Custom Pendant using Pratley Steel Putty
Beat the lockdown blues by getting the entire family involved with making modern pendant necklaces using Pratley Putty! Below is an easy step-by-step guide compiled by Tharina Malan from Pratley to assist you in unleashing your creative flair!
If you are starting to feel the lockdown blues, this project will have the entire family involved with making custom jewellery pieces using Pratley Putty! In this article we offer an easy step-by-step guide - compiled by Tharina Malan from Pratley - to assist you in unleashing your creative flair by making fun custom jewellery pieces.
The designs for your jewellery can be anything you like - you are only limited by your imagination. Once you have made basic shapes, be creating with paint and colours to bring your custom designs to life.
In the tutorial below, we show you how to get started with making your own custom jewellery using epoxy putty. Once you have the basics, you can add your own unique personality to jewellery pieces.
YOU WILL NEED:
Pratley Steel Putty
Kraftex Decoupage Sealant
Glitter or paint (we used gold paint and gold glitter)
Wax thread or jewellery chains (can be repurposed items)
1. Cut the Pratley Steel Putty into small sections, each one of which will be turned into an individual pendant. Pratley Steel Putty Steel is a hand-mouldable putty that not only sets like steel, but matches its colour as well.
2. Use your hands to mould each separate piece of Pratley Steel Putty into different shapes for the pendants.
3. You should ultimately end up with a shape that is round and fairly sculpted. Be sure that the shape tapers to an end point where it is easy to make a hole through.
4. Apply several coats of Kraftex Decoupage Sealant or ModPodge in order to give the pendants a high-gloss coating.
5. Apply glitter of your choice to the sealer before it has set for that added touch of glamour, as well as whatever paint effects desired. Feel free to experiment!