Rustic Polymer Clay Components

Because of Thanksgiving break here in the US, it’s been a bit of an odd week. We had three work days but school was out today and that meant it felt like a weekend. And even though my husband was out all day working with clients, I still had a little trouble staying focused on getting actual real work done. I really just wanted to play in the studio. So I did.

I’ve been busy with so many things this fall and so it’s been a while since I had a chance to make rustic components with techniques from my Rustic Beads and Components Tutorial. It’s a popular tutorial and you know, I can see why.

Every time I make these rustic polymer clay beads, my inner child comes out and I start thinking of fun color combinations. And I tend to use my fingers while I make them, bringing up an even more elemental feeling of childish play. But when I get each bead done I’m always surprised at how good they turn out. Seriously. In fact today’s batch had a color combination that I want to try again, I liked it so much.

Copper and turquoise colored rustic polymer clay connector. Made with the Rustic Beads and Components Tutorial by The Blue Bottle Tree. Rustic polymer clay headpins made with the Rustic Beads and Components Tutorial by The Blue Bottle Tree. Rustic polymer clay earring charms by The Blue Bottle Tree. Rustic polymer clay charms, headpins, and connector made with the tutorial by The Blue Bottle Tree.

See those headpins with the navy, lime green, and turquoise? Those are the ones. They are SO my colors. If I can find the time, I’ll make them into earrings. I can always use more earrings. Right?

If you want to make some rustic polymer clay components like these, check out the Rustic Beads and Components Tutorial. Find out how addicting this technique is!

14 thoughts on “Rustic Polymer Clay Components”

  1. I bought this great tutorial. I learnt a lots about using tools. You always have great gallery, which is inspiring place for me. You always open for communication with customer. Thanks for that.

  2. These are fabulous! I especially love the turquoise and rust combination as that is what I’m drawn to again and again in my own work. It’s been years since I did anything with polymer clay – your post is inspiring me to get it out and play!

  3. Love your new color scheme and it would go perfectly with a new shirt I got. I just recently bought your tutorial so may have to give that a try. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    1. I’m always amazed every time I do this technique how different they look when I pick different color schemes. This time I wanted bright colors peeking through the dark. And then when I do that final step…magic. Every time.

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