Polymer clay adventures and new lessons learned

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My first foray into polymer clay creations were driven out of need for some jewellery pieces to wear with favourite clothes.  I couldn’t find anything in cream and black and I also wanted something in a jade green.  The cream and black was made from another tutorial on craft art edu. The jade and black was a total experiment to not only make the colour I wanted but to also copy a necklace I wear a lot.  I am pretty happy with the results of both. I am now finding each time I make a piece I learn something more.

With the  jade beads I could not get the marbled appearance I wanted in a solid piece of clay.  Instead they were made with a veneer of the colour over the top of the bead shapes which was not quite thick enough to avoid polishing of and reveal the base colour when sanding and buffing.   I had to do some of the beads a second time to cover this.  That is one of the great things about polymer clay, you can add and change and fix things and just pop it back in the oven to cure again.  


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