What to Make: Using Leaf Beads

If you’re me, your clay generally turns into beads. It’s an obsession. And let’s face it: beads are tiny, instant gratification art. Not up to a whole sculpt? A vase got you down? Make a half inch bead. Done. Then you run into the issue of what do you do

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What to Make: Using Leaf Canes

I have been making stuff with polymer clay for a long time. I started with clay to make the beads for my jewellerymaking hobby and kept going until I had boxes of beads and canes. At some point I got selling the beads and canes themselves and now, here we

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I Made Sparrows

I’ve been making beads and claythings a long time. I have plenty of good inspiration, some pretty original and successful designs… but sometimes the customers have great ideas. An administrator for a medical program saw some of my bird beads and asked if she could have sparrows. I have some

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Year of Clay – Chrysanthemum Cane

I had this belated brainwave the other day, staring at a piece of clipart. Like a lot of us, one of my first flower canes was Elissa Powell’s translucent mum cane. And a little later, a friend of mine challenged the caners on a forum to make peony canes. I

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