How to Make a Press Mold for Polymer Clay
Create Original Jewelry Using Press Molds
Press molds are a great way to make polymer clay jewelry with a lot of detail much faster. In this lens I show you via videos how I made a press mold of a sculpted cameo that I made and then press several pendants using it.
About Press Molds
Press molds are very simply molds that you press polymer clay in to pick up the shape and detail of the mold. These are very useful for doing flat bottomed objects like pendants or buttons. You can create a single sculpted piece and mold it so you can make dozens of copies in different colors and finishes. You can also use press molds to add texture to a polymer clay bead by molding a section of a found object like lace, orange peel, bark, a basket, etc.
What You Need to Make Press Molded Jewelry
- 2 Part Silicone Mold Putty
- Object to Mold
- Polymer Clay
- Surface finishes such as mica powders, paint, varnish, etc. (optional)
- Smooth work surface such as wax paper, cutting mat, smooth tabletop
- Pasta machine or roller
- Xacto knife