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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Playing Around with Clay

I truly love playing around with polymer clay.  There are a myriad of techniques a person can use to achieve so many different looks.  There are so many talented polymer clay artists out there that really inspire me.

When I came across the Rustic Beads and Components Tutorial from The Blue Bottle Tree earlier this year, I was intrigued.  I purchased it and have been playing around with the techniques I learned in it.  I have to say that I've been very happy with the results I've had.  The photos below show a few pieces of jewelry I've made with components created from techniques learned in the tutorial.









Overall, I found the tutorial very well written and easy to follow.  Of course I like to take basic techniques and play around with them and put my own spin on them, as well.  That's half the fun.  The headpins that I made with the techniques from the tutorial really just inspired me to make earrings right away.  I honestly have never been on such an earring making frenzy, where all the designs just seemed to fall into place right away.  I think I made at least a dozen earring in a day with those headpins I created from the tutorial.

I'm very excited to have this whole weekend to devote to playing around with clay and maybe creating some finished jewelry pieces as well.