I chose these summery floral sunglasses from the fabulous, celebrity-endorsed label, A-Morir to demonstrate how to get authentic ceramic effect; it would work equally well on jewellery.
This one's simple but slightly technique-led. For a more specific explanation, keep it here!
About an hour, including clay drying time.
"That's all well and good" you're surely thinking, "but where or how do you achieve the rose shape in polymer clay?" With the soft clay I used (Sculpey III range), it's quite easy to do in stages, using a scalpel, as demonstrated in this brief gif tutorial.
If gifs don't agree with your computer, the process entails rolling clay into a small ball; digging the scalpel around the edge and peeling away some 'petals' and carving a wavy spiral shape in the middle.
Repeat the process until you have enough roses to cover the frames above the lenses, then add paintwork.