Polymer Clay Tutorial: for Polyform Products

Emerald Faux Dichroic Pendant: featuring Pantone’s Color for 2013

 

 

My NEW Emerald Faux Dichroic pendant featuring
Pantone’s color of the year for 2013


I created this pendant and the tutorial for the Polyform Products Company, the maker’s of my favorite clay Premo!  Here is the link to the free  tutorial I wrote for them: www.sculpey.com/projects/premo-dichroic-look-pendant

Enjoy the free tutorial! Check out all the great new 
products from Sculpey too!
Their new texture sheets are fabulous.

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

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.

The Polymer Arts Magazine

The Polymer Arts Magazine

The Winter issue of The Polymer Arts magazine has arrived! This issue is a special one for me, because I was lucky enough to be included in it as an Emerging Artist. Take a peek:

This issue is packed full of inspirational ideas, helpful techniques, and some great articles. You can get your own digital copy, or order a print one here: The Polymer Arts magazine

Statement Necklaces

Polymer Clay Miniature Pendants

Humming Bird Pendant

Fall is in the air here in Florida, anything in the 70’s is considered a cool spell in the Sunshine State! Hoping for a cooler winter this year too, maybe I’ll even get to wear a sweater! The brisk weather has inspired me to add a bit of the outdoors to my work. I’m trying something a bit more organic & using more earth-tones. Take a peek at my miniature 1″ square pendants.

Bronze & Turquiose Swan
Peacock Feather & BrocadeThese pendants are currently available in my Etsy Shop Beadazzle Me

Polymer Clay Faux Dichroic

My latest experiments involve the use of some scraps leftover from other projects. I carefully save the little bits between layers of wax paper, and store them in plastic file drawers. Last weekend I decided it was due time to find out what was lurking in those secret drawers. What I discovered was a scrap pile consisting mostly of my favorite colors, purple, lavender, turquiose, & various blue-green shades. Here are the results of my weekend foraging:)

Most of these pendants are available in my Etsy ShopBeadazzle Me

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
 

Wearable Art for your Ears

Wearable Art for your Ears

What’s on my work-table this week?  Earrings!  I love making earrings, they are practically the only jewelry I wear, other than my wedding ring.

I created a fern mold & made a few sets of these, with 14K gold findings. They are quite thin & delicate, with a generous coating of resin, to add shine & depth.

Of course, I had to make some purple earrings too, my favorite color!

These “Fairy Wing” earrings are something a bit different for me. I wasn’t sure I liked them & I almost threw them in the reject bowl (yes, I have a Large reject bowl) but I managed to tweak them a bit & they turned out quite interesting!

I made these leaf shaped earring from an old Kaleidoscope cane. I love Hot Pink & Orange together, it’s such a 70’s retro look.

Come take a peek at the other goodies I have for sale in My Etsy Shop Beadazzle Me

Creating my Own Pendant Settings

Making a Pendant Setting

Currently, I’m working on designing some pendant settings, to use with small cabochons. I’m making my own molds with Premo clay, by impressing found objects, then cutting them out with metal shape cutters. I mixed a few Premo Metallic colors together to create a Golden/Bronze look for the setting. After I baked it I applied some Burnt Umber to add an antique look. Then a few touches of Treasure Gold rub, to highlight the raised design.

Now, I’m trying to decide what color cabochons to make as the insert. Here is a Turquiose, Metallic Tan, & White abstract cab.

Whatever cabochon inserts I decide to use, I will definitely coat them with resin before I affix them to the setting.

Completed Cabochon Setting in Silver clay with black accents