Inkjet Transfers to Polymer Clay: Ready for Jewellery Making

I have sold a bunch of my cat and bird necklaces on Etsy, so I need to make replacements.  I am also planning to offer brooches.  Therefore, I have just made 2 inkjet transfers of each of my cat and bird designs.


There are quite a few steps to complete between finishing a drawing and making a completed piece of jewellery out of the finished inkjet transfer.  First, I start with one of my transfers.


Before I can move on to the next step, I have to sand the back and sides.  Then I apply a thin layer of metallic clay to the back of the transfer.   


After I have baked this layer, I apply a thin strip of metallic clay to the sides. 


It is only once both of these steps are done that I can move on to deciding what kinds of embellishments I want to add to the setting.  

To see some of the jewellery I have made using the inkjet image transfer technique, visit my Etsy shop:






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  1. I have to tell you that I followed your YouTube video on how to do image transfers. It is amazing! I dabble in polymer clay and a friend gave me some of the tin containers he has beeen saving for me. I was able to cover one in polymer clay with image transfers of the dogs he has rescued as a thank you gift. It turned out beautifully. Thank you so much.

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    1. I'm so glad the transfer technique worked out for you, Peggy! I like making instructional videos and hope to make more in the future (so many plans, so little time). The gift you made for your friend sounds fabulous!

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  2. Thank you so much for this tutorial. It worked like a charm.

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