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Polymer Clay Graphics

Polymer Clay Graphics

What’s on my work table this week?  Graphic Black & White canes! 

I’m also working on a new Polymer Clay Tutorial, on how I construct my Millefiori Cuff Bracelets. I hope to have it completed soon:)

Please stop by and visit my Etsy Shop to see my latest designs!
Beadazzle Me Polymer Clay Jewelry

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Polymer Clay Free Tutorial: Making a Mold

Polymer Clay Free Tutorial: Making a mold using Weeds, Flowers, & Pods

 

                                               How to Make a Polymer Clay Mold

Spring has sprung here on the sunny West-Coast of Florida. Flowers are blooming, trees are lush and green, and the weeds are abundant!  It inspired me to go for a walk in the woods, and as polymer clay is always on my mind, I decided to search for something new to use in my mold-making. I found so many interesting shapes and textures that I thought would lend themselves perfectly to polymer clay. A few of the plant specimens are shown below. I found it best to use them right away, as they seem to dry out quickly, and become brittle.

Use a conditioned piece of Premo clay that has been rolled out on the #1 setting of the pasta machine. Cut 2 small squares and lay them one on top of the other, so you have a double thickness of clay. Place the clay block on a baking tile. Dust the top of the clay with some cornstarch to act as a release. Trim the plant specimen and arrange it in a pleasing pattern on the clay block.
Next, cover your work with a piece of parchment paper. Using an acrylic square, press down to embed plants and stems.

Grasp the stems by the ends, and carefully pull them out, so as not to distort the raw clay mold. For the stubborn ones left behind, use a beading pin to gently pry up the pieces. If you are going to use the mold to make earrings you can stop at this step.

I like to add a raised frame around the edge when I make a mold for a pendant, it really sets off the design. If you decide to put resin on your pendant, the frame has the added advantage of holding the resin on top of your pendant.
Now, place the mold in your clay oven, and bake for approximately 30 minutes at 275 degrees.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial, Happy crafting!
Tip:  When using your new mold to make a pendant, dust it thoroughly with cornstarch, so the clay doesn’t stick to the mold.
Pendant made using the mold with the raised edge frame
*Note how nicely the thin edge holds the resin

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Polymer Clay Flower Dangle Earrings: Free Tutorial

Flower Dangle Earrings                 © Sherri Kellberg,  Beadazzle Me.etsy.com 2014

Polymer Clay Tutorial by artist Sherri Kellberg

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 This is a free tutorial for all my blog followers  

Earrings are my favorite piece of jewelry to create! I love color coordinating  them with different outfits. It’s the perfect way to add a splash of color and pizzazz to your style. My Etsy Shop is full of unique Wearable Art jewelry.I hope you enjoy making these earrings, add your own spin on them, try them in sparkly gold or silver! Happy crafting!

STEP ONE:  Condition a segment of Bronze Premo! clay, roll out on the #2 setting of your pasta machine. Cut out 2 circles with a 1″ cutter.

STEP TWO:  Form each circle into a tube bead shape. Roll until smooth.

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STEP THREE:  Roll each tube bead over the texture sheet

STEP FOUR:  Use the bead piercing tool to incise lines & dots on bead. Make a hole horizontally through the top part of the bead. Bake clay beads as per package directions.

STEP FIVE: Making the marbled flower bead.  Condition a segment of Bronze and one of Copper. Marble the colors together, roll out on #1. Cut 4 flower shapes (use 2 flowers to make 1 bead), using the Flower cutter tool.

STEP SIX:  Stamp the bead with a small flower stamp. Make a vertical bead hole through the flower bead. Bake as directed on clay package. 


 

STEP SEVEN: Distress the beads with acrylic paints. Brush on, wipe off excess

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STEP EIGHT: Assemble earrings, add copper findings & beads

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Polymer clay Liquid clay Tutorial

Polymer Clay Tutorial: Using Liquid Polymer Clay

NEW Faux Lamp-Work
Focal Bead Tutorial

Introducing my latest tutorial: Faux Lamp-Work Beads
the tutorial explains how to create the glass-like droplets on the bead. you
can use this technique on Beads, Pendants, Earrings, charms, etc.
I love working with Kato Liquid Clay, and you will too!  I’ve always dreamed of making real glass Lamp-Word beads, but this technique is the next best thing!
 this tutorial is available now in
SWIRL BEADS
RAISED DOT BEADS
SWIRL & RAISED DOT PATTERN
Purple Barrel Beads with liquid clay swirls

Purple Barrel Beads with liquid clay swirls

Teal Freshwater Pearl Earrings with liquid clay water droplets

  Teal Freshwater Pearl Earrings with liquid clay water droplets

 

Water Droplet Raspberry Bead Set

Water Droplet Raspberry Bead Set

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: 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 Clay Tutorial: Applying Resin to 3 Types of Pendants

New Polymer Clay Tutorial

 This tutorial illustrates how to apply a 2-part resin coating to the top surface of 3 Different Types of Pendants:

• Flat, smooth pendants, Steps 1-12
• Raised textured pendants, Steps 13-15
• Curved Pendants, Steps 16-19
• Adding a second coat of resin, Steps 20-21

I just released my third Tutorial, I thought I’d never finish this one! It has 35 pages & 61 Photos. The photos are close-ups, so you can easily follow the step by step format. The reason I decided to write this particular tutorial is that I’ve had so many customers & folks on my fan page ask me “How do you get that shine on your pendants”? Now, you can find out the steps I take to get that great domed effect & fabulous shine on the most difficult to cover projects like the Raised Surface Pendants, I make in my Cabochon Pendant Tutorial! This is the way I found that works best for me, and I get perfect results every time. Here is the link to the Resin tutorial.
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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 Tutorial: How to Make Faux Glass Beads

Tutorial: How-to Create Faux Glass Beads

I just released my first Tutorial! How-to Create Polymer Clay
Faux Glass Beads. It’s available in my Etsy Shop Beadazzle Me.
I sold my first copy just an hour after listing it on Etsy!
I love sharing my techniques & ideas. This tutorial
is a complete step-by-step guide, with 20 full-color photos,
of  how to achieve your own, unique, hand-crafted beads!
You’ll be amazed by how Glass-like they appear! They are made
using the new Pardo Professional Polymer clay.
It’s so much Fun, you won’t be able to stop at justone, it’s addicting! Make your own shimmery Faux Glass Bead bracelet, Earrings,
or maybe a simple drop pendant.
Happy Crafting:)
 3/23/11 Happy Birthday Mom!  This Tutorial is dedicated in my Mom’s memory. She taught me every craft skill imaginable…she is my Heart:)

How to: Faux Hidden Magic Tutorial

Polymer Clay Faux Hidden Magic

Free Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

Here is my simplified version of the Hidden Magic technique. It’s quick & easy & the results are comparable to real thing, if I do say so myself-lol! I’m an impatient person, if I get an idea I like to see the finished product ASAP!
I used Premo Clay for this demo, the colors are vibrant & it retains a nice flexibility after baking.The cane I used for this bracelet was an older one, so after I ran the slice through the pasta machine on #2, I added a very thin sheet of translucent on top, to hold it all together. Then, the thin black & white sheets over that. Run the whole concoction through on #3, and then black side down on your stamp on #1. Wha-La !