Clay Bugs

I joined Connie’s bug swap again this year – I did it in 2005 or 6 as well – and while I won’t post what I made just yet I will show what I made from the scraps of one group and what inspired the other!

Red Butterfly

One of my bugs for the swap is a butterfly. The remains from making those made a regular butterfly cane. The other bug I made was inspired by these, very bright little Costa Rican shield bug young. Mine are a little bigger than the 1/4″ things in the picture.

A really awesome feature of the online polymer clay community is the sheer number of swaps on every topic happen. It’s a wonderful way to see what techniques others are doing and to contribute in your own way. My next swap is Sarajane Helm’s Mini Mask Swap! A quick spot to get started finding clay swaps is right here.

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