In the run up to events.......I often play with crystal clay! I love working with the medium and I spend a lot of the year sourcing supplies - usually destashes, bead fairs or vintage shops. The medium has a work time of 90 minutes - and if well organised can work with a full 25g block in that time. Working with small quantities is easier initially - a sheet of paper provides the best work surface. Using gloves - equal parts of A and B are worked together - until the resin is fully mixed in.
Roll into small balls that suit the size and shape of the blank used e.g. create a flattened square if using a blank with corners. Although guidance suggests that it is possible to remove epoxy resin from finding in work time - in reality not the case - residual is left behind. Although I've had requests for brooches - limited suitable findings - and what I have tried is more difficult to work with. Findings designed for use with crystals are good for setting clay into - button blanks, clasps & earring findings. Chatons and charms are placed and pressed into the clay using a wax coated stick. Reshape and leave to set for 48 hours.
|Charms & Chatons|
|Vintage Navettes & Tiles|
|Gold Crystal Clay|
|Silver Crystal Clay|