Friday, September 07, 2012

Friday is my Fun Day! - Polymer Charms

This week I worked with Polymer clay, and I had so much fun!  I started a couple weeks ago when I made the heart for my Bead Soup.  And now I've made some other pieces- Forget-Me-Not charms & butterflies.

Forget-Me-Not Charms

I used a flower stamp, cooked the clay, and then hand-painted the charms.  I'm pleased with them, and I can't wait to use them.  Maybe earrings?  Maybe more than 2 and I'll make a charm bracelet?

Butterfly Charms
I used the same procedure on these- a butterfly stamp, cooking the clay, and then hand-painting the charms.  The only difference on these is the sparkle.  I used a dab of glitter glue on each of the wings, to achieve the iridescence of butterfly wings. I will be making earrings for my girls out of these.
I have a lot of different butterflies- green, yellow, turquoise, red...  They were so fun, I couldn't stop making them!


Kathy said...

I've been experimenting with polymer clay too, so much fun!

becca said...

Isn't it fun! =) I've had a couple turn out really weird, but for the most part they are just fun and pretty.
I'm not a cane person- I don't think I have the patience for it. But I do like making things and painting them.
Ha- I probably spoke to soon- I'll probably be making canes like crazy when my girls are in high school.... I never thought I'd be making things with seed beads. 9 years ago they totally intimidated me, and now I have a wonderful collection of them. So, who knows?