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Ocean Mokume Gane Pins

Blue Ocean Mokume Gane Star Pin


  • Ocean Mokume Gane Block
  • Pearl and/or Blue Polymer Clay (Premo or Kato Clay preferred. I used Kato Pearl and Metallic Blue Premo)
  • Pasta Machine
  • Cookie Cutters in your choice of shapes & sizes
  • Tissue Blade
  • Two tiles for baking (optional)
  • White Paper
  • E-6000 (or other polymer clay compatible glue)
  • Pin Backs



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Roll a sheet of pearl to #2Using the pasta machine, roll the Pearl clay into a sheet. Roll through again at the #2 setting.



Take slices off top of MG blockUsing the tissue blade, shave thin slices off of the Mokume Gane block. (I recommend using an alcohol pad to clean your blade between each slice. I find I can get significantly thinner slices this way.)


apply slices to sheetApply the Mokume Gane slices to the sheet of pearl clay.

Continue applying slices


Sheet covered with MG slices

Run covered sheet through at #1Run the covered sheet through the pasta machine at the #1 setting once or twice.



Cut with cookie cuttersUse the cookie cutters to cut your pins from this sheet. (Iím using hearts and stars here.)



Repeat steps with blue clayRepeat steps 1-5 with the blue clay.

Cut blue sheet with cutters

Place on tile to bakePlace your cut outs on a tile. Cover with a sheet of plain white paper. Place another tile on top. (I like baking these between two tiles to keep them flat. The two tiles are not essential, however. You may bake these on your regular polymer clay baking sheet if you do not have tiles.)

Shapes on tile, ready to bakePlace in a preheated 275 degree oven. Bake for 45 minutes. Immediately upon removing from the oven, plunge into a bowl of ice water.

Glue on the pin backs using e-6000 or similar polymer clay compatible glue. (Or--PREFERRED METHOD-- apply pin back using TLS or Sobo and a ribbon of matching clay. Then rebake at 275 for 30 minutes.)

Buff front of pins on your jeans for extra shine. Or coat with Future Floor Polish.

Ocean MG Star Pins Ocean Mg Heart Pins




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