I recently went on a Polymer Clay course at The London Jewellery School and received some expert tuition from Polymer Clay Artist Debbie Carlton.
Debbie gave us an introduction to this versatile material along with many different techniques! What a wonderful material! It has so many possibilities and can be combined with other materials such as Silver.
Here are a few examples of what I produced on the day
This Pendant was a lesson in making texture. I also had a fiddle with the metallic powders which I applied to this Leaf Pendant
Metal leaf can be applied to Polymer Clay too as I have applied to the flower below.
Image transfer was so simple - The leaf image on the heart below came from a photocopy!
More experimenting with the metallic powders, cutting and stamping in these small Pendants
Polymer clay is great for bead making and we were taught how to produce our own beads from the conditioning of the clay all the way through to finishing and polishing the final piece. We played with making different shapes and learnt how to make 'canes' which produce the intricate patterns on beads.
But the really great thing about Polymer Clay is it's really hard to mess up! If you go wrong you just roll it up and start again!