Rin's bracelet from Yugioh! ARC-V (third time's the charm)

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#1 Zoeyromanov on 6 months ago

I made this bracelet the first time around without too much trouble, I used sculpey and used a ready made green gem for the gem in the middle.
However, when I tried to remake it as the first one ended up breaking on me (not because it wasn't cured enough, I ended up splitting it too much after trying to wiggle my hand through it to put it on.) What would you recommended when making this bracelet to be sure it keeps its shape while the scupley is baking? What I mean by that is when I previously would put the scupley in to cook it, it cured decently, however the bracelet wouldn't come out with a circumference the way a regular bracelet would. I tried to keep it in a circular shape as best I could but I guess I must've shifted the clay when I would check on it.
And as a bonus question: Are there any other materials that I could use to make it without having to go back to scupley? I don't mind using sculpey again, as it worked for me before but I'm just curious.

References:
[url]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/c/c3/Rin_bracelet.png/revision/latest?cb=20161018060347[/url]
[url]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/b/b7/Rin'sBracelet.png/revision/latest?cb=20150503141413[/url]
[url]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/c/c7/Natural_Energy_Bracelets.png/revision/latest?cb=20161016145032[/url] (the one with the green gem)
[url]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/7/7f/Four_Dimension_Bracelets.png/revision/latest?cb=20160519193656[/url] (the very thick one, it's a back view)

#2 Midnight Dawn on 6 months ago

There are a few ways to do it.

But with the latest in developments I'd honestly 3D print this thing and commit the model to file to print it out as many times as you want. It really saves on a lot of heart ache if you're really super OCD about consistency and shape.

#3 Penlowe on 6 months ago

Oven bake clays shrink when baking, it's why they are best for tiny things or things that are consistent thickness throughout. The shape you are trying to make just opens it up to deforming while baking even more. So, not all you, the materials are finicky.

#4 Zoeyromanov on 6 months ago

[QUOTE=Midnight Dawn;5068016]There are a few ways to do it.

But with the latest in developments I'd honestly 3D print this thing and commit the model to file to print it out as many times as you want. It really saves on a lot of heart ache if you're really super OCD about consistency and shape.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, I hear 3D printing in cosplay is becoming a thing now. I'm actually am not opposed to 3D printed this thing as it does sound cool and it does save me time. I'm not too finicky when making stuff, because you can only be so accurate (on a similar note one of the other bracelets I made came out nicer.) I think maybe it's a person's handle on materials they use (not just for this) that's why stuff ends up looking nice xD. However for context, to wear for the character in question all I need is the bracelet done right now.

[QUOTE=Penlowe;5068017]Oven bake clays shrink when baking, it's why they are best for tiny things or things that are consistent thickness throughout. The shape you are trying to make just opens it up to deforming while baking even more. So, not all you, the materials are finicky.[/QUOTE]

Oh, I see. Actually, that is good know xD. I was also contemplating using Arda's new foam clay, too but would the same thing happen as both materials are still clay?

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