...even in my oven. These colorful little flower beads made from polymer clay have been my work of the week. The next step is to create jewelry with them.
I had so much fun I made a lot of these little babies so some will probably be for sale in my Etsy store- (www.heatherp22.etsy.com)
Here are a few of the color combinations.
My first attempts are a little odd . I didn't like the colors so I altered them with mica powders.
Then I found new colors that looked better and I left the petals raised.
I was much more satisfied with these.
And I am even happier with the brighter complementary color combinations below.
The petals are made by layering 3 different colors of clay circles into a roll; these always remind me of those candy disks I used to buy when I was younger. The striped roll is reduced enough to fit into the extruder and a wonderful mixed color tube of clay magically emerges. I sliced and pinched
and set them on little clay buttons with texture on the back.
Of course the purple/pearl green combo is my favorite.
I plan on attaching them with a stop bead for the center, except for the 2 hole buttons which can be attached with thread and/or beads.