Apr 252017

filigrees n roses cover

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.

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Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Filigree ‘n’ Roses Polymer Clay Jewelry Tutorial at YouTube.

May 222015

Friday Findings-Bead Caps.JPG

Bead caps are wonderful little jewelry findings that can really dress up a bead and make a piece much more fancy. They come in just about every finish and style that you can imagine, but did you know that you can do a lot more with them than just caps beads?

In the video I give you several ideas for using bead caps in alternate ways in your jewelry. I hope this gets your imagination firing, you’ll likely think of many more!

You can watch the Friday Findings-New Uses For Bead Caps video over at YouTube.