Ocean Mokume Gane Pins
- 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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the pasta machine, roll the Pearl clay into a sheet. Roll through again at the
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.)
the Mokume Gane slices to the sheet of pearl clay.
the covered sheet through the pasta machine at the #1 setting once or twice.
the cookie cutters to cut your pins from this sheet. (Iím using hearts and stars
steps 1-5 with the blue clay.
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.)
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
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