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Black and White Faux Opal Moons Polymer Clay by Talty Black and White Faux Opal Moons Polymer Clay by Talty

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I have been playing with the opal technique again :lol: actually I have been doing experiments with different glitter, colors and shapes, but I haven't had the time to photograph them. I tried to perfect the technique to do black opals, and I'm really  happy with the results! I hate to say "it looks better in person, the photography doesn't do it justice" because it sounds like an excuse... buuut it's true :lol: the white and black opals are super colorful and shiny, but somehow the black shows the colors a lot better and brighter, the white is a lot more subtle and elegant. Both are equally beautiful and I can't make up my mind for any of them.

I imagine making them slightly bigger and hang them from my Christmas tree, I bet they must look awesome under the lights :D I think I'll have to do that this year.

I made these as pendants and they were sold on Etsy. You can get your own right here in any color, if you want a different shape ask me about it :) if you want to make your own, I also sell the tutorial for it: (although I have to warn you, I'm working on a new version of the tutorial which will be extended to include more information, colors and techniques, but it will also be more expensive).

Custom commissions are always open! But delivery before Christmas is not available unless you're willing to pay for express shipping, sorry :(

Technical stuff: Handmade by me with polymer clay without the use of molds or premades. The organza necklace was also handmade by me, I decided to start making my own necklaces :)


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TiaraShin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Talty Featured By Owner May 1, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Thanks :love:
andromeda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
So pretty, the black does show the colors better, but I like the white better, hehe :)
Talty Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   Artisan Crafter
hehehe I can't really choose either XD
Hexvas Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Any idea when the updated tutorial will be available?

SparkleMeHappy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
First thing I was going to say was that it totally looks like opal! Then I read the title and description haha so that means you really achieved the effect! Great job! :clap:
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
typical!  ;) P. (feliz ano Nuevo!  un pocatin tarde... lo siento...)
Aizcube Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! What kind of glitter did you use? 
Comsical Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
THESE ARE AMAZING!!!! P.S - Props for the LoTR ring!!!
LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, these are gorgeous. :D
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