Night Shade Flora Drops

I’m working  with polymer clay again and having great fun making these “Flora” beads.  I start with a wooden bead as my base, then apply polymer clay shapes of contrasting colors, adding texture and manipulating the design as I apply each layer.  Then a  light dusting of pearlescent  powder gives the beads a subtle, yet rich glow.  After baking in my craft oven, I apply a light coat of acrylic finish to protect them.  I’ve  added sterling silver components to these dainty drop earrings.  They measure just under 2 inches in length.

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on April 8, 2010.

One Response to “Night Shade Flora Drops”

  1. Barbara, LOVE these!

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