Today I bring to you the first in a new weekly series. From now on every Wednesday I’ll have another polymer clay tutorial for you, focusing primarily on using this wonderful medium in jewelry.
Sure it’s fun to buy beads and use them to make beautiful things, but I hope to challenge you to make your creations even more personal and unique by making many of your own components.
This project begins with several basic sculpting techniques, so simple that you could get the kids involved! Instead of a razor blade you can give them a plastic scraper and use toothpicks in place of needle tools. 🙂
I hope you find this new series helpful. If you have ideas for videos, please let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
You can watch the Sculpted Leaves Earrings-Polymer Clay Video Tutorial over at YouTube.
- 1/2-inch balls each of light, medium and dark green polymer clay, such as Sculpey Soufflé Pesto
- Perfect Pearls or Gilders Paste
- waxed linen twine
- 24 small beads
- 2 8mm jump rings
- 2 ear wires
- 6-inch ceramic tile
- Acrylic Clay Roller
- scrap of index card
- single edge razor blade or Clay Blade
- Needle Tool
- Christi Friesen Wow It’s Awesome tool
- 1/16 inch drill bit
- Chain Nose Pliers
See the video for complete instructions.
By the way, the Garden Fairy House tutorial was published in the January/February 2015 issue of Polymer Café magazine. You can find back issues here. Just scroll down to that date and you’ll see “Garden Fairy House – By Sandy Huntress” at the bottom of the list.