Tag Archives: polymer clay jewelry

Summer Jewelry Trends: Polymer Clay & Seashells

Summer Jewelry Trends: Polymer Clay & Seashells

Summer breezes, salt water, sand, & Seashells! One of my favorite hobbies is collecting unusual
shells from our gorgeous Florida beaches. I love incorporating my finds into my polymer clay
jewelry.

The most difficult shells to find are the orange scallop shells, the tinier the better. Nature creates such stunning colors. The background of this photo was taken on Sarasota Bay.

This bracelet contains a mix of small scallop shells, Cat’s Paws, Orange Jingle shells.
                                    Just Jewelry Magazine
Just Jewelry Magazine
Just Jewelry Magazine My Polymer Clay Starfish & Florida Shell Bracelets are featured in this issue of the magazine, June 2015.

Please stop by and visit my Etsy Shop:  Beadazzle Me
to see these pieces and more Seashell Jewelry.

Polymer Clay Faux Dichroic Jewelry

Polymer Clay Faux Dichroic Jewelry

I’ve been busy creating some colorful
Faux Dichroic jewelry for my Etsy Shop.

I always wanted to work with real dichroic glass, but this is the next best thing! I use a nice thick coat of Enviro tex lite resin
to bring my faux dichroic glass creations to life.

 
Textured Rainbow Earrings
You might like to try one of my tutorials, click the link below:

Tutorial

Spring is in the Air: Polymer Clay Fever

 Spring is in the Air: Polymer Clay Fever

Lots of white Polymer Clay, Flowers, Butterflies, and Leaves, that’s what you’ll find on my work desk today!

This lovely Spring weather has inspired me to create a Floral Teapot, to add to my growing collection.
Keep watching for updates on my Teapot to see how I finish it. I’m not sure if I will keep it all white, or maybe use some Patina Inks to add some subtle color washes. My neighbor stopped by to purchase 2 Butterfly Necklaces for her daughters, she saw me working on the Floral Teapot and loved it, so this one is already sold. I think everyone seems to love butterflies as much as I do:) Here is the completed
teapot, I used a turquoise patina ink, verdigris, and olive green. The finishing touch was the hi-lighting
done in 18K gold leaf.

I enjoy gardening & butterflies, so I always try to plant flowers that will attract colorful butterflies. My verbenas are just starting to bloom, in all their purple splendor!

Here are some of my favorite Butterfly Necklaces

See my Etsy shop for more Butterfly Jewelry Beadazzle Me

Polymer Clay Tutorial: How to Create a Polymer Clay Cuff Bracelet

Polymer Clay Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

New Tutorial

Purple Millefiori Cuff Bracelet

I finally finished my latest tutorial, this one took a couple months to complete. I love making cuff bracelets, and I hope people will find my unique technique of constructing them, a great alternative to other methods.

In my new tutorial How to Create a Polymer Clay Cuff Bracelet I reveal my secrets to successfully creating a sturdy & flexible Cuff Bracelet, from start to finish. The Tutorial will guide you step by step on “How To Create” a fabulous Millefiori flower pattern bracelet.

You will learn:
Basic construction of cuff, my own way
Step by Step Decorating cuff/ Inspirations/Ideas/my Millefiori technique
Finishing cuff/ Buffing/or Varnish
Drilling cuff & adding magnetic clasp

It includes 24 pages of easy to understand instructions, and 53 color images, Gallery photos of completed cuff bracelet projects. This Millefiori technique (of using small flower canes to decorate) may be used on pendants & other polymer clay pieces. I explain how I do all my millefiori work, so that it appears seamless, and requires little wet-sanding.
Suitable for use by Intermediate to Advanced level polymer clay enthusiasts, will also enjoy it. Some prior experience with polymer clay is needed.

Beadazzle Me Polymer Clay Jewelry    visit my Etsy shop to see all my tutorials!

purple 1-002Link to tutorial:
 https://www.etsy.com/listing/233245943/polymer-clay-tutorial-millefiori-cuff?ref=shop_home_feat_2

Polymer Clay Flower Dangle Earrings: Free Tutorial

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

Polymer Clay Tutorial by artist Sherri Kellberg

Please visit my Etsy Shop for more tutorials    https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadazzleMe?ref=si_shop

 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 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.

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

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 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.