Monday, 21 May 2012

Chunky Is The Best

I tend to make large jewelry. And this bracelet is no exception. Not a huge job to make this as I rolled out a sheet of polymer clay of the colors you see.

I used a whole packet of red and orange and a little of the other colors. To make sure that the beads has the same weight I use a round cookie cutter to measure out.

After the sheet is rolled out on my pasta machine I cut out two pieces for each of the big beads.

The small ones are only one piece. Fairly easy and quick. I roll the beads, press them a little and add the texture.

The beads are textured with a sponge sent from a friend in Spain. You could use any sponge with a heavy texture.

I press the beads between two sponges and make a hole. Thats it really.

Polymer clay is extremely versatile. And I simply love it. One do not have to buy expensive tools to make jewelry with it. Before adding a pasta machine to my tools I simply used a rolling pin from the kitchen. Keep it simple!

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what is empty. Empty what is full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

11 comments:

  1. I love the granulated texture and I'm so excited to meet a fellow DIY-er who uses kitchen utensils on a daily basis for something other than what they were originally intended for. The past machine...what a brilliant solution!

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    1. Thank you coffeeaddict!! We will never stop using our imagination!!!!

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  2. Cool! What do you use as a base to keep ithe bracelet so circular; wire?

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    1. Thank you Nina Lise. I simply string it with stretch magic 1.5mm. Nothing else.

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  3. These are simply beautiful, Lone. Lovely texture and shapes! And, so colorful.

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  4. Very cool! I love chunky too ;o) And, as always, love the colors ;o)

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    1. Thank you Stacy - how wonderful that you also like chunky!!

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  5. very pretty, does it wear comfortably? I wonder how heavy it is. very fun!

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    1. Thank you Jan. It wears comfortably I think. But I am used to large bracelets!!! It weighs 115grams.

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  6. Så herlig da, de farvene! Elsker hvordan du setter sammen farver!

    Husker faktisk ikke hvor jeg fant bildet av minnepinnene... så må nok ta meg en letetur på nettet snart :)

    Natt natt!

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