Attempt #1My first attempt was based around this black glass "pimp" goblet I found on amazon. I liked the size and the opacity of the glass. I did not want the bedazzling.
I still wanted a dragonscale goblet but my glass broke. I realized I had sculpey clay on hand from a sale at Joanne's.
Base coating the whole piece with black paint. I would recommend against painting any parts you will be drinking from, especially if you want to use spray paint.
Turn it upside-down and get in there real good!
online tutorial to try and do gemstones. Break out your color chart and pick a gemstone that contrasts your chosen dragon color. Note, I should have started with a darker base orange to make it more of a gemstone, but these still work as simple polished stones.
water based polyurethane to seal the clay. Polyurethane is food safe once fully cured, and water based polyurethane plays nicely with polymer clay (oil based liquids will degrade polymer clay and could leave it a sticky mess after a few months). Give it a couple good coats and let it dry in between.
Note, the second cloudy goblet is after letting water sit in the goblet for a week. It didn't feel tacky to the touch or runny, so it may very well be fine, but I don't know.
I still really want a dragonscale goblet, but I am taking a break from any ill fated attempts. Maybe if I find a cheap plastic goblet at a thrift store I might try again. If you make an attempt, I would love to see how it turns out!