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Polymer clay skull cameo necklace
Make yourself a unique cameo necklace.
I have made a skull with roses, but use your imagination to make your own personal statement, following the same basic method.

Posted by nora c. from Strathaven, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See nora c.'s 65 projects »
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  • How to make a cameo. Polymer Clay Skull Cameo - Step 1
    Step 1

    First of all, gather together all the items you need on a smooth clean surface:
    Pendant setting
    Polymer clay red, black, green and white
    Shaping tools ( I use wooden cocktail sticks with one end blunted)

  • How to make a cameo. Polymer Clay Skull Cameo - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take a small piece of white polymer clay about the size of a baked bean and shape like this:

  • How to make a cameo. Polymer Clay Skull Cameo - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using cocktail stick, mark mouth and teeth, a triangle for nose and round hollows for eyes.
    Make this first and lay aside to avoid getting any of the darker colours contaminating it.

  • How to make a cameo. Polymer Clay Skull Cameo - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take some red polymer clay, and shape roughy to fit into setting

  • How to make a cameo. Polymer Clay Skull Cameo - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place into setting and gently coax into shape....this is easier if you use a setting with a solid back.
    Mine is hollow, so I have to be extra careful!

  • How to make a cameo. Polymer Clay Skull Cameo - Step 6
    Step 6

    Gently lay the skull in position and press lightly into place

  • How to make a cameo. Polymer Clay Skull Cameo - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make tiny leaves from green clay, and tiny roses by making long flat strips and rolling them into a rose-like shape, gently pace in position and press lightly into place.
    Roll out a long thin sausage of green polymer clay for vines

  • How to make a cameo. Polymer Clay Skull Cameo - Step 8
    Step 8

    Bend and twist vines, and place in postion, pressing gently into place

    Now put it all into oven at 110 degrees C, for 30 minutes

  • How to make a cameo. Polymer Clay Skull Cameo - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take from oven, allow to cool, and remove cameo from setting ( it will be loose, but may need eased out with a pin if you have used a setting with a solid back)

  • How to make a cameo. Polymer Clay Skull Cameo - Step 10
    Step 10

    Spray cameo with clear gloss varnish

  • How to make a cameo. Polymer Clay Skull Cameo - Step 11
    Step 11

    Glue cameo into place using 2 - part epoxy glue

  • How to make a cameo. Polymer Clay Skull Cameo - Step 12
    Step 12

    Hang on a black velvet ribbon.

    Finished !

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1426 projects
Wowie, this is sooooo awesome. Definitely making my own one day!
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Livia
Livia
soso adorable im gonna have to make one♥
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Sunny C.
Sunny C. · Palm Bay, Florida, US
this is really awesome!
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Kat S.
Kat S.
Wow! I just love your style! I'm especially found of the ouija board necklace. Thanks for sharing your talent........Kat
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Chat_noir
Chat_noir
Where can I get backings? I read this project and fell instantly in love with it, and thought I might make a few of my own or to give as gifts. Could I get backings and polymer clay at A.C. Moore or a similar craftstore? Thanks.
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TH3 N3RD
TH3 N3RD · Honolulu, Hawaii, US · 4 projects
I luv it!
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tula t.
tula t. · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 2 projects
love it <3
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
I <3 CAMEO!! And at last a cameo how-to that tells you how to actually make one...
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Stephen L.
Stephen L. · Virginia, Minnesota, US · 3 projects
This is a good project in general (a polymer clay cameo) but can I suggest baking and sanding your backing before attaching the skull? That way you can get a really nice smooth glassy or just smooth surface out of your backing material before the skull makes that effectively impossible.
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Manda F.
Manda F. · 37 projects
Awesome as always. Happy
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