InstructionsStandard stringing on beading wire with a toggle clasp. I made the focal bead from polymer clay canes. I baked the bead, hand sanded it with multiple grits of sand paper and then buffed it to a high gloss shine with a bench buffer.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Cute, Casual
Polymer clay, amethyst and rose quartz beads, copper tubes and findings.
What was your inspiration?
I was looking for beads that would bring out the colors in the focal clay bead.
What are you most proud of?
I am getting the technique down using the buffer. I am finding the amount of contact that really creates a high glass shine. The caning techniques are a real art. I am just beginning that process so I need a lot of work there yet!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take a class from an expert to get started. I wasted a lot of time and clay trying to teach myself and this is a skill that needs an expert to show you the ropes and pitfalls.