Monday, August 1, 2011

POLYMER CLAY MICRO-MOSAIC TESSERAE


If I hadn't written "polymer clay" in my post title, you would probably be thinking these are stained glass tessarae for mosaics! I've come up with this idea after a long time I'd been wanting to make micro-mosaic jewelry! Regular mosaic tiles are too large for small items such as jewelry, and micro-tiles are in ceramic and hard to find, plus they mostly come in pastel colors... As you know, I love strong color contrasts, so stained glass would be perfect, but it's really hard to cut such tiny pieces as I need!


So I thought about polymer clay! I rolled out thin sheets of polymer clay (my fingers were aching after all the mixing, kneading, conditioning and rolling! If you have a pasta-machine you can devote to your polymer clay work, that would make things easier at least with the rolling out in sheets), then after oven-hardening I just cut the sheets with regular scissors, making tiny pieces (again, lots of work!).



I'm very happy with the result and I can't wait to use my self-made micro-tesserae for my new projects!



11 comments:

Etsy Greek Street Team said...

What a great idea!

Yael said...

AHA! Yes, what a great idea Anna! We are curious and waiting!!! :-)

OnePerfectDay said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of work!
I'm sure you're going to make something spectacular with them.

Annuk said...

Thank you ladies!!! :)
Yes, it certainly was quite some work... :)

Maria - Heartshapedcreations said...

Wow Annoula! You did such an amazing job and they look so beautiful with all those vivid colors. I totaly feel your pain with the mixing, kneading and conditioning!!! :D

Pesky Cat Designs said...

What a great idea! I'm loving the blue bag of mosaic chips. The colors of a Greek Island. I can imagine what amazing necklaces or rings you will make from this. Can't wait to see!

Erika Price said...

Great idea - can't wait to see what you produce with them!

Annuk said...

Thank you for your great feedback, ladies!!!!! :)

Maraki: LOL! ;D I should add the pain with cutting the sheets into tiny pieces with scissors... ;D

Cat said...

I can't wait to see what you make with these little beauties...what great colours :-)

Hilde said...

Oh, fabulous colours, Anna :) You did such a great job. I can't wait to see what you will make of them :)

Annuk said...

Thank you for your interest, ladies! I'll certainly keep you updated! :)

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