December Creative Play Day 28: Polymer Clay Stained Glass Pendant by Candace Jedrowicz

December Creative Play Day 28 - Stained Glass Pendant by Candace Jedrowicz

The Cool2Craft Creative Play theme for December is “Give Yourself a Gift.” You give to everyone else during the holidays and all year long. Time to give yourself a treat! Make something, go somewhere, do something that’s just for you and photograph it! Then share it with us – post it on the Cool2Craft Creative Play blog on the Hive. Anything goes! I’m going to run with this theme and craft every day in December. I’ll be posting tutorials and videos as well as making some kits available at the Marketplace. Join me on Cool2Craft for 31 days of blissful, healing, creative play and give yourself the gift of play, too! [Candace J.]

I love all kinds of architecture and am especially fond of religious symbolism in architecture!  I had this idea pop into my head to try a stained glass, arched window pendant.  It was way too much fun!  Here’s what I did:

I started with Fimo Elements  Marble polymer clay rolled out on the widest setting of a pasta machine.  I looked for cookie cutters that would give the basic shapes I needed.
I turned the heart cutter and made two cuts to get the Trinity top.
I used the crescent cutter to trim the window frame.
After trimming the rounded parts, I cut the sides down with a tissue blade.
This is the finished window shape.  I smoothed the edges with a knitting needle, and baked frame according to the clay instructions.
Next I chose the polymer clay colors for the stained glass and mixed glitter into them.
I chopped the four colors and laid them on a sheet of the Marble clay.  I ran the clay trough the pasta machine, added more color bits and ran it through again.  I repeated the process until it looked right to me.  Then I rolled it out on the 7th setting, so it was very thin.

I laid the frame on the colored clay and cut around  it with a craft knife.

I somehow lost the photos of the rest of the process, but this is what I did:

I used a copper colored crafting foil on the Marble colored clay and trimmed a narrow band to go around the outside of the frame.  I made a copper wire loop and sealed it between the frame and the new clay.  I baked the whole thing according to the directions.  Then I filled the frame with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.

This is the pendant with light behind it.  I love it!

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