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Unread 05-18-2017, 03:23 PM   #1
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making "stone"

whats a good method for making something close to stone?
ive been thinking of trying to make some rings
but dont feel like spending $$ on large enough stones
to carve
im hoping to recreate the weight and "cool to the touch" of natural stone


ps i posted this using my phone, so if it looks like crap, blame mobile technology
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Unread 05-18-2017, 05:10 PM   #2
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I'd just go with polymer clay. I'm not sure if it'll be "cold" but it'll at least be hard, while other faux stones (made with foam or papier mache) won't be as much if at all. This is one of the tutorials I used when I made my necklace for Lunara. The key is mixing in additions (depending on the type of stone you're going for at least) and sometimes mixing in other color clays or paints for a marbled look. I used flocking meant for miniatures but also tested out regular ground pepper and it looked fine. I also did some post work though and dry brushed my "rocks" to give them more depth and make them look a little rougher.
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Unread 05-18-2017, 06:42 PM   #3
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More info is needed. What are they supposed to look like, how big and do they need to be carryable (yes that is a word...I think)
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Unread 05-18-2017, 07:40 PM   #4
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i was thinking simple smooth jewlery made to look like jade or other "solid" precious stone
(as opposed to gemstone, which to me is transparent)

but im hoping for something permenant, that wont breakdown over time or wear
maybe something i can engrave

or maybe if i can grind up cheap real stones (like tumbled rock/pebbles)
if thier not dependant on the "grain" for its apperance like say tigers eye is
perhaps theres a more appropiate way to rebond it than superglue
(i seen a vid of a guy making rings with rock added but it was shards of rock and 80% glue)
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Unread 05-19-2017, 07:45 AM   #5
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I'm pretty sure these techniques are what you are looking for
http://www.sweetybijou.com/

That said, the 'cool to the touch' factor is only going to be achieved with real stone, but with enough resin over the top you can make it look real.
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Unread 05-19-2017, 02:41 PM   #6
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lol, sound like a good site for info, but its locked behind a paywall

but since the concensus so far is polymer clay, ill browse for vid tuts on that

thanx much
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Unread 05-19-2017, 04:18 PM   #7
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well phoo, I didn't mean to do that.
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Unread 05-19-2017, 11:39 PM   #8
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na, its all good,
methodology is easy enough to figure out, it more the materials
i was wondering about

speaking of which though, any thoughts on using gel or putty epoxy
as a jewlery medium?

just trying to come up with as many viable, easily obtainable material ideas i can
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Unread 05-20-2017, 12:37 AM   #9
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Can you post a reference of what youre trying to make? It will deeply change whats best for you to use.
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Unread 05-20-2017, 05:07 PM   #10
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https://cdn0.rubylane.com/shops/caro...34RL.1L.jpg?55

https://cdn0.rubylane.com/shops/1403112/C-0136.0L.jpg

might try to do something bicoloured
otherwise, just solid bands, no settings, no facetting
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Unread 05-21-2017, 07:28 AM   #11
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Oh! Yeah you can absolutely get a jade look from polymer clay. It needs lots of glaze for the shine but it is very possible.
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