Polymer clay is a great material because you can use it to cover glass or metal.
As I didn't have a candle holder ready at hand, I thought it would be fab if I make one myself!
If you work with polymer clay, then I guess you have everything needed for this DIY.
* A small glass jar
* White polymer clay
* 2 other colors of polymer clay
* A metal leaf
* Rigid and flexible blades
* A cutter
* Liquid polymer clay
Take the white polymer clay and condition it well, then slip it through a pasta machine. Do the same with the other color – I chose yellow, but slip this through a narrower opening on the machine. Cut both into squares, first the white, next the yellow and put the metal leaf on top.
Repeat this step with the other color – in my case – the green polymer clay.
Now you have “a roll” that you have to cut in half and join those two halves one on top of the other. Cut the roll vertically to get strips. Use the strips to cover the jar.
The other variant is the Mokume Gane technique.
Using a flexi knife and the cutter, cut the roll but do not separate the cut parts.
Cut the roll horizontally.
Optionally you can use small different shape (cookie) cutters to make shapes through which you can see the candle light.
When the jar is all covered up, bake it at 100⁰C for about 30 minutes.
Tip: If the polymer clay is still hard and it is difficult to cover the jar, apply a little liquid polymer clay onto the jar before you apply the polymer clay.
Tutorial made by Classy CLay Jewelry. Visit her shop for OOAK jewelry.