Tutorial by Tonja Lenderman

Published March 4, 2008



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  • 2 oz. Sculpey Premo White polymer clay
  • Impression Obsession Tile Design stamps
  • Staz-On ink pads or any permanant ink
  • DecoArt One Step Crackle
  • dark brown acrylic glaze or paint
  • sharp clay blade
  • pasta machine
  • oven
  • small paint brush
  • pin vise with small drill bit
  • 12mm jump ring
  • length of cording


Step 1

Condition the polymer clay and roll out a sheet on the thickest setting on the pasta machine.

Step 2

Stamp your tile images and let the ink dry.

Step 3

Cut out random tile shard shapes using a sharp, flexible clay blade.

Step 4

Bake your tile shards following the manufacturers instructions found on the clay packaging and let them cool.

Step 5

Brush a layer of crackle medium onto the tile shards. (Thick layer = big crackles; Thin layer = tiny crackles) Let dry approx 2 hours.

Step 6

Brush dark brown glaze or paint over the surface of your tile shards and then wipe off all excess. You want the glaze/paint to only remain in the crackles, not on the surface.

Step 7

Drill a hole at the top of the shard and put the jump ring through the hole.

Step 8

String the cording through the jump ring.

Variations/Final Thoughts

The shards can also be used in mosaic projects.

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