I have to admit I have a bit of a bias for amethyst. It’s the birthstone for February and I am a February birthday. Valentine’s Day in fact is my birthday. So I’ve received my share of amethyst themed gifts over the years. Polymer clay is a great materials for faux stones though the clearer, more crystal like stones are obviously more difficult to make with just poly clay. Despite that I went and rounded up some examples of faux amethyst. If anyone knows of any other examples – or tutorials – I’d love to hear!
Myself, I’ve made a foggy faux amethyst with a bit of plaque-y fimo art translucent, the tiniest crumb of purple and some good sanding. It turned out a little like the little faux amethyst art doll face here. She includes some notes on how she made her faux pieces. Another interpretation is this faux agate-like amethyst from Blessed Bead Jewelery. The above pictured piece is a whimsical faceted one from UnaOdd.
By Elaine Robitaille