I was hesitant at first to do a video with polymer clay roses as they seem so very basic to me. However after thinking about it I decided to go ahead because even if you’ve made polymer clay roses before you may not have thought of using them in this way.
I love the vintage look you get when putting these delicate flowers on metal and filigree pieces!
As you can see, the possibilities for application are endless. I made just a few pieces of jewelry, but you could use them to decorate all sorts of things. Think about covering boxes, home dec, pens… anything that doesn’t get too much handling, as they are rather delicate.
One thing I forgot to mention in the video was that for the earrings I only used six petals in addition to the center to keep them small and in proportion to the findings. It’s really simply a matter of using as many petals as you need to get the fullness and shape you want.
Tools and Materials:
- Polymer clay in colors of your choice (I like to add some Pearl for sparkle)
- Metal filigree pieces
- 3/16 inch Kemper round cutter
- Pasta machine or acrylic roller
- Clay blade
- 1/8 inch ball tool
- Polybonder glue
- Scrap of paper or index card
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Filigree ‘n’ Roses Polymer Clay Jewelry Tutorial at YouTube.