So, you know how much I love a good polymer clay tutorial right... Well here we have another one! I've been trying to create a DIY gold bezel fitting for some time now with no luck, when I realised I was going about it all the wrong way. Don't make the bezel fit the gem; make the gem fit the bezel! Here's where the handy fimo and a bit of glitter comes in to play. This is also a pretty quick tutorial so as long as you've got all the materials to hand you should be able to whip this up to wear for your New Years festivities tonight!
1.5mm plated wire
1 jump ring
Polymer Clay (I've used transluscent white and blue)
Glitter dust/glass/crystals (basically something sparkly)
A necklace chain
A hammer and hard surface
1. Cut around 4" of wire and flatten using the hammer. Make sure to rest the wire on a hard surface that won't be damaged when hitting it. I've used a metal block. Leave a small section at the end not flattened.
2. Use round nose pliers to create a loop in the round end.
3. Roughly shape the wire to create the "gem shape". Push the edge so that it overlaps slightly then pull it back into shape to keep it held tightly together.
4. Mix a piece of polymer clay with glitter.
5. Roll out clay with a rolling pin into the centre of the wire until it fits.
6. Bake in the oven on a low heat for around half an hour.
7. Once cool glue the gem into place to keep it secure.
8. Use a jump ring to attach the pendant onto the necklace.
Have a great New Years Eve everyone! Have fun and stay safe. x