Polymer clay creations filled with fun and whimsy!
These "charm bracelets" are made using slices from original canes, then either embedding small eye hooks for hanging or putting a hole from top to bottom. They are then attached to an elastic cord. When I made the first one and tried it on, I said, "Oh my gosh, it's a charm bracelet!" I always wanted a charm bracelet as a child, but never had one, so I'm quite partial to these bracelets! They are fun to make, too!
These are two of my most recent charm bracelets...I found out by trial and error that they could be sliced thin and put through the pasta machine and still hold up very well. Especially if Premo is used...it is the most flexible of the clays (at least in my opinion).
These two charm bracelets were made from the same cane, using different bead accents. The canes were supposed to be grapes and do look somewhat like berries. They were strung on head pins before being attached to the cord.
The bracelet on the left was strung on long head pins...the one on the right was strung on shorter head pins with seed bead accents. The one on the left has slices from a smiley face cane, while the other one is made up almost entirely of faces.
The bracelet on the left uses copper, reds and browns and has a kind of African feel. The other bracelet is more fanciful and almost has a carnival feel to it. They both employ headpins and in some places seed beads are used.
The bracelet on the left uses different shades of purple and green...a favorite color combination of mine. The bracelet on the right is made from colored transluscent clay. The flowers are made by using a mini cookie cutter with a small cane slice for the center. They are then strung using jump rings.