Creating polymer clay beads with patterns and transfers | Tutorial

Sep 13, 2016


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How to use transfers and patterns to create polymer clay beads – A short tutorial

Using transfers and patterns to create polymer clay beads is a very quick and rewarding process.
I even risk myself and say it’s for the “lazy” ones amongst us (and I consider myself sometimes lazy too!)

It’s really 1-2-3 and you’re done – buy a pattern or draw your own, transfer it onto the clay and cut your bead.
Sounds easy, right? oh yes.

I got a chance to play with Becky from “Nunn Design” findings again, this time it’s bezels with an open hole – round and rectangle.
The findings are available in several colours, I like to work with the “goldish” style simply because all my other findings (rings, ear wire etc) are gold plated.

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Since I was in the mood of creating cabochons for my macrame art I took the same patterns and used them along with Becky’s metal findings.

I am sharing with you the short process of layering, cutting and assembling the clay beads inside the metal.
There is not right and wrong, simply the way I do it :) If you do it differently I would be happy to hear more about it.

Bake according to manufacture instructions.

Once the beads are baked and cooled, I added clear resin on top to give them a nice shine and as a protective later.

Here are additional beads made with the patterns, this is too much fun, can’t stop!

Have fun! :)


“Resin-ing” | Adding 2 parts epoxy resin on image transfer polymer clay beads from PolyPediaOnline by Iris Mishly on Vimeo.


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  1. Ida lebovic says: September 19, 2016
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