Bezels and Polymer Clay

November 22, 2008

Polymer Clay

I took a great workshop today from Ginny Henley. She is a talented member of our local Polymer Clay Guild and a wonderful creator of art jewelry. Be sure to check out the above link to her webpage or you can see more of her work on this Art 251 gallery page.

In this particular workshop, we learned how to create textured brass & silver bezels that showcase polymer clay surface treatments. Here is the necklace I made during the class:

Ginny Henley workshop necklace

It featured a striped cane placed randomly on a backing sheet of mica clay to create geometric shapes. Though it wasn’t intentional, the end result came out with a Native American flare with the turquoise & brown hues. Here is a close up of the beads which were strung on brass wire.

Ginny Henley workshop necklace

I recently purchased a butane torch & am looking forward to making more bezels in sterling silver at home. Just need to make sure I pick up a fire extinguisher first. *LOL*

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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3 Responses to “Bezels and Polymer Clay”

  1. Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor Says:

    Those bezels are very pretty! I can’t tell from the picture, but do they have a lip on them or are they flat?


  2. Laura Says:

    Hi Cindy,

    They are flat bezels that were textured with a chasing hammer. 🙂


  3. Beverly Jane Says:

    I have save your wonderful site!!! I could spend days here. Your art and the art of your friends is truly amazing and awe inspiring. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all.


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