The back of jewelry.

I always see the front of jewelry, but no one shows the back side. I would like more information on different ways to finish the back of my polymer clay creations. I use a bezel frame with no backing but feel it is incomplete.
My email address is if anyone has any great ideas on this. Thanks!!

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Jan 27, 2012
What to do with the back of your polymer clay jewelry
by: Anonymous

Thank you for posting this question. You are right, there is not much information on what to do with the back of polymer clay jewelry.
There are some things you can do to make the back look good as well as the front.

- You can sand and buff the back. You can se how if you click the button "polymer clay basics" in the navbar, scroll to the bottom of that page and choose the link: Choose the right surface finish for your polymer clay beads.

- You can stamp the back or give it some sort of pattern.

- You can glue the piece onto some padding and then stitch around it with Peyote stitch and seed beads. Then put it on a nice piece of fabric and use brich stitch along the edge to sew the two fabrics together. That will give you a very nice backing and even enhance your polymer clay piece. Check out the stitches in the tutorials section: "Bead weaving tutorials"

- You can, as you mention, use a beezel with a closed back.

- You can use peyote stitch and beezel the pieces back, like you can see in this bead weaving tutorial: Spectacular snake eye ring. You will find it among the links at the bottom of the Bead Weaving Tutorials.

I hope this will help you a little. I wish you good luck, and all the best!

Anne Cecilie

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