Welcome to the CSI Project and All Star Week! When I was planning this 2 year blogiversary celebration, I knew I wanted Jen and Beckie to be apart of it but I also needed some All Stars to do tutorials. Each day the tutorials will be brought to you by 3 bloggers that I consider All Stars. I {heart} each of these blogs.

Here is Lucy, from Craftberry Bush. She is an All Star!

 

 

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing well.


I am very excited to be here, helping to celebrate 2 years of inspiring projects and challenges.  I am also extremely flattered and humbled to be considered one of the ‘stars’ sharing with you this week.  Thank you for such an honour. 

 

When Dee had asked if I would be interested in participating in this week’s celebration, my immediate thought was ‘of course’, but I admittedly became somewhat hesitant when I read the theme was chevron.  I have never created a craft using using chevron and not necessarily because I don’t love it, but because I am linearly challenged.

So to offset my linear challenge, I reverted to my “comfort zone” of polymer clay and today want to share with you some cute chevron patterned jewelry.


Materials

Two different colours of polymer clay

Parchment paper

Sharp blade

Ring blank, brooch blank or pendant blank

Chain (optional)


1. Knead clay and roll into little balls of the same size 

2. Working on parchment paper, roll the balls into long snakes and place one on top of the other, alternating colours

3. Place another piece of parchment paper on top of the clay and gently rub clay, applying even pressure throughout (this will help the clay adhere to each other)

4. Cut a rectangle of desired size and lightly mark the centre

5. Cut two diagonal lines from the top centre point as shown 

6. Take the two edges you just cut and place together to form a diamond, giving you the chevron pattern (cover the diamond with parchment paper and gently rub clay, as shown in step 3) 

7. Place diamond onto ring blank or pendant blank and gently press the clay. With a blade, cut along the overlapping edges, gently smoothing clay.  Bake per package instructions and allow clay to cool in oven.  Polish or add a coat of varnish to add sheen if you wish. 


 I added a few pretty extras to my pendant.  Aren’t they sweet?


While clay is one of my favourite mediums, I had put it aside for a while and have only recently began to rediscover why it is I love it so much.  Here is a little peek at some of my other clay creations.





Thank you so much for reading along; I hope to see you again soon.


And a special thank you to Dee for having me.  Happy 2 years!!


much love,

Lucy


~ Thank you so much, Lucy. This is why you are an all star. You stepped out of your comfort zone and amazed us yet again. I think polymer clay would be fun to explore. Thank you for sharing!

I love having you here and I hope you will be back soon!!!