I made this polymer clay box as a birthday gift. It is designed to fit a deck of cards. I used the mother of pearl tutorial I mentioned in an earlier post (links at the bottom), and the new Fimo gemstone colour “Jade Green” for the extruded filigree. I don’t usually use clay directly out the packet but i wanted to see what the “fascinating double effect” was (it seems to be a combination of transparent and sparkly).
I made the interior of the box a bit of a contrast, by using fully saturated blue and a blue/green/yellow kaleidoscope cane for the underside of the lid.
I made the interior panels separately on pieces of card and then wrapped clay around the outside, but it was a bit of a challenge trying to attach the pieces together and keep the corners square. Previously when I have made smaller boxes I have used a cardboard box as a mold and baked the polymer clay over that – I think that way worked better.
Have a look at this polymer clay pietra dura box by Fiona Abel-Smith to put my humble efforts into perspective!