go for myself! Great idea to color the clay with Copics! They add a great POP to the ring! TFS!

  8. Great projects! Love all the texture on the ring, and the pendant is absolutely lovely!

  9. Gasp! That was with Copics??? Wow! I would NEVER have guessed! Seriously, it looks like some sort of enameling. I like the sweet little butterfly! I have never tried the Dreamweaver metallics before but after seeing how vibrant the kiwi and sapphire are, I must! This clay is really something, isn't it? Who knew before this week?! Thanks for these incredible projects!

  10. Great design with the butterfly and the ring is fabulous, such pretty colors!!!

  11. These are wonderful!!! Love how easy working with this product looks.

  12. This is just stunnnnnning!! Wow! And you didn't have to coat the ring with anything? It just turned out shiny with the Copics? I think I sense a class coming on with this beauty! Terrific job, Lea! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous projects with us!

  13. FAbulous--love the colors on the butterfly and on the ring.

  14. The sparkly butterfly is so pretty! I was so surprised to see how nice the copics worked on your ring. Great projects!

  15. Wow, the ring is awesome, I love the look of the copics pens!

  16. Sweet idea with the clay in the ring and the bright and happy flowers. Lovely pendant!


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