The other night I made a ton of polymer clay beads and I spent the yesterday and the day before with photos and posting. I've got to find a more effective way to list these. I'm doing them in the same manner I shoot and list jewelry, which is of course time consuming but the payoff of each sale makes it seem like a good time investment. Most people do buy more than one listing of beads though. Maybe I'll get the hang of it as I keep doing it and find ways to cut the time down.
|Sunset faceted bead|
These above are my favorites out of everything I made that night. I've been meaning to see if I could make some fairly realistic looking rock type beads, and it was really fun. I plopped the freshly baked white beads into a watery brown acrylic paint bath, then evened out the paint a bit with a brush, then added some black splotches. It was really weird how the polymer responded to the paint. I'd apply the paint, and it would disappear totally, then kind of appear again all at once like magic. Can't even describe it because I don't really get what it was doing or why. I think the bead just absorbed the paint because it was still quite soaked with the watery paint bath, and then spewed it out all at once. It was weird! But the result was kind of fractal and just exactly what they needed, I think. I tried for some organic-looking and subtle veiny surface texture by using the lines of my palm and fingerprints. One lot of them has sold, but there's another still up. I'll be making some tinier ones soon, too.