For the final charm in our 2015 Christmas charms series I’m going to teach you a very cool technique that’s been floating around the Internet for quite some time.
It’s called the swirly lentil technique and although it looks easy, and it is, it does take a bit of practice to get it right.
I’ll show you how to make a quick and easy peppermint cane which you could just use slices of, but it’s a lot of fun to make them swirly.
I would suggest pulling out some scrap clay in a few colors that you like. Be sure to add some white as it adds a nice contrast, and then do some practicing. If you really hate what you make you can always roll it up in a ball and start over again!
Here is the finished bracelet. I think it’s really cute and kind of fun and I hope you I’ve taught you not only how to make these adorable charms, but that you’ve learned some techniques that you be able to use again in other projects.
A few of the supplies used in this bracelet:
- 6mm 1/4″ Jingle Bells, Mixed Colors
- Antique Gold Jump Rings, 4mm & 6mm
- Double Link Metal Chain, Antique Gold
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
You can watch the Peppermint Swirl-Christmas Charms Week 5-Polymer Clay Video Tutorial over at YouTube.
Here are links to the previous videos in the series:
- Christmas Stockings-Christmas Charms Week 1-Polymer Clay Video Tutorial
- Knitted Mittens-Christmas Charms Week 2-Polymer Clay Video Tutorial
- Flocked Snowman-Christmas Charms Week 3-Polymer Clay Video Tutorial
- Christmas Trees-Christmas Charms Week 4-Polymer Clay Video Tutorial