Ok I have a new thing I wanna get into its clays chains but idk where to start I did some research but not much out there to give me what I'm looking for. I wanna know how these ppl make these chains and how they them so perfect to the T, if you don't know what I'm talking about go to YouTube and type clay chains and watch some videos and tell what you think and how you think they make them and what kinda clay you think they use and how you think that make them so perfect please thank you and kind regards
They look like they might be a low-fire clay blend---maybe made with paper clay. The surface designs might be stencils. Looking at the sparkles, I'm wondering if they used auto paint and baked it onto the fired clay. Would need to see one in person to get better clues....as you said, there's not much info on them.
Terminology is mixed now too. Old as I am, when I read 'clay' I think only of natural substance from the earth; never think in terms of polymers. And those who work in polymers are confused when I mention coiling or wheel terms or firing, slabs and glazing - so it's confusing all the way around. I think 'sculpting' might be the only common term. Not sure about that because I've only dabbled a bit with polymer clay.
Polymer clay fires in the 260*F range, so the beads and crystals would have to have a higher firing ability than that. Glass fires much higher so if the embellishments are glass it would probably work. Problem is, sometimes those embellishments don't adhere to the clay as it fires. And if they didn't, then you'd need adhesive.
Something about the first picture makes me think the clay contains something to make it speckle and sparkle like that; like it's already in the clay.