039-Polymer clay tutorial – Navajo style jewelry part 2

039-Polymer clay tutorial – Navajo style jewelry part 2

Attention: I futzed around with this video so much that I forgot an important mention: you bake it one more time before putting in the inside sheet.
This is another tutorial that is uploadedin two parts because of the complexity of the subject. This first part detailed the basic concepts and demonstratesd how to make a simple pendant in Navajo style. The second part demonstrates how to make a Navajo style cuff bracelet with traditional symbols and decorations.
I thought of making this tutorial because many polymer clay people are interested in doing works in various styles, and the Navajo silver jewelry is always a favorite. It is to help others make flawless creations and develop their skill.

Materials used:
Premo accents silver clay
Premo red (I think?) clay for the little “coral” beads
Black acrylic paint (Deco-Art)
Americana shimmering silver acrylic paint “enamel” series
Pearl-ex mixed silver and white pearl
Silver Inka Gold
Water-based high gloss Minwax polycrylic

Symbols: http://www.nativeamericanjewelry.com/…

If you’re interested to know more about turquoise (and Native American jewelry)






Music: “Cute”, “Buddy”, “Little Idea”, “Ukulele” and “Sunny” by composer Benjamin Tissot (https://www.bensound.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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10 Comments

  1. Jennifer Reynolds on August 14, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Lovely!



  2. Lisa Jarvis on August 14, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Can u tell me how to make a Aquamarine stone using Turquoise stone method please??



  3. Cecile Charial on August 14, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    It is so beautiful! Thank you very much🤗would you please show me how to make feathers🙏?



  4. June Harris on August 14, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Wow! What a tutorial! You are an awesome artist!



  5. Jill LaPierre on August 14, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Sorry I have so many question, but how to you avoid “schmushing)” your reliefs as you work. By the time I get to the end, all my designs look like I rolled over them.



  6. my2girlsu on August 14, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Beauteous!
    Love the comment about the gears! Lol



  7. Jill LaPierre on August 14, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Do you ever mix real sterling silver elements into your clay work? Will they be destroyed? This piece is fab. This esthetic (native, Trible, Incan, Mayan) is where my heart is. In this tutorial, you’ve even taught me things I can take to my metalsmithing.



  8. Joanna Skor on August 14, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    I especially liked all the historical information provided before the demo. You are very thorough and I am going to recommend your channel to various polymer clay groups on facebook. You are an artist and your videos are thorough and very helpful.



  9. Jill LaPierre on August 14, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Does this have to be a closed bangle to keep the integrity of the piece?



  10. June Harris on August 14, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Can you do a tutorial on a faux seraphinite?