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Category Archives: Polymer Clay Pendants
The Tree of Happiness pendant is a new addition to my Etsy Shop this summer. I love trying new designs, and trees are a favorite of mine. Gardening is one of my many passions. We recently planted a Norfolk Pine tree, and 2 Red Cedars. The shape of these particular trees reminds me of Christmas trees!
These pendants are available in my Etsy Shop Beadazzle Me
|Norfolk Pine in the distance, Juniper front|
|Magnolia and Red Cedar|
My New PDF File Tutorial is finally complete!
Click on the link above to view it.
This is 4th Polymer Clay tutorial
that I have made available in my
Etsy Shop, Beadazzle Me.
This tutorial will guide you step by step, how-to create Polymer Clay Mica Shift Striped Pendants, it includes 30 pages of easy to understand instructions, and 53 color images.
Directions are also printed right on the photos, so you may choose to follow the photos only, for an easy, photo by photo version of the tute..
Here are a few examples of my
completed Mica Shift jewelry
|Mica Shift Technique Earrings|
|Mica Shift 1″ Pendants|
The Resin tutorial below is a companion tutorial to this one
How to Apply Resin to Polymer Clay Pendants
Just Let Your Creativity Flow
I’ve discovered something lately, when I just lose myself in what I’m creating, it seems to come out better. In other words, don’t plan the design beforehand, just let it happen! Whatever clay scraps or canes are in front of me, that’s what I use, it’s a very relaxed approach. Most of the time I have the TV on, I am a big fan of I Love Lucy, so I watch a few of those episodes on the DVR, or there’s always something interesting on HGTV. This new, more relaxed attitude does have it’s drawbacks, most of the time I have no idea how I made the piece.
My latest project involves layering, with translucent clay, rainbow foils, and pearl canes. After I bake the pendant & it’s hot out of the oven, I plunge it in a bowl of ice water. This seems to help with the clarity in the layering. After that I start my sanding! I usually use about 3 different grades of wet sandpaper. I always follow that with a vigorous buffing on a microfiber dish towel. Then a nice thick layer of Enviro-tex lite resin, to bring out the colors and the depth.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams
I am thrilled to be featured on Polymer Clay Daily by Cynthia Tinapple! Thank you, I am honored to be included with so many talented polymer clay artists.
This is what I’m working on in my studio right now. I love anything that goes with Denim! Jeans are my everyday uniform:) This distressed-look pendant is perfect with the latest torn, or holey jean style, that is so popular right now.
All of these pendants are available in my Etsy Shop Beadazzle Me.
My millifiore pendant made on a Lime Green base that is layered with dichroic foils, you can see an area of green tinted foil towards the center of the pendant. Next step, adding the translucent swirly cane slices, then the largest flowers & finishing up with the tiny white blossoms. This pendant required lots of wet-sanding…but not too much! I’ve gotten so into the sanding sometimes, I’ve sanded some flowers right off the pendant!! Gosh, I hate when I do that:(
This is a Butterfly Pendant that I currently have for sale in my Etsy shop. The background base of the pendant is a skinner blend I created using Fimo Soft clay in a blend of Lime Green, Turquiose & White. On top of this I layered bits of Faux Dichroic, a clear Bubble cane & a few of my own Purple Aster Flower canes. The Butterfly cane was a work in progress, in other words, I’d add some new accent colors, let it sit, and go back to it again when I felt the urge to complete it! It probably took me a month or two to finally get it the way I liked it. For the finish glaze on the pendant I used a clear macro-sparkle treatment. I really like this finish, as it gives a luminous glow to the piece and is relatively easy to achieve a pleasing result.