So if you follow my blog, you know that I am fond of the Steampunk genre. What can I say, gears just make me giddy. I made this pendant in the Steampunk aesthetics, minus using the metallic look. I know, the purist would be upset, don't tell them though. I call this shrine pendant 'Ode to the Gear', a small way to honor the humble gear.
I used Create Along's Shrine cutter. For the clay I used Sculpey's Pumpkin (orange) and Sea Glass (greenish) Souffle clay and Makin's Clay Gears Texture Sheet and round cutters. Check out my tutorial below.
Condition the Pumpkin Souffle clay using the Pasta Machine. Roll out a sheet to the 2nd thickest setting. Press the Gear texture sheet onto the clay. This sheet has the negative and positive indentations.
Cut a hole about the size of the gear with Makin's Clay round cutters.
Roll out a sheet to the 2nd thickest setting of Sea Glass Souffle clay.
Place the Pumpkin Souffle sheet over the Sea Glass sheet and press down with a tile or roller. Ensure not to distort the gear shapes. This ensures a bond between both sheets.
Place the Shrine cutter over the center of the hole and cut out the shape.
Using liquid clay or other glue adhere the metal gear into the clay. Bake in the oven in accordance to the manufacturer's instructions on the package.
Give the pendant some surface treatment with Baroque Gilders Paste Wax or other paint.