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.
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”
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.
Aw, Maja, you make me smile so big!
I love that navy, lime and turquoise color combo too… lovely items!
Thank you Beth. I just need to make something with them now. But you should see my studio…whoa what a mess.
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!
Go for it. And this technique is really easy, too. It would be a good one for getting back into clay. Let me know if you try it!
Will do! I also noticed when I subscribed to your blog that we’re both Ozarkers 🙂
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Happy Thanksgivivg to you the player and the family:)
Thank you my dear! Hope yours was fabulous as well.
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.
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.
Love what you have done .
Thank you Dawn.
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