Sure it’s fun to make your own jewelry, but how much better to make even the beads! In this video I’ll how you a simple technique for adding sparkle and color to translucent polymer clay.
Although I’m quite pleased with how this project came out, it wasn’t my intent to make a green bracelet. The plan was to make beads in blues, purples and greens, but the blue turned more green and the purples were a weird muddy pink.
However, the greens are rather nice, so all’s well that ends well. 🙂
That’s one tricky thing about using translucent polymer clay: what you see before baking is not necessarily what you get afterwards. Since now I know the Premo Translucent clay has a bit of a yellowing effect, next time I’ll make it work for me and try using autumnal shades instead.
Also, I need to get some Pardo Transparent Clay to experiment with, as it’s clarity & transparency is highly regarded among other polymer clay artists.
Tools & Materials:
- 1/2 package translucent clay
- 1 sheet Gold Simple Leaf
- alcohol inks such as Stream and Bottle
- 16 inches chain for bracelet
- 14 eye pins
- 28 3mm beads
- 2 jump rings
- Bone Folder
- Acrylic Clay Roller or pasta machine
- Clay Blade
- Acrylic Block
- Doll Needle
- 1-Step Looper or round nose pliers
- chain nose pliers
Enjoy and happy creating!
You can watch the Emerald Isles Beads & Bracelet Video Polymer Clay Tutorial over at YouTube.