Making tools for terracotta jewellery
Terracotta jewellery is trending in today’s fashion story. The making tools for terracotta jewellery are necessary to make the designing process faster and easier. So, in today’s blog post, we are going to list down the carving tools and their significance for making terracotta jewellery, as a professional.
Making tools for Terracotta Jewellery:
It involves an essence of creativity in “how to use?” and “where to use?” while transforming the clay lump into a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Clay: Clay is the premium ingredient for the entire story. It comes in brown & white colors with fine even texture. It is very smooth, and easy to customize & create our own style of jewellery. Also, it is very simple to depict detailing on the shaped clay cakes. However, it approximately takes 24 hours to dry perfectly.
Carving Tools: Carving tools are very helpful to sculpt, shape, chisel, carve adhesives to decorate the clay in numerous ways. It enables to even out the edges of petals, frills or leaves in floral theme. We can indent to provide hollow path for beads with definite sizes & shapes. Similarly, we can have cone tools to hollow and emboss or chisel out complicated frills. These tools are moulded with wooden handle to enable comfortable grip for carving out myriad patterns & designs.
Silicon Mould & Shape Cutters: After rolling the clay dough uniformly with a rolling pin, aluminium/plastic shape cutters are availed to offer professional shape cut. Silicon mould enables us to cup, shape, and create embossed patterns with neat detailed borders. Shape cutters are perfect for creating finest details on leaves and flowers. Also, they help in marking and embossing a zigzag patterns; and is ideal to sculpt out various features like fish cuts and droplet designs.
Assets for Decoration:
Acrylic Colors: When it comes to terracotta jewellery, contrast colors are the main attraction. Care should be taken while painting the assorted pieces of jewellery. We can pick different brush point sizes to detail the ornaments colorfully.
Wires & Ropes: Multicolored gear wires & ropes are used to connect the clay beads together. We can elevate the rope color by offering knots in between two beads. Ropes will offer a suspending effect to the terracotta jewellery, while gear wires can firmly maintain the shape of the crafted accessory.
Mandatory: Scissors and cutters to cut the rope & gear wires. “S” lock and gear lock for easy attaching/detaching the ends of a neck piece; jump ring, ear hook , and rubber push for ear accessories. Tweezers, toothpicks and some artificial stones with glue for a finishing touch.
Though terracotta jewellery is being sold by many designers, the satisfaction is immense to make it with our own hands 🙂