Sometimes the trickiest part of making custom polymer clay jewelry pieces is locating findings that enhance and work well with them. We can easily solve this problem by creating our own findings out of yet more polymer clay.
It’s not only solves the problem but actually makes our pieces even more unique and creative.
In today’s video I will show you how simple it is to make fancy, decorative tube style bails for your clay or other pieces.
I show enhancing them with textures, mica powders and Gilders Pastes, but you can be as decorative as you need to be in order to get a cohesive look in your jewelry.
Tools and Materials:
- Polymer clay in colors of your choice
- Armor All, or you can just use water as a release
- Texture stamps
- Cutters, symmetrical shapes such as diamond, round, oval & square are easiest but you can use any
- Mica powders
- Gilders paste
- Small Kemper cutter set
- Clay blade
- 1/4 inch wooden dowel, or other mandrel
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the DIY Polymer Clay Jewelry Bails-Friday Findings Tutorial video on YouTube.