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Custom Ring Dishes

Little Birdie Ring Dishes

Bird Ring/ Trinket Dish

These little bird dishes are a bit of handmade art, to hold your rings and things. They make great gifts for birthdays, hostess, teacher, or special friend! They are created from 100% polymer clay, and decorated with some of my unique cane slices. The edges are hi-lighted with 18 KT. Gold Leaf.

Wise Owl Trinket Dish

The Wise Owl trinket dish is made from Premo Gold metallic clay. It was distressed using Adirondack Turquoise patina ink.

Patchwork Bird Trinket Dish

If you would like to see more of my Ring Dishes, please click on the live link to visit my Etsy Shop

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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

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.

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

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

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

Polymer clay: Millifiore meets Faux Dichroic

Millifiore Meets Faux Dichroic

I’m having a great time this summer working with my own unique flower canes. I love mixing the colors and layering the different types of flowers, for a real 3-D look. After sanding the pendants with 3 progressively higher grits of sandpaper, it’s time for a nice thick coat of resin for a glass-like shine!

My pendants are available in my Beadazzle Me Polymer
Clay Jewelry available in my  Etsy Shop

Polymer Clay Kitty Cat Teapot

“How To” Polymer Clay Project:  Using a Recycled Light-bulb

Black & White Kitty-Cat Teapot stands only
 3 1/2″ tall and is sculpted from Fimo polymer clay over a
small appliance light-bulb. I used an assortment of my
handmade black & white canes
to decorate the little fellow. The tiny teapot will actually
hold water & can be used as a vase too!

Polymer Clay takes an Organic path

Earthy Organics Collection

My new Earthy Organics collection was inspired by my love of nature and plants. I experimented with some textural plaid designs in the Organic Orbs. The colors I used are rich earth tones, reminiscent of soft mossy greens, bark browns & turquiose stone. Pardo makes some fabulous colors in their Professional Jewelry Clay line, and best of all it’s easy to condition!  I also added some Faux Obsidian for contrast, and a bit of Faux Sea Sponge to bring in some hi-lights. Blown-Glass hollow beads bring another punch of turquiose. The necklace is constructed with pewter-look findings, which lends a matte/natural appearance to the metal.

Polymer Clay Faux Geode Necklace

This necklace was created using a Faux technique. I used Fimo Classic translucent for this project as it is a firm clay suitable for caning. I mixed bits of Premo in Violet & Purple to make the clear colors, edged in a translucent black squiggles cane.

I’m still wondering whatever possessed me to create this piece, it must be my ongoing love of Rocks & Geodes. Ever since I was a little kid I’ve had this fascination with rocks:  Large river rocks, amethyst geodes, quartz, mica…just about any form of rock & I will collect it! I think I picked the wrong place to live when I moved to Florida…no rocks here! Just shells (another obsession) & lots of sand! You actually have to buy rocks here & are they ever expensive too!!

I absolutely love the smooth river rocks, I paint them with whimsical designs so they can decorate my flower garden. Of course I also have my indoor rocks too! I paint those to resemble cats, dogs, bunnies & raccoons! I save the smaller smooth rocks to use as paperweights covered with colorful polymer clay canes.

I’ve also gotten in to trouble with my rock addiction. Every vacation I just have to gather a few rocks as mementos of our visit. Well, one winter vacation we all flew to the coast of Maine. Needless to say, I was in rock heaven! My family looked on from the comfort of the warm car, shaking their heads as I gathered handfuls of granite in the freezing weather. I had so many rocks packed in my suitcase & handbag I could barely zip them, much to the dismay of the officers checking through the baggage for contraband. I don’t know if it was a coincidence or not, but many people were asked to voluntarily get off the small commuter flight out of Bangor, due to excess weight. Do you think it could have been my precious collection of rocks?