Monday, April 7, 2008

Polyclay play day

Sharon Solly ('Harry' to her friends and family) spent much of today taking me through the wonderful world of polyclay, from learning which brands work for what items, through proper conditioning, to creating Skinner Blends and finally leaf and lace canes, which I used to cover trash clay beads. Trash clay, by the way, is the leftover mixed colors, that will only become brown if you continue to use them.

She made it so easy to understand, and had me follow her step-by-step through each process.

Here are some examples of the almost finished beads. I am letting them rest tonight, and then will lightly twirl a needle through them before baking, to make the stringing hole.

Some I am going to attempt Harry's process of making them look like glass beads.....for you to learn this, do buy the Polymer Clay mag that is coming out this June, with her article and pics!

So much fun, for so little outlay of money!


Maggie R said...

Aryd'ell, These are beautiful. Looks like you had a great time.
waving from Canada where the snow is GONE!!!!! and the daffodils are poking up!!!!! Woo Hoo

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Aryd'ell, Love your polyclay designs. Very neat. What will you make from them all??? I look forward to seeing them. Hugs Judy