Herbaceous Polymer Ring Tutorial

Written by
Jaci Boston
Published on
November 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT November 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDTst, November 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT

Created by: Jaci Boston
 

Designer Tips

 

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before handling the clay, since polymer clay tends to pick up any dirt and dander that may be hiding.
  • Use a pasta machine to condition and flatten the clay.
  • Pinch off a small piece of clay and form a flat teardrop petal shape. Pinch it together. Make another teardrop and wrap around the first piece. Continue to make larger petals and attach to the outside.
  • Bake the piece according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • If you don't have a glass pan or light-colored pan for baking the polymer, you can place the clay on a piece of heavier paper like oven-safe parchment paper.
  • It can be hard to attach something with an organic shape to a flat object, so the designer used an epoxy with a fast setting time.

Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 ea #60-230 2-Part Clear Epoxy
  • 1 ea #51-000-33-6 Finger Ring, Adjustable, Open Leafy Design (Antiqued Brass Plated)
  • 1 ea #84-710-41 Kato Polyclay™, 4oz, Warm Color Set

 

Additional Supplies
  • Oven
  • Parchment paper
  • Pasta machine, or Craft pasta machine for conditioning clay
  • "Rose sticks" (Pointed wooden dowels in various sizes) can make it easier to shape the petals.