Polymer Clay Faux Labradorite Experiments
Labradorite is my very favorite stone. But, big statement pieces are expensive and limited in shapes and sizes. I desperately want a realistic polymer clay faux labradorite so I can endlessly customize the pieces. I’ve tried numerous tutorials to try and replicate it in polymer clay, but they were always not quite what I was looking for. They were all good, they just didn’t match my ideal. My ideal is good color, color shift, luminous but not glittery, tons of depth, and realistic striations and cracks.
I’ve spent years (literally, years) thinking about how to attempt an ideal (to me anyway) polymer clay faux labradorite. I’ve bought paints, powders, inks, foils, and on and on and on.
Finally, I think I’ve gotten pretty close. These polymer clay faux labradorite pendants have amazing depth and clarity in person, and pretty realistic color shift. So far I’ve only attempted a true blue version, but next up is adding in some greens and yellows, perhaps with a more grey matrix to add just a bit of cloudiness.
Below are a bunch of examples, including one massive necklace I made. It weighs a ton, but certainly makes a statement. Please do let me know what you think, I’m toying with writing a tutorial if there is enough interest out there.