Sunday, May 30, 2010

Maneki Neko Polymer Clay Beads

I love those cute little lampwork glass figurine beads of various characters. Beautiful birds, fish, faces, cats, dogs the supply is endless. Here recently I discovered some cute little beads on etsy called Maneki Neko beads. This means 'lucky cat' in japanese. They were so adorable I just had to see if I could recreate them in polymer clay. Here's my first attempt. Now that I've made one I have a million ideas in my head of how I want to make an entire series of them now. They are quite addictive:)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

New Lotus Polymer Clay Pendants

Here's a couple of my newest polymer clay bead designs. I used a mold for the flower pendant and I hand carved the line sculpture into the other pendant. Next, I used alcohol ink and liquid pc for the glaze. Re-baked and wella...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Polymer Clay Beads

I am trying my hand at sculpting some of my own original beads now. Of course, mermaids were my first endeavor. Fun, whimsical mermaid beads what could be better. I used pink shimmer sculpey clay to form them. Next, I grabbed my sculpting tools (an old pencil, pen and a pair of scissors) and started sculpting. I think I need to invest in more practical carving tools though it make may the task at hand a little simpler. These are some rough, preliminary models but I think with a little work I can come up with the 'perfect' mermaid bead LOL.
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