Steampunk Gears and Pendant Tutorial - Polymer Clay

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If you want to fashion some 'steampunk' jewelry but don't have watch parts or immediate access to them, this tutorial would be ideal because you don't need many materials or tools to get started. Don't worry if you don't have all of the driver bits, but every household should have at least a few on hand. If anything, at least a Slotted, Square Drive, Phillips or Robertson. If those names are like a foreign language to you, the tutorial includes a chart with names and photos.

This tutorial shows you how to make your own gears, cogs, and washers. You'll make molds using the common screw driver bits, and all you need are a few other simple tools to complete molds, gears and a pendant.

Geared for easy to intermediate (pun not intended) Even an advanced clayer may get some enjoyment and perhaps even a few tips out of it.

46 steps, 55 photographs, 19 pages
PDF file is sent within the day to you, usually within the hour (unless due to unforeseen circumstance high winds knock out our power or I happen to be out for a couple of hours :))

1 small block black polymer clay
Sculpey Ultralight clay
pearlex mica or metal pulver in silver, copper and gold
liquid polymer clay such as TLS, Kato or Fimo
Varnish such as Sculpey glaze, Fimo Water-base or Fimo Gloss
Acrylic roller
Pasta machine (optional)
various screw driver bits, or an all purpose screwdriver with inter-changeable bits
threaded screw, bolt or hollow rod
texture or stamp for pendant back ground (optional)
various diameter drinking straws such as milkshake or soda
tissue blade
exacto blade (the 'k' word is not allowed in google :(
needle tools
dental tools (optional)
small round rectangular cutter
1 x 1 1/2" (optional)
Tile or glass work surface
oven thermometer
Approximate Price/Value: $12