Rolling along!

I’ve been having great fun working on polymer clay beads for the past two days.  I have a lot of different   polymer clay bead rollers to make various shapes, and these are very handy when one wants to make a lot of beads in exactly the same size.  However, I really like to work in more of a free-form style where all beads are slightly different and one-of-a-kind.  And  I’ve found a super shortcut for making them…I used wooden beads as my base and applied clay over them!  This method makes a lighter weight bead, uses far less clay, and takes only twenty minutes to bake.  Along the way, I took time to do step-by-step photos and write a pattern for making these easy and elegant beads.  I’ll be editing the photos today and finishing the pattern.  Check back tomorrow for a photo of the finished collection!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on March 29, 2010.

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