Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tūbātt

Still getting rid of beads... this time polymer clay beads I made ages ago...
Polymer clay is so versatile, with a little practice you can turn it into various materials... in this case amber, turquoise and coral... ( Jen, those teeth are polymer clay as well...)

Making faux turquoise is quite easy but quite messy...
You shred some turquoise polymer clay (it's better to mix the colors... so turquoise and white because the ready one is too bright), you add some dark acrylic paint, you roll your pieces of polymer clay in the paint.. you make nuggets, you bake them... you end up with beads that look like goat droppings... don't be disappointed... use sand paper (fine) and water... and there you are... you have your faux turquoise nuggets... now you have to drill them if you haven't made the holes before baking them...

6 comments:

alek said...

i'm stunned, you wanna come and give me polymer clay lessons?

just jen said...

your beads rock.
but I am swooning over those eye teeth. oh. yum. yum. yum. :)

Rubye Jack said...

I would just love it if you'd do a video on making these beads. Yes, I ask a lot.
Regardless, the necklace is beautiful!

Juliette Williams said...

Your beads are just beautiful! What a great job!

just jen said...

okay. bowing to your polymer clay mastery! :)

Still Waters Studio said...

Thanks for showing me how to make the faux turquoise! I love that technique! I'm glad to see that your are bringing out your beautiful, old beads.