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Polymer Clay Faux Turquoise Beads

Polymer Clay Faux Turquoise Beads | Red-Handled Scissors
I spent all day yesterday playing with polymer clay. Since this was my first clay project that didn’t involve an Altoids tin or shrink plastic, I decided to start simple, testing out conditioning techniques and methods for mixing colors, adding paint, and shaping.

Polymer Clay Faux Turquoise Beads | Red-Handled Scissors
My first color mixing attempt was just begging to be made into faux turquoise beads, so I gave it a shot.

Polymer Clay Faux Turquoise Beads | Red-Handled Scissors
Here’s how they looked coming out of the oven. They still needed a little shaping and shining up, but they definitely had the beginnings of that contrast-heavy turquoise look.

Polymer Clay Faux Turquoise Beads | Red-Handled Scissors
Finally, here they are all sanded and buffed! They turned out pretty well, don’t you think?

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