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Cameo is the method of the size of an item of jewelry. Traditionally, the cameos are made from three main subjects height, such as glass, shells, or agate. They have colored layers of strong colors, but the most common colors are two coats of white on black, blue and white on white on red-brown.

Recently, the craftsmen who many consider the polymer clay and porcelain as good alternatives to use in creating cameos. You need tools sharper and more relevant basic materials if you want a nice clean finished product. Polymer clay jewelry is low cost and material costs are kept down.

Prepare at least two colors of polymer clay, ivory are commonly used for the Cameo and the contrast of darker color for the background. You can mix some ivory sticks or balls of clay that darker color or shading marbleized background. Just make sure that you want the clay is well conditioned. Above all, do not require a mold release agent, but if sticking occurs, try spraying the clay adhered to the mold with water or dust with starch corn.

Take a small amount of ivory, clay and place the compress on the Cameo of the mold. You can use the brush or chisel handle led more acute by compressed clay in the clay. Just work carefully and slowly to get all the details of Cameo. Preferably, leave some convexity to the ivory clay.

You can leave a thin section of ivory to create a beautiful gauzy translucent appearance.

Soften the edge of design is the most important step in the cameo-making level. Smooth edge is very important because when the dark clay base is added to the cast, this will give him the edge he wanted from Nice cameo and background.

Make a right thickness to the cast for the deployment of a small piece of clay substance. Gently press the mold over it to make a form of mark for cutting. Then cut the bottom and place in pan. Tamp around the edge and working smoothly until he reached the center, less pressure is applied only when it is at the Cameo, so you can avoid the clay mud of ivory.

If it appears that the clay is not properly leveled, just gently put additional background color to boot. In the leveling of the back, you can use the brush or handle clay clearer. And finally, baking. Learn to use tools, jewelry making, appropriate use not only help you learn how to improve the craft, but will make your work faster and more efficiently. All the great craftsmen learned slowly and took many years to become great artists. Knowing your tools will help to improve further fast.

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