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Pet Tag
Create a beautiful dog tag, necklace, key chain, or anything else your heart desires with a two part epoxy clay. No kiln required!

Posted by Mandy K. from Denver, Colorado, United States • Published See Mandy K.'s 3 projects »
  • How to make a pet tag. Crystal Clay Pet Bling - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials - Nunn Designs Crystal Clay Kit, . Prepare your work space. Make sure it is free of dirt, dust, etc.
    Decide how you will use the finished product. I made a tag for my friend, Bixby, a hard-working search-and-rescue dog!
    When choosing beads, crystals, findings,etc. to include in your project, make sure they fit inside your bezel.

  • How to make a pet tag. Crystal Clay Pet Bling - Step 2
    Step 2

    Read the directions for Nunn Design Crystal Clay carefully. The kit comes with two parts clay, a beeswax applicator, and vinyl gloves. I would suggest figuring out the layout of your beads/crystals/findings before opening up the clay. Once you open the clay and begin kneading the amount you need for your bezel, you have 2 - 2.5 hours before it starts to dry.
    With your gloves on, knead the two parts clay until it is a solid color. If it has a marbled look, keep kneading.
    Carefully press clay into bezel. Do not fill the bezel up to the top. Make sure you have a small rim of bezel. You do not want the clay to dry over the rim.
    Gently place your beads onto the clay using the beeswax applicator. In order to move your beads if needed, do not fully press the beads into the clay until you are satisfied with the finished look.
    When happy with your layout, push each of the beads firmly into the clay, making sure they will set when the clay dries.

  • How to make a pet tag. Crystal Clay Pet Bling - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using a damp paper towel or cloth, wipe any clay that may have smeared onto your bezel. The bezel should be cleared of any streaks or smudges, otherwise the clay will dry onto the metal, which will be difficult to get off.

  • How to make a pet tag. Crystal Clay Pet Bling - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place your finished project in a safe place. The clay takes approximately 14-16 hours to dry. No baking is required. I let my pendant sit for about 24 hours just to be on the safe side.
    Once it has fully dried, it is ready to be worn!

  • How to make a pet tag. Crystal Clay Pet Bling - Step 5
    Step 5

    P.S. You may have extra blended clay left after you fill your bezel. If you don't want to let it go to waste you can use it to create something else. I used mine to make a tree. Remember - you only have 2 - 2.5 hours before it starts to dry, so I would play around with the extra clay immediately after you are done with your first project.


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