Saturday, January 3, 2015

Terracotta jewellery making and baking - Tutorial



On seeing the beauty of the terracotta jewellery sets on the net, I wished to make one. Making a set is  easy for me but baking process is something difficult. Many said to bake it in an oven or kiln, I don't have either.

 One lady in a television program said to bake it in microwave oven. Hey... I have a microwave.
 So I made a jhumki  and pendant and  baked it in microwave... but it was a disaster, it busted. Then I keep on searching the net and finally got one tutorial.

 This time I kept the designs very simple since I am not sure about the out come. I don't want to waste my efforts. But  it was a success. It really worked and I made my first terracotta jewellery set.

 Thanks for the person who shared this. I can not find that link now but the tutorial in this link also uses same technique.
You can go here and check for the tutorial
Edited: All details about making, baking and painting terracotta jewellery is here....

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9P99TIJ7qgzPlgo-nrSwkqR2cimaF9zL



I baked some small pendants and beads and made a necklace, earring, bracelet for my daughter and a jhumki for me. I love jhumkis...I like the way they dangle. Waiting to make many such lovely jewelries . 

Edited on 6/4/15
Another link for baking tutorial....
http://ladiescampus.com/learn-how-to-make-terracotta-jewellery-pendant-making-part-2-a-baking-firing/