Polymer Clay Faux Fordite Wire Weave Pendant Tutorial (Intro Vol-080)

Polymer Clay Faux Fordite Wire Weave Pendant Tutorial (Intro Vol-080)


Hi guys! This is Cindy Lietz, your Polymer Clay Tutor
and this is the introduction video to my paid tutorial series, Faux Fordite Wire Weave Pendant. Now I have been getting requests for making
Fordite for quite a while, what I first will do is show you what we’re going to be making
in the tutorial and then I will explain to you what Fordite actually is. Now, this is the project here that we’re
going to be making first, we’re going to be learning how to make the Fordite material;
the layering, the cutting, the shaping and all that. And then I’ll also show you how to make
this wire weave bezel which sets off the Fordite really nicely, or the Faux Fordite in our
case. I’ve got another example here that was done
in a little bit heavier, little bit more rustic kind of manner. I’ve also got it done in quite a dainty
little way here, I’ve got tiny little beads of the Faux Fordite and then they’re wired
onto earrings, which are really pretty with all their little layers. Then I’ve also got another pair of earrings
here where I took the leftovers from the technique and made them into these rustic hearts that
look very dimensional on this side and then flat… here I’ll show you a better close-up
on that one. They’ve got a real rustic dimensional look
on the front and then on the back side they’re totally smooth and spiraled looking which
is quite cool. And I’ve got some other examples down on
the table here of pieces done in different color ways. So all of these ones here were all done with
the same color way; there’s some little cabochons here, a larger one and one of those
leftover heart beads. And then I’ve got them done in a different
color way here and they’re done in some different types of shapes; some oblongs and
triangles and a really cool looking heart shape here. Now I’ll show you a nice close-up of this
as I explain to you what Fordite is. Now Fordite, the real stuff, is basically
a leftover material from the painting process of painting cars. So a long time ago when they used to hand
paint cars they used to spray the pieces by hand, and then all the leftover paint would
spray over the edges, landing on the floor and on the racks and things, and then it would
build up and then they would fire the clay…or the paint, and it would harden, and layer
after layer after layer would build up. Then when the layers got too thick they would
chip it off of the racks and off the floor and stuff and instead of throwing it away
some of the workers had decided that it would make really cool jewelry. And so that’s where the name Fordite came
from; from the name Ford from all the Ford paint on the floor. So I like to use colors that were used during
that time, so I’ve put together a Pinterest page with color chips of the old Ford colors
from… you know… I have a page there with some from the 1935
all the way up to like the ‘70s when they kind of stopped and started getting more automated
and painting things by machine. So now it’s quite a rare… the real Fordite…
is quite rare now because they’re not painting by hand anymore. But, polymer clay does a really great job
of mimicking it and I will show you all the cool techniques in this tutorial. So, I’ll see you in the next video of this
series.

16 thoughts on “Polymer Clay Faux Fordite Wire Weave Pendant Tutorial (Intro Vol-080)

  1. Thank you so much Cindy… I was one of your members who requested this technique and I am not disappointed.
    Fabulous tutorial and easy to follow. I can't pick your Fordite from the original and I particularly like the small earring cabochons.
    Thanks so much again…cara

  2. I actually just bought a piece of the real Fordite and made my husband (a real car buff and die hard Ford man) a nice keychain from it for this past Fathers day. He loved it. But all I could get was a small piece. So now I can make my own Fordite and use bigger size pieces. Thanks Cindy!!

  3. I love your videos but I get interested in one and can never find the next video showing the demonstration from the previous or cont video

  4. I love your tutorials, and I am just getting started in clay.  So far, your projects seem to stop when the clay assembly is done.  What happens next, i.e  bake, shine,etc.?

  5. bonjour,
    tres beau travail,
    avez vous un tuto pour creer des cabochons comme les votres?
    je suis francaise et je ne compreds pas l anglais , en traduisant les avis des autres, j ai cru comprendre que vous aviez des tutos payant, c est bien cela? pouvez vous me dire si ils sont traduits en francais?
    merci
    a bientot,
    fabie

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