This is just an idea i came up with for a little Cameo style piece of jewllery that can be used as a ring, a pendant, a key chain or anything else you can think of :)
Roll a small ball of the polymer clay of your choice. this will be the base of the cameo.
Flatten this ball and shape into an oval-ish shape.
Roll 3 smaller balls, this will be the braid around the edge.
Roll these balls into thin stings
Attach at one end and cut the stips so they are even on the joined end.
Braid the three strands in a normal 3 strand braid, you can do a rope braid or a 4 strand braid if you wish.
Once the braid is long enought, join the loose ends and cut off the excess.
Shape this braid into a circle.
Place this circle on the previously made base, and carefully flatten to attach.
Roll 4 small balls of green polymer clay, this will make the roses on the sides. flatten the balls slightly like the piece on the far right.
Roll the flattened piece to form the middle of the rose.
Continue wrapping the flattened pieces loosly around the rose to make petals.
Cut the bottom of the rose so its easier to attach, be careful not to squash it :)
Make another rose and attach both to the Cameo base.
Attach the eyelet or tiny screw if you are going to make a key chain.
Remove the eyelet and bake according to packet instructions, when cooled re-insert the eyelet.
Glue on your favourite photo and your done :)