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A cute, faux turquoise fish pendant!
I don't have any photos yet, so it's not a how to, but this is how I did it!

1. Mix your turquoise, white, and yellow clays until you get a light turquoise.

2. Roll it into a ball, and flatten it with your hands or a pasta machine till it is approx. 5 mm thickness.

3. Carve out a fish shape using your pin tool, as well as 4 straight lines for gills and an eyeball (fin optional, it looks good without one) After, poke the pin through the top of the fish, to string it.

4. Bake at 275 for 22 minutes, let cool in oven for ten minutes

5. Remove from oven and immediately drop into a cup of ice water, to seal in shine and strengthen.

6. The blending of clay brands will burn your clay a little - not bad, just enough to brown the edges! You want this, it adds to authenticity.

7. Buff the clay using a piece of old fabric (washcloth, sweatshirt) until it is as shiny as possible.

8. Using a dry brush (no water), apply brown paint to the fish, rubbing it off with paper towel immediately. Leave some brown paint, and make sure to get it in the cracks.

9. String your leather cord through the holes, and you're done!!!

Posted by anniebananie. from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See anniebananie.'s 17 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Mix your turquoise, white, and yellow clays until you get a light turquoise.

  • Step 2

    Roll it into a ball, and flatten it with your hands or a pasta machine till it is approx. 5 mm thickness.

  • Step 3

    Carve out a fish shape using your pin tool, as well as 4 straight lines for gills and an eyeball (fin optional, it looks good without one) After, poke the pin through the top of the fish, to string it.

  • Step 4

    Bake at 275 for 22 minutes, let cool in oven for ten minutes

  • Step 5

    Remove from oven and immediately drop into a cup of ice water, to seal in shine and strengthen.

  • Step 6

    The blending of clay brands will burn your clay a little - not bad, just enough to brown the edges! You want this, it adds to authenticity.

  • Step 7

    Buff the clay using a piece of old fabric (washcloth, sweatshirt) until it is as shiny as possible.

  • Step 8

    Using a dry brush (no water), apply brown paint to the fish, rubbing it off with paper towel immediately. Leave some brown paint, and make sure to get it in the cracks.

  • Step 9

    String your leather cord through the holes, and you're done!!!

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