A Premo Polymer Clay covered tin with Swarovski Crystals is fabuous gift to give or to make for yourself. I recently shot a video demonstrating the Chevron cane and fel in love with it. I loved it so much that I decided to use the left overs to make a veneer to cove a tin with. To give the tin some va va voom, I decided to add some Swarovski Crystals.
Supplies to make the Premo Polymer Clay covered tin:
- Clay Conditioning machine
- Acrylic Roller
- Tissue blade
- Etch N Pearl
- Premo -Grey Rhino, White, Turquoise, Ultra Marine Blue, Denim
- Swarovski Crystals- 2mm, 3.2mm
Directions to make a Premo Polymer Clay covered tin:
Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. Condition all clay by kneading until it’s soft and smooth or running it through the Clay Conditioning Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
- Make equal size sheets of 5 colors on the #3, #4 and #5 of the Clay Conditioning machine.Layer the colors in a stack. Lay different sized layers on top of each other. Use the acrylic roller to smooth out air bubbles.
- Place a sheet of plastic over the stack. Use a firm edged tool to press into the stack. Start 1/8th of an inch from one side and continue in 1/8th of an inch increments until you reach the end. Remove the plastic.
- Use your hands to form the slices back into a stack.Slice a layer off of the stack and run through the clay conditioning machine.
- Gently place the layer on the tin and press around tin. Blend any edges. Repeat this step until tin is covered as desired.
- Press the edges in on the top and the bottom. Remove excess if needed. Cut around hinges.
- Cut a strip of a solid color polymer clay in a coordinating color and wrap around the tin in the center and cut a smaller strip and place around the bottom. Smooth edges.
- Use the Etch N Pearl to mark where the crystals will be placed. Place the crystals in the clay.
- Bake in the oven. Remove from oven and let cool before handling the beads.
Note: Use only glass crystals. Plastic crystals will melt.