Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Flowery (Post 29)

February is such a short month, but always welcome as its one step nearer to Spring.  

A little bead work, simplistic but quite sweet.

This week I've been experimenting with polymer clay and forgot how nice it is to work with, but how fiddly it is to finalise!

So, where I expected to show you my finished creations I have only just completed the final touches.

To make sure you have a lovely finish to polymer you need to sand the finished work very thoroughly.  Now whilst its tempting not to, its always worth the effort.

Here is a sneak preview of what I've been up to ...

Finally finished polishing 'the goodies' tonight, so I'll now make them up into 'who knows what'?

I'll catch up with you again in a few days.

"Keep Watching, and I'll Keep Blogging"





  1. I keep meaning to have a go with polymer clay but haven't found the time yet. Have 3 days off next week so maybe I'll get time to have a go then.

  2. Your color combos are exciting, can't wait to see the projects finished! Maybe you can shed some light on how to finish the clay for someone like me who has always just baked and called it "done". I've seen polymer finished and glossy smooth and I'm amazed.

  3. With the wedding fayre etc, hope you manage to find time for the polymer.

  4. Kathy, glad you like the colours. I like to be different and working with polymer you can certainly stamp your own style. It is the finishing off which makes a big difference. I read somewhere if you plunge the baked items into water when you take it out of the oven it 'strengthens' the clay. (some people don't like the bendy feel some clay has). I don't do that with everything, but I did with the bracelet ... we'll see how that turns out, but fingers crossed.

    I always sand 3 times, with different grades of sandpaper. I use 600 - 1200 and 2000 grit. Sanding in water, to reduce dust and it seems to make it easier to work with whilst also prolonging the life of the sandpaper. Following that, I wax the finished product, and buff with pop socks!!!! Works for me, you could also use a soft cloth if you prefer. the pop socks act like a glove and stops the beads from being flung on the floor. The buffing gives it a soft sheen, rather than a highly polished finish. But, you can use special varnish for a high gloss ... I've yet to try that.


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