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Transfer your favourite photos onto polymer clay!
Create pendants or charms with your favourite photos! These can be a great gifts for your loved ones too!

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  • How to make a photo pendant. Polymer Clay Photo Pendants - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, print out your images and cut them out.
    Use laser or similar printer for this. I read that inkjet printers doesn't work for this.
    I found out that printer paper works the best.

    Also make sure you reverse all of the pictures and letters before printing out!

  • How to make a photo pendant. Polymer Clay Photo Pendants - Step 2
    Step 2

    Roll out your polymer clay. Thicker clay is better to work with.

  • How to make a photo pendant. Polymer Clay Photo Pendants - Step 3
    Step 3

    Put image of your choice onto clay.
    You can also take colorful pictures, i just had black & white printer. ;) For better results of colorful images, take white clay.

  • How to make a photo pendant. Polymer Clay Photo Pendants - Step 4
    Step 4

    Put really small amount of water onto paper.
    Too much water makes next step harder.

  • How to make a photo pendant. Polymer Clay Photo Pendants - Step 5
    Step 5

    Carefully start to rub off the paper with your finger. Do this carefully, making sure that picture doesn't moves or breaks. (excuse my English)

  • How to make a photo pendant. Polymer Clay Photo Pendants - Step 6
    Step 6

    Keep rubbing the paper off. You can see the picture through the paper now.

  • How to make a photo pendant. Polymer Clay Photo Pendants - Step 7
    Step 7

    Rub the paper off completely and the ink will remain on the clay.

  • How to make a photo pendant. Polymer Clay Photo Pendants - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use napkin or piece of fabric to clean the excess paper off the clay. Also do this carefully.

  • How to make a photo pendant. Polymer Clay Photo Pendants - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now you can cut your pendant to the shape you want if you didn't before. And attach eyepin,pendant bail or if it's thick enough, make a hole to make a bead.

  • How to make a photo pendant. Polymer Clay Photo Pendants - Step 10
    Step 10

    After baking or boiling in hot water (i boiled),sand your pendant with sandpaper or nailfile if neccessary. Just don't sand the picture! You can also varnish your pendant.

  • How to make a photo pendant. Polymer Clay Photo Pendants - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now your pendant(s) is ready to use! Enjoy! :)

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CO + K User

These are so cute! I wonder if it'd work with bread glue clay?
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pittysoares
pittysoares · 6 projects
This is a really cute idea! I think I'm trying this Happy
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sandy.francis.43
sandy.francis.43 · Bryant, Arkansas, US
Very nice, thanks for sharing!
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aneniine
aneniine · 58 projects
Well, it depends on how thick is your creation. I gave these pendants about 10-15 mins boiling time. :]
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Angela H.
Angela H. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
How long do you boil them? I didn't know you could boil either...saves from heating up the whole house though, Cool!
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CO + K User

ive never seen good instructions on how to do that thanks
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aneniine
aneniine · 58 projects
Yes,and this is much cheaper way to do it!Happy
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Witchy
Witchy · New Zealand, Prince Edward Island, CA · 43 projects
Wow! Im going to give this a try Happy Thanx for the how to, I tried another way of getting photos onto fimo by printing on iron transfer paper and baking on then rubbing but unfortunately mine didnt turn out so Im glad theres an alternative Happy
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aneniine
aneniine · 58 projects
I used Sculpey and Cernit, but im sure that you can use any clay you have!
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craftgirl14
craftgirl14 · Huntsville, Alabama, US · 7 projects
what brand of clay did you use?
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