Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Swirly Beads From Left Over Clay

I love to make polymer clay swirly beads.  And, it is a great way to recyle clay.  They also make some great pendants or focal beads. I usually use my cane ends.  It's very easy to do.  You chop up the clay into bits and roll it all into a ball.  Put the ball onto the table and place a clear square piece of acrylic or glass on top of the clay.  Start moving the acrylic, and hence the clay ball, into a circle while applying some pressue.  After a short period, you will see the colors start to swirl together.  Continue until you get a pattern or effect you like, then stop.  Here are some that I have made:

A Set of 3 Three Handmade Swirly Focal Beads 

Three Colorful Polymer Clay Swirly Beads

And here are some things I have made with them:

Handsculpted Polymer Clay Heart Necklace

Have A Great Day!


Marie S said...

Thank you Janie for the post on PCC.

I love that heart with the swirly in the middle!!
Well done girl.

Anonymous said...

Ugh, Blogger won't keep me signed in when I comment.

Thanks Marie, and you're welcome. I love that tutorial you are sharing on your blog. It inspired me to make a new flower cane. As soon as I get caught up on some chores, I plan on making some more. Thanks for sharing it!