Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Adventures in Polymer

I have been testing out some beginner polymer clay techniques. First I used plain color clay. I added some pink glitter powder to this just to get more of a fell for how the polymer cures and what it looks like when complete. My resulting pieces were not that wonderful, but I guess this is part of the learning curve, and I was just wanting to test the clay out.

This morning, I tried out some basic caning techniques. I really love the caning techniques and some of the color, pattern, and designs that can be achieved with caning.  You can see the bead where the caning is strong versus the one that took on more of a marbleized effect after I mixed the clay more. Still not a wonderful crafting job, but getting a tiny bit better.

I also tested a rubber stamp just to see the results with clay, and added some green glitter. My epoxy clay is on its way from Wisconsin to me now. I purchased a small amount to test out. 


  1. I hope you keep up with this! The learning curve is the hardest thing for me. I want it to be perfect NOW and it just never ever is that way for me. I think you did a FANTASTIC job, far better than I could have done.

  2. Thank you, Lori! I think I should have stopped re-forming it sooner :)