Good Impressions: Making a Mold
Follow these steps to create pendants and charms with real depth.
Photography: Johnny Miller
Source: Martha Stewart
You can create permanent, flexible molds of finely detailed objects with the use of special mold-making clay. Use these molds to reproduce favorite designs from family heirlooms or flea-market finds in any color you choose.
Sculpey Mold Maker, $11 for 8 oz, createforless.com.
Cameos or intaglios
Start by using the conditioning machine to roll out a piece of mold-making clay to 1/4- to 1/2-inch thickness.
Cut out a square or rectangle that's slightly larger than the item you want to cast.
Press your item all the way into the clay –– cameos and intaglios take to the mold-making clay beautifully –– and then remove it and bake the clay according to the package directions.