Pinch Leaf Tutorial (PDF format)
19 pages, 57 photos $12.00 CAD
Knowledge in the basics of polymer clay is helpful.
The pinched leaf is a classic and popular jewelry form. I wanted to explore this versatile form giving it my interpretation using my signature use of texture and colour. The following projects/techniques are the result of this exploration. Here's what is covered in this tutorial:
Project 1: Basic Pinch Leaf using Cutters (see project photos at left)
Project 2: Creating your own "Grasses" Texture Sheet
Project 3: Using your Grasses texture to make a Large Leaf Pendant
Project 4: Creating Colour Gradations on your Leaf
Project 5: Example of Small Massed Leaves Necklaces
Plus leaf shape templates
Tutorials are available from Shades of Clay and Kazuri West.