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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.


  1. Thank you so much for the great review, Sue! I think you had a really great result here and made jewelry that really complemented the style of the beads. Thank you for letting me use your images, too. I'm glad I can show them off!