Polymer clay is a maleable, sculptable modelling clay containing plasticisers which, when cured in an oven, polymerise and solidify. Fimo is the chosen brand used to make Supremily Jewellery and is made by Staedtler. It comes in solid blocks of different colours.
An ancient millefiori technique is used to sculpt the clay and gain intricate detail, also used in venetian glass making where molten rods of glass are placed together and stretched out.
A block of clay is 'conditioned' by rolling it through a pasta machine around 15-20 times before it is ready to work with.
The clay can then be blended with other colours to create any colour and shade imaginable.
Emily uses many different techniques mastered over seven years of exploration.
The clay is layered, stacked, sculpted and stretched to form patterns. Out of these rolls a variety of different beads, pendants and earrings can then be made.
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