My adventures into the worlds of fine silver and polymer clay.
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: