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:


  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.

    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!

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

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