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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 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

Please stop by and visit my Etsy Shop for Polymer Clay Jewelry, and many more Tutorials: Beadazzle Me

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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Shabby Chic Polymer Clay

Shabby Chic Polymer Clay

Vintage Rose Pendant & Earring Set

Something new on my work table this week. I love how the dusty rose flowers pop, against the turquiose background. The leaves are done in a soft olive green, highlighted with 18K gold leafing.

 Stop in & see them in my Etsy shop Beadazzle Me Polymer clay Jewelry.

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.

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