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New Polymer Clay Bracelets

(105 days to go until the polymer clay cruise. I’ve paid the deposit, and am now looking at flights.)

Yesterday I went to a fundraising party-thing upstairs at the Brighton Bead Shop, in celebration of their 25th anniversary and in aid of their chosen charity the RNLI.  I think I’ve been shopping with the BBS for nearly all of those 25 years (it was by mail order in the olden days), and they were one of the main reasons I originally went to live in Brighton. They seem to be doing better than ever, and have now started running classes in making jewellery (click here for their facebook page).  They had cake and  jewellery for sale – what a great combination! After I’d availed myself of both, I went downstairs to do my ‘proper’ bead shopping. So today I’ve been in the superShed playing with my new supplies, and combining them with my existing polymer clay beads.

I wanted to make some simple adjustable bracelets, so I made some from wire links…

…and others were even simpler and just threaded onto elastic.

Polymer Clay Roundup

I’m currently in the process of rounding up all of the beads, canes, and jewellery that I’ve made recently so that I can take photos of them all. I keep a sample of every cane-end that I produce (even if the cane turns out to be rubbish and is recycled as scrap clay), and that way I can look back on them in the future and either attempt to recreate them or at least to try and figure out what went wrong. I like seeing how my work evolves over time.

Last month’s batch of beads (they are all approx. 12mm in diameter):

Last month’s bracelets:

Last month’s unfinished pieces:

and today’s latest cane:Bah – the blue outlines on this cane are too prominent. The overall shape is OK though, and it didn’t get too distorted as I reduced the cane. So I’ll keep it to see if it comes in handy for anything else.

Polymer Clay Fest

July 28, 2010 2 comments

I have been indulging in a massive polymer clay fest over the last few days, and have created so many beads that I need to get rid of some of the excess stock on ebay. For example I’ve put a wholesale batch of 100+ beads (listed here)…:

100 polyclay beads for ebay

100 polyclay beads for ebay

close-up of some of the beads

close-up of some of the beads

…plus I’ve made some bracelets:

flower bracelet

flower bracelet

pink flower and leaf bracelet

pink flower and leaf bracelet