Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Making Beads With Sculpey III Polymer Clay
Hi and thanks for stopping by...I made these beads with Sculpey III polymer clay, using the Amaco Tri Bead Roller. I put a coating of Sculpey Gloss Glaze on after baking them on the Sculpey Bead Baking Rack. I first discovered polymer clay back in 1991 when I worked for a year in a local after school enrichment program. My son and I played with it a lot when he was little, but we never had any fancy tools to use with it or anything. Now I am mainly interested in using it to make dollhouse miniatures, but the caning techniques are super cool too and I really want to get good at all of it. Just last year, I bought my first pasta machine, which was a Giada DiLaurentis machine from Target. It left black streaks on my clay no matter what I did to clean it. After researching the issue, I ended up getting the Marcado Atlas with the anodized aluminum rollers that do not do that. My son said these beads looked like a "bead forest" when they were drying on the wires and toothpicks in the foam block.