Here’s a fun way to use smaller beads as focal points in your jewelry.
Not only do you get make those not-so-large beads the center of attention, you get to fiddle and play with them, too!
They’re kinda like fidget spinners, only prettier.
The key to this design is getting the the stringing wire positioned so the bead is where you want it AND the necklace hangs straight. Be sure to watch the video for my simple trick for achieving that balance.
I finished my pendants with Vintaj Patinas, but you should feel free to use any surface technique you like. This would be a great time to use sheets of designs, slices of canes or any other bits you have hanging around your studio.
Tools and Materials:
- Beads such as:
- Polymer clay
- Texture sheets:
- Pasta machine
- Shape cutters:
- Six inch piece thick bead stringing wire (.24)
- Armor All
- Acrylic block for rubber stamping
- Piece of plastic wrap
- Clay shapers or smoothers
- Translucent Liquid Sculpey
- Clay blade
- Vintaj Patinas or acrylic paint for antiquing, (Rose Gold is my new favorite)
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Make Your Beads SPIN! Glass Bead & Polymer Clay Kinetic Jewelry Tutorial at YouTube.