Polymer Clay Tutorial - Matchbox Amulets Part 2 - Inner Sanctum

by Beadcomber

Amulets for your pocket (cordless styles) or for around your neck...

I recommend part 1 where you not only learn to cut and fold a snugly fitted box for the base of the amulet, but also an intro to embellishing the lid, base, as well as rim of the box with textured polymer clay. Part 1 includes a printable template, Part 2 does not. You can choose to purchase a prefab box here:

Or Combo package tutorial here:

While you can use store bought match boxes, as they can be painted and decorated, their sliding lids may fit loosely which could represent a problem for wearability. They would however be suitable as pocket amulets. The handmade boxes have more grip to their sliding mechanism.

Part 2 is the continuance of Part 1. "Inner Sanctum Amulets" covers more in depth the finishing and personalizing of boxes, covering the box with polymer clay, applying textured elements, antiquing, a couple of stringing and beading options, adding decorative wire and bead elements, as well as personalizing the inner part of the box.

This tutorial is packed with 71 photographs, 21 pages and 67 easy to follow steps.

Recommended for intermediate to advanced.

The PDF file will be emailed to you shortly after purchase, within 24 hours but usually much sooner.

Please respect the copyright of artist and do not share, copy or loan tutorial.

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