26 Sep Polymer Clay Mixing
FINDER MAKER Polymer Clay Mixing – Gorgeous Results!
Learn how to mix your own range of polymer clay colours for the purpose of jewellery making.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Polymer Clay Colours *
- Wood Skewer
- Clean work surface
- Baking tray
- Sheet of baking paper
- Oven for Baking
- Selection of wood beads *
- Waxed Cotton String *
GO TO SHOP
Select a feature colour and complimentary colour palate of polymer clay to work with.
The palate may include white and black so that you can create ‘tints’ and ‘shades’ of your colours.
Here we have used: Red Hot Red, Beige and Just Orange
Start by mixing two pure colours together. You will create beautiful bright colours.
For pastels and tonal variations, experiment by mixing bright colours with a small amount of beige, white or black.
MAKE YOUR BEADS
Break off small amounts of polymer clay. Roll the clay between the palms of your hands to form round beads.
Flatten round beads slightly by pressing down on them lightly to form ‘tyre’ shapes.
Experiment with making textures on the surface of the beads.
Make a hole through the finished bead with a skewer.
Arrange the beads on the sting and finish with a ‘fisherman’s knot’.
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