Cement Jewelry?

by Irene.
(Canada)

Has anyone tired creating jewelry with concrete yet?  - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

Has anyone tried creating jewelry with concrete yet?

I had a workshop on Sunday and really enjoyed making pendants.

You can make your own molds with cardstock.

I think the concept is fairly new.

Irene Vrbensky
Mystic Mala

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  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    I have heard of using cement formed in jewelry molds, but have not seen them in person. It sounds interesting. Thanks for bringing this up, Irene!

  • JW says:

    Strangely enough, I had someone contact me about this in my vintage store. She asked about using rubber stamps to imprint letters. I told her I did not think it would work but metal stamping tools might.

  • Dianne says:

    Jill Herlands has been doing it for quite some time.

  • Irene Vrbensky says:

    Thanks. Will check her out.

  • Irene Vrbensky says:

    If she rubs in vaseline to the rubber imprint cement may not stick to it. I think I read that somewhere.

  • Moogie says:

    I purchased some Create Recklessly Artist’s Concrete a while back, mixed some up & filled a few bezels with it. I mixed mica powder in some. I embedded a few flatback stones & embellishments too. It’s fun! You have to work rather fast since this concrete sets up fast.

  • Irene Vrbensky says:

    Yes it is fun. Our teacher recommended rockite from home depot and hydrostone (a whiter cement than rockite). Much cheaper than Create Recklessly apparently.

  • Patti says:

    I saw some earrings made from cement on one of those cute diy Facebook posts “nifty” or something like that. I wondered about the weight and texture.

  • Judi says:

    If you use the “craft” cement mixes; they are very light weight and very smooth. I use the product from Mondo. Will have to try the ones from the hardware stores.

  • Judi says:

    I use candy molds with mine. Some are very interesting. I like to use fish and shells.
    Judi

  • Irene Vrbensky says:

    cement (rather than actual concrete) is smooth and light. Surprisingly lightweight. I think even concrete is light.

  • Mary Anne says:

    Google how to make concrete jewelry and there are many dozens and dozens of links, materials, and gorgeous examples of high end concrete mixed with 14 k gold, down to the more rustic looks. It’s been around as a jewelry medium a long time, and now there are several types of mixtures to choose from.

  • Mary Anne, thank you for this research!

  • Interesting idea, Judi! Thank you for this neat tip.

  • Irene Vrbensky says:

    Thanks Mary Anne. I like the idea of using metallic leaf and/or transferring an image onto it. Am just experimenting now. Will post if anything looks half decent. ha ha

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