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Polymer Clay Jewelry: Ethnic Inspired

 

Ethnic Inspired Polymer clay Jewelry

I love the rich earth-toned colors and varied textures of my latest collection of wearable art.
The deep russet, gold, and copper shades remind me of the falling leaves in Autumn. I miss the change of seasons, living here in sunny Florida. You would think I’d be used to it after over 30 years of living on the West Coast. I think my heart will always belong to the small CT. town that I grew up in.

 

Please come browse my Etsy Shop for these pieces, and many more of my artisan jewelry.

New Tutorial: How to Create Polymer Clay Faux Gemstone Pendants

Polymer Clay Faux Gemstone Pendants Tutorial

Introducing my sixth polymer clay tutorial to my Etsy Shop: How to Create Faux Gemstone Pendants. It includes 29 pages of step-by-step instructions, 47 photos, and a Gallery section of completed projects. I’ve had so many requests to write a tutorial on this new technique, I sure hope everyone will enjoy it! It is availble now in my Etsy Shop: Beadazzleme.etsy.com

Polymer Clay Tutorial: Mica Shift Swirl Technique

Polymer Clay Tutorial: Mica Shift Swirl Pendants

Introducing my newest tutorial “How to Create Mica Shift Swirl Pendants”.  This is the 5th tutorial I have written about Polymer Clay techniques. It contains 51 photos & step-by-step instructions (30 pages) that guide you through the process. The tutorial also includes a bonus section, explaining how to make the matching earrings, and how to add the earring/pendant findings.Below are a few different variations on the same technique. If you are interested in my tutorial it is available in my Etsy Shop: Beadazzle Me
 

Polymer Clay Tutorial: How to Create Mica Shift Striped Pendants

         Mica Shift Tutorial

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
Gray/Silver/Gunmetal Pendant
Sea-breeze Pendant
Mica Shift 1″ Pendants

The Resin tutorial below is a companion tutorial to this one
How to Apply Resin to Polymer Clay Pendants

Polymer Paisley

POLYMER PAISLEY
paisleya distinctive intricate pattern of curved, feather-shaped figures based on a pine cone design from India. ORIGIN – early 19th century, named after town of Paisley, Scotland, the original place of manufacture.
I’ve always loved the distinctive Paisley design. Many will remember the more psychedelic version from the late 60′s & 70′s, seeing it splattered over everything from caftans to wallpaper. My version is done in Premo metallic polymer clay. Mixing various shades of purples & violets to achieve a pleasing palette. To complete the look I added a crystal clear coating of Enviro-tex lite resin.
I also tried a complementary color mix of salmon, turquiose, & gold, for this shield shaped pendant. For the bail I used different sprockets I found at the local hardware store.

Just Let Your Creativity Flow

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.

 

 

Polymer Clay Tutorial: How to Create Cabochon Pendants

New Polymer Clay Tutorial

Now Available in my Etsy Shop

Introducing my 2nd Polymer Clay Tutorial.

This one is called “How to Create Cabochon Pendants”. It is a step-by-step guide, including 42 color photos, 28 pages. Also contains, a Gallery
of completed projects, and a helpful Q& A Tips section!
This is a 2-part tutorial, it’s like getting 2 tutorials in one!

The Tutorial is available

in my Etsy Shop

This Pendant was made for Breast Cancer Awareness

Polymer Clay Canes…Black & White

Polymer Clay Canes

I was in the mood to make some unique Polymer Clay Canes. I wanted something that would resemble a fine-line pen & ink drawing, but would be tiny enough to use on a 8, 10 or 12mm bead. I came up with this flower & vine idea.  The raw cane was approximately 4.5″ in diameter when I finished it. I forgot just how much clay is used in the process! I need to re-stock my White Fimo!

Here is a sampling of some of my new mini canes.

 

 

Polymer Clay 4-strand Sterling Silver Chain  Baubles Bracelet. Made with very tiny 5mm-8mm-10mm handmade beads. I discovered that creating a bracelet with these extremely small beads is painstaking work, especially with the arthritis in my hands.

Light as a feather, Bauble Earrings, done in Sterling silver

Polymer clay pendant with Resin coating

Polymer Clay Cabochons

Cabochons

I’ve had many customer requests to create flat-backed Cabochons for use in jewelry making. Here is my latest batch! I love experimenting with different color combos and shapes. Hope you like my new Cabs:)

Check out my Etsy Shop for the new arrivals!

Polymer Clay Raw Canes

Polymer Clay Raw Canes

A collection of some of my raw polymer clay canes. When the mood strikes me I’ll make a bunch of different canes, I usually work on about 3 projects at once. If I get tired of working on one, or can’t come up with any new ideas,  I simply set it aside & go on to something new. I guess that’s why my desk top is always such a jumbled mess! I have so many ideas just bouncing around inside my head, that I started to sketch them in a notebook, now I have an ever-growing number of jewelry designs in front of me, but not enough time to make them all!

Olive & Grape Cane: This was used to make the pendant below

Color Cube Canes: used to make the earrings below

Available in my Etsy Shop : Beadazzleme.etsy.com