green, Jana Roberts Benzon, kaleidoscope canes, neutral, orange, polymer clay, Polymer clay beads, tan
Hey Guys! Thanks for coming back. That wasn’t such a long wait was it?
Without further ado:
and here is a close up of the main bead:
I still need to string these beads and make a necklace from them. Making Jewelry is not what I love to do but I do like these beads and I learned a lot while making them so I would like to finish them, so to speak.
Polymer clay is such a fun medium. There is so much that you can do with it. I am constantly amazed by the different things that you can make. So much that I find myself rushing through projects so that I can learn the next step or even next technique.
I am realizing that I must slow down and take my time. Enjoy every step and do the very best work that I can, because it really shows in the finished project. For those of you that know me personally, I can hear you laughing because I am not known for my patience.
I am going to try to focus on every project and treat it as though it is a gift for someone else. I hope that this will allow me to create better quality things, be it beads, canes, eggs whatever. The funny thing is, when I make cards I do not have this problem. I am slow as dirt.
Does anyone else do this too?
Jazz says he doesn’t mind when I rush, just means less time to wait for dinner.
Thanks for looking.
Hi Wendy. FabUlous!!! Love the colours. I’m always impatient when I make things. I never show the backs of projects!! LOL
Hugs to you and to Jazz,
Wow Wendy, what a beautiful beats. I wish I could make these as gorgeous as you do. I know the feeling. You like to develop yourselves and explore all that is to learn, rush rush rush 😀 Anyway it is not the end result that counts. It is to enjoy the proces and have fun with it! Nice finished projects is an added bonus 🙂
Thanks Anne. I do enjoy the process of learning. Thanks for the reminder that it is all about the enjoyment. That is important too.
I’m so glad you posted this. I’ve been eye balling this at the local art store and wanted to try it. Looks like it took a long time. Did you hand paint each one?
Miss Alice, These are not painted at all. It all 100% polymer clay. You put together canes of clay much like millefiori glass. so as you slice the end of the cane of clay each piece is just the same. I then put those slices on scrap clay and smoothed them out and baked. I will try to post a link to you when I am not at work to show you the process.
oh i see. that’s even better than hand painting each one. I saw this molding thing at an art store where you mold existing beads and then you paint them. Looked like fun, but oh so tedious. I like your way of doing it better..
Whenever I look at your polymer clay work I think “my goodness that is beautiful” so for me to hear you say that you want to slow down and make higher quality items makes me weep for my beginner clay items. It is great to hear that you are remembering to slow down, however. I hope you find the patience that you need.
I just checked out your blog and your stuff is great. Those dinosaurs are so cute. I guess we all see all the little mistakes in our own work LOL Keep exploring and trying new things. the kind of clay you use makes a difference too. I just switched to Kato clay and LOVE it. The old formula used to be too hard to condition, but the new stuff is awesome. I also use Premo- I personally would not use Sculptey III- it is too soft and sticky- just my opinion. Hope to get to know you better- p.s I’m kind of a nerd too. I read alot and share a blog with a dog.