New Rustic Components from Polymer Clay

***Update*** I’m proud to announce that I’ve released the Rustic Beads and Components Tutorial that explains how to make the beads in this post. I’m really pretty proud of it. Go check it out!

I know I’ve worked mostly with translucent polymer clay lately, and I will get back to it again soon. But I’ve felt another artistic phase pulling for my attention. I needed to create some components for my Bead Soup Blog Party entry and so I started playing with rich, deep, complex rusty crusty grungy color treatments to my polymer clay creations. Of course once I got started, it was hard to stop. I have more planned. I want to make some headpins, more 3 way connectors, and some spacer beads. Maybe even some focal beads.

These connectors would be really fantastic worked into the rustic and tribal jewelry that’s so popular lately. Linked with wire loops and lampworked beads, these would make gorgeous necklaces and the little connector set would make cool earrings. Well, at least that’s what I’m going to do with them. Next to try some more spring-like color combinations. And maybe…some glittery sparkle! (I’m thinking already of crystals and flowers and…and…) Off I go, into the studio. I’ll post pictures of the first sneak peeks over on my Facebook page, so make sure you’ve “liked” me over there. See you soon!Camellia rustic component jewelry connector made from polymer clay. Set of six rustic polymer clay components with turquoise bubble patterns. Rustic component connector made from polymer clay in the shape of a camellia for use in jewelry design. Rustic component connector made from polymer clay in the shape of a sunflower for use in jewelry design. Rustic component connector in tribal motif by The Blue Bottle Tree. Rustic component connector made from polymer clay in the shape of a gear or flower for use in jewelry design.

 

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