We had a lot of fun trying out the different patterns and experimenting with different colors. Helen Breil gives a good basic tutorial and tips on coloring on her website here.
I really love using the texture sheets by Helen Breil and decided to give her new silkscreens a try. As soon as I opened the package and handled them, I could tell they were a much higher quality from the ones that were in the Sculpey kit. We made a few buttons to start. These are both curved into a concave shape.
We then decided to make some of the prints into snaps for our Snap Decisions interchangeable jewelry. These ones were made with silver paint and then mica powdered. The buttons above were left smooth where the ones below were textured so gave a more muted softer look which reminded me of a silk fabric.
Here are some of the snaps in a few pieces of snap base findings. I love how they can be interchanged and worn so many ways. We have these and many more styles to choose from in our online shop.
|"Snaps" worn as a Ring, Necklace or Hair Barrette|
The single and double loop snap links (#6 & #7 above) have turned out quite popular so we will have them available in bulk when our order arrives. They work great for making your own bracelets or as earrings:
These starter kits are at a reduced cost and a great way to sample some of the findings or if you would just like to create some interchangeable jewelry for yourself or as gifts. We created them to go along with my latest tutorial: Interchangeable Jewelry Pieces from Polymer Clay ... in a Snap!!!
And there is still time for a chance to win (out of 3) our part 2 tutorial. You can read all about it on a previous blog post here.