Saturday, June 30, 2007

Polymer clay beads - using 5 colors clay

11 comments:

Edith said...

I am following your daily blog with Bloglines since a while & this one is just perfect.
Thank you for sharing your "how-to", I learn a lot with them, as olymer clay is new for me.
Thans, thanks, thanks.

SILASTONES said...

edith, I will redo all of my tutorial since I just found out about the slide. I think it is easier to look at this way. I hope to get you addicted to Polymer clay just like me. :) Ponsawan

melissa said...

I can never make the hole through the bead without ruining it. How do you do it? Is there a special tool I should get?

SILASTONES said...

melissa, the trick is to leave them alone for an hour or two, so the clay get firm up and will hold the shape better. Leaving them overnight is an ideal but who could wait that long. LOL
I use double point knitting needle size 0000. It glides through the beads pretty good. i just try to poke stright through, then pull the needle out, flip the bead over and poke through the other side.

Peerdi said...

Great Beads, thank you for sharing your ideas, may I borrow them :D

sonia said...

wow! I googled polymer clay beads cause I'd love to learn how to make them. Thanks for sharing!! I'll bookmark your blog.

writersblock said...

I've been making jewelry for a little more than a year but just started with polymer.

You have a great blog. Thanks for the tutorials.

beadmad said...

Love your beads! Did you use a plastic bead shaper? You have given me lots of inspiration as I have just started with polymer. Can't believe how many variations you have made with just a few colours. Many thanks for sharing. Think I will soon become a polymer addict.

Silastones said...

Dear beadmad
Personally, I do not use and do not like the bead roller, I roll my beads between the palms of my hand and they come out as round as they can be.
You will be addicted to clay in no time.... Goodluck.
Ponsawan

Adrienne said...

Every time I see your beads it puts a smile on my face. You get the feeling about how much fun they were to make. The bonus is that they are all great!!

zabica67 said...

Oh, I always tought that you carve this beads. I also checked all other tutorials - all are just great!