I spent hours making these beads and then I put them in the tumbler for 12 hours and then buffed them. I saw some beads on the internet that were beautiful and I asked the person who made them what she used. She told me about a glaze that she put on after buffing. I ordered the glaze, put it on and 4 hours later they were still sticky even though the bottle said it dried in 30 minutes. I put them back in the oven on 200 degrees for 30 minutes. They were still sticky. I put two coats of Future on them and put them back in the oven and they were still sticky. I refuse to sand small beads. I put them back in the tumbler for 10 hours thinking it would take all the glaze and Future off which I've done before. If you look close, you can see the lumps, bumps and peeling on the beads. They are tacky and sticky, feel and look really bad. Going in the garbage along with glaze.
This is a pendant I just finished that I call "Mother-Daughter Pendant". I'm going to spray it with PYM II to protect the antiquing and put bails on them. These will be a Mother's Day present.
I guess I'm into hearts and puff beads now. This was done with a cane I received in our clay guild's cane swap.
I love the way these colors turned out. It was a happy accident and I've tried to do it again but haven't been able to yet.
Another puff bead. These are really fun but I have to get into some brighter colors. I'm a gold, green and brown girl so it's hard for me to get out of my safe place.
Someone please come and move me to the other side of the color wheel????????????????
Welcome to my Blog. I am a Polymer Clay artist living in the Southwest (Arizona). I'm a 12 year member of The Arizona Polymer Clay Guild. I've been doing Polymer Clay for 12 years, jewelry designing, beading, glass engraving, knitting and crocheting. Visit my Flickr page at http://flickr.com/photos/bleekreations/