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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

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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.

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

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:)

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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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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.

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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.

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:)

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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