Gemstone imitation

Faux aquamarine

Like with other semi-precious gemstones that have clear (transparent) varieties and more "cloudy" varieties, aquamarine can be easily imitated in a very realistic way in its less transparent variety.

In the following tutorial you can see how easy it is to obtain

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Faux carnelian

Carnelian is a semi-precious gemstone beloved by many. Its rich color, be it orangish or reddish or even sun yellow, has been associated with health and wealth since antiquity.

If very clear carnelian is impossible to imitate with polymer clay, the varieties that have lighter and darker zones in the same stone, as well as "cloudy" areas can be imitated very realistically. In the following tutorial I am showing you how to obtain a very

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Faux fluorite

Fluorite is the mineral form of calcium fluoride. I will not get very technical here, just say a few words.

Even if it can be found in a multitude of colors, the most publicly known variant is the one that mixes a specific hue of green and a specific hue of violet. In the tutorial below I am giving you the

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Faux jade

In this tutorial, I present to you a way of obtaining a very realistic faux nephrite using polymer clay.

 

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