Polymer Clay Mokume Gane Earrings and Pendant Video

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Mokume Gane Polymer Clay Jewelry tutorialOk I admit, I’m addicted to Mokume Gane. It all started with that Rainbow Pen and those beautiful colors popping out at every layer. So I took it a step further with this video as I show you step by step how I created two different style of mokume gane pendant and earrings jewelry sets.

This video shows you a simple jewelry set with a focus on foundation, concept and technique. I plan to do another video soon on a more complex and ‘fancier’ jewelry set experimenting with the different effects of color, size, and shape to bring out the best in the polymer clay mokume gane technique.

Tools and supplies are listed below this video

(Click to watch this video on YouTube. For transcript click the closed captions CC icon at the bottom right of the video)

Tools and supplies to follow along:

How I created the curved black jewelry set mentioned in the video:

The final set shown in the video was created the same way using black, white, silver and pearl Premo polymer clay.

Black Mokume Gane Polymer Clay

I cut the mokume gane, and formed the earring/pendant shape in the manner described in the video.

Black Mokume Gane Polymer Clay round slicesBlack Mokume Gane Polymer Clay square slicesBlack Mokume Gane Polymer Clay square ready to cutBlack Mokume Gane Polymer Clay round earrings

Baking the Earrings/Pendant to get a Round Shape

I placed the earrings and pendant face down on a small piece of baking paper to prevent leaching. I then placed the baking paper on a small piece of white paper, rolled it into a tube and secured with oven-safe paperclips. I made sure the earrings were slightly curved and hadn’t turned in the tube.

Black Mokume Gane Polymer Clay wrapped side view Black Mokume Gane Polymer Clay wrapped

I baked it this way in my Deni Convection Oven and let it sit overnight to ensure it cooled at a curve. Finished products shown in the video.

Questions on this video/technique?

Let me know by leaving a comment below

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Comments

  1. Karen Hardison says

    I like this technique a lot and will be using it in my works. So far all the projects I have done have been kept. I do plan to do something for friends and this will be fun and pretty.
    Thanks for the tutorials.

    • MagicByLeah says

      You are very welcome Karen. I know what you mean by keeping your work. I have a hard time giving away what I create because I like it so much. Especially the sculptures 🙂

  2. Moira says

    thanks for the videos. I like the way you get to the point and include your thoughts on the process as you show how to do things. When I get more used to this technique I will post my creations to Facebook. I love your work, you are very inspirational!

    • MagicByLeah says

      Thank you for the kind words Moira. I look forward to seeing your mokume gane creations. Be warned though, it’s highly addicting

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