https://flic.kr/p/dfBL59 | Steel wool rubbed pendant | The final effect after using steel wool to burnish the surface

The final effect after using steel wool to burnish the surface - photo tutorial

https://flic.kr/p/dfBJgW | Aztec Gold Pearl Ex powder | Azetc Gold powder was used to cover the entire front of the pendant

Cracked Leather Pendant Tutorial: Step 23 - Aztec Gold Pearl Ex powder

https://flic.kr/p/dfBM3G | Sculpey UltraLite clay | I used Sculpey Ultralite clay to create a form inside between the top and bottom layers of clay

I used Sculpey Ultralite clay to create a form inside between the top and bottom layers of clay

https://flic.kr/p/dfBCUC | X-Acto knife to score surface | Using an X-Acto knife, I scored the surface randomly slicing at right angles to each other

Using an X-Acto knife, I scored the surface randomly slicing at right angles to each other

https://flic.kr/p/dfBwgf | Cracked Leather pendant | I made this pendant today for a tutorial to show how I get this "cracked" surface and aged effect.  From my Cracked Leather tutorial.

Page McNall - I made this pendant today for a tutorial to show how I get this "cracked" surface and aged effect. From my Cracked Leather tutorial.

https://flic.kr/p/dfBE3z | Top draped over donut | The top layer is nicely draped over the internal donut opening up the cracks.  Note that the top and bottom layers of clay are pressed together in the center and around all edges

The top layer is nicely draped over the internal donut opening up the cracks. Note that the top and bottom layers of clay are pressed together in the center and around all edges

https://flic.kr/p/dfBDry | Drywall fabric under deli paper | While having my kitchen remodeled, I discovered a roll of sheetrock tape and decided to use it to impress a grid pattern on the back of this pendant

Cracked Leather Pendant Tutorial: Step 6 -Drywall fabric under deli paper

https://flic.kr/p/dfBFUZ | Black Pearl Ex powder | Black powder was dusted over the surface to give an aged effect

Cracked Leather Pendant Tutorial: Step 21 -Black Pearl Ex powder

https://flic.kr/p/dfBG8F | Center detail with polymer clay tool

Cracked Leather Pendant Tutorial: Step 18 -Center detail with polymer clay tool

https://flic.kr/p/dfCddV | Press top layer into donut center | I used a glove to avoid fingerprints and slowly pressed the top layer into the center of the donut until I felt it stick to the base layer

I used a glove to avoid fingerprints and slowly pressed the top layer into the center of the donut until I felt it stick to the base layer

https://flic.kr/p/dfBGbH | Blue Pearl Ex powder in cracks | The bright blue powder was dusted into the cracks

Cracked Leather Pendant Tutorial: Step 22 -Blue Pearl Ex powder in cracks

https://flic.kr/p/dfBDUN | Surface layer cut larger than base | Here you can see the little Ultralite donut I placed on the underside of the base/bottom layer.  I laid the base over the top layer to help figure out how large to cut the top layer. As you can see, I cut it just a bit bigger to allow room to drape over the Ultralite donut.

Cracked Leather Pendant Tutorial: Step 10 -Surface layer cut larger than base

https://flic.kr/p/dfBEcy | UltraLite donut on base clay | Ultralite donut on the underside of the base clay layer

Cracked Leather Pendant Tutorial: Step 8 -UltraLite donut on base clay

https://flic.kr/p/dfBADR | Scored surface grid | Here you can see when I roll the clay, cracks appear on the surface, but not all the way through

Cracked Leather Pendant Tutorial: Step 5 - Here you can see when I roll the clay, cracks appear on the surface, but not all the way through

https://flic.kr/p/dfBHEk | Steel wool to lightly remove powders | I used a light touch with fine steel wool to selectively rub off the multiple layers of Pearl Ex powders, leaving just enough to create interest

I used a light touch with fine steel wool to selectively rub off the multiple layers of Pearl Ex powders, leaving just enough to create interest

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