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Topic: Tribal Necklace- beads made with polymer clay  (Read 1115 times)
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« on: February 16, 2011 02:48:11 PM »

For this necklace, I rolled tube beads around toothpicks, and then rolled them on pieces of string for the random carving effect.  I pulled out the string, and shaped them around the base of a drinking glass.  After curing, I painted them with black acrylic pant, then sanded it off with 400 grit paper.  Finally, I varnished them with acrylic floor wax (Pledge Future), and strung them with silver spacer beads. 
Hope you like it!

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011 10:18:03 AM »

Very nice! Grin

I really love polymer clay tube beads too...soo many possibilities.

Would love to see a closeup as well if you have one to get a good look at the effect of the string impressions (and antiquing in the impressions too).

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011 10:25:55 AM »

How's this?

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011 12:22:07 AM »

what a beautiful necklace. i love the idea of using string to create carved effect. they look like coral beads.

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