Making miniature polymer clay bowls.

Polymer clay bowls using a variety of forms like these mini bowl forms or these small and  medium bowls.

Mini bowl by Linda Prais

Mini bowl by Linda Prais

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Miniature bowl by Linda Prais

miniature footed bowls by Linda Prais

miniature footed bowls by Linda Prais

I love making miniature polymer clay bowls and it seems I have tons of idea and techniques I want to try, but before I get to them I end up seeing another cane I want to use and I’m off again.

Miniature coil spring bowl by Linda Prais

Miniature coil spring bowl by Linda Prais

I’ve never taken the time to make a tutorial on how I make them. It was full of trial and error. When Carol Simmons finished making 26 tiny bowls using a lightbulb for a challenge. She was kind enough to post a tutorial on the process she uses.

Retro mini bowl by Linda Prais

Retro mini bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

Although the process she uses in not exactly the same it should get you started on ways to make your own mini bowls. Maybe one day I will get around to photoing my process using laminated sheets.

Here is a sampling of the bowls that Carol made for her challenge, aren’t they gorgeous!

25 bowls by Carol Simmons

25 bowls by Carol Simmons

Be sure to check out the process Carol  uses on Carols blog. 

And as always you can find polymer clay tools and supplies or follow my blog at Linda’s Art Spot

 

Happy Claying !

Making beautiful folded beads on Polymer Clay the Helen Breil way

folded bead pendant

Are you ready to learn a new technique for jewelry making how about making beautiful folded beads? Helen Breil is a polymer clay artist, design innovator, and teacher is known for her elegant styles and designs. You probably even recognize some of her styles and designs from the full line of Helen Breil designs stamps and silkscreens that are sold in my shop.

In this 2 part tutorial series, you will learn how to construct, embellish and create a folded beads laying the groundwork for making wonderful works of jewelry art.

Part 1 focuses on the actual construction of a folded bead. Helen is using her preferred Kato clay and shape cutters to form these beads.

Part 2 focuses on how to create interesting designs using texture stamps and embellishing with paste products like Inka Gold paste, and Art C metallic paste.

So sit back relax and enjoy this tutorial and of course your welcome to check out what new texture stamps and texture tools you might need to create your very own folded beads.

 

If you enjoyed these videos you can find more Helen Breil tutorials here.

 

Happy Creating!

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