Beads, beads, beads...

Beads, beads, beads...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Not my favorite color but I have a friend who wanted something in yellow and white and I have so enjoyed yellow this spring this year after a cold wet gray winter.  We have a few yellow flowers out in the yard!

 Even the dandelions look refreshing this spring!

The yellow polymer clay that I have is translucent so it doesn't make a crisp transition with the white.  I had to sand the pieces that I made to make the white more white.  I made a block of yellow and white layers and cut a 1/2 inch slice off of it.  I rolled the slice into a snake and twisted the snake to make a candy cane  with a white and yellow stripe.... the yellow over powered the white so I did not get a candy cane look.  What I did get was a really interesting design when I cut the snake in half lengthwise.

These are thin strips of the design over a yellow base.  I also bought some pendant blanks from B'sue Boutique.  I was not sure how much the clay would shrink so I cut an oval to fit the pendant and baked it all together in the toaster oven.

It did not shrink too much so with a little glue it will be a pendant!

I also made some beads by covering a white ball with slices of the same snake.

And then I smooshed all of the leftovers and made some beads with pearlex powder on them.

So I am liking yellow a little more these days.... now I have to figure out what I am going to do with them!


  1. Way to go, girl! Lovin' that pattern. Write it down so you can repeat it! :) And the pearlex is awesome. If you haven't already baked them, I think they'd make lovely pendants. If you have, maybe glueing a bail to the back???

  2. Oooooohhhh, love the paerly ones. Reminds me of lemon drops.

  3. So pretty! It's amazingly intricate---but then, so is everything you make, you talented lady, you. :D This yellow is fantastic; it reminds me of daffodils. So pretty!

  4. Hey Marian, these are all great, I really luv the smooshed ones!


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