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Blue Bead Giveaway


About this design:

Playing around with poly clay and different finishes lately. Having lots of fun, too. Wanted to share some beads with others out in the blogosphere. Here's your chance to win this little blue bead bundle. Just add a comment to this blog post by Monday, August 13th. Visit here for more info:
http://freshbakeddesigns.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/its-monday/

Components:

Poly clay, acrylic paint, satin varnish



Read the comments (or add your own)

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    JC Hamm says:

    What great beads,did you make these? I love them.I have wanted to learn more about working with the metal clay, then use them in my designs.Maybe one day.

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Yup, I made them. Kinda like playing with play doh. There are lots of great tutorials and helps on the internet to explore when you’re ready to take the plunge.

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    These are so lovely, Lynda — great styles and amazing color! :D

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Lynda, I love them all especially the little bird. :)

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Beautiful work! I love the floral textures and antiquing on the pendant and buttons! The little bird though is my favorite! :-D

  6. Elaine
    Elaine says:

    Really nice work. I love the blue bird!

  7. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    I’m in LOVE with the color and finish on your beautiful creations. Off to check out your website :)

  8. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Fabulous beads! I love them all. :D

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    Nicely done :)

  10. Gramnan
    Gramnan says:

    Cool color…gotta geet my clay out…love ‘em

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I’m so impressed with all the poly clay beads you’ve made. I would love to win this batch!

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    Becky Ann says:

    Love the color and designs of your beads. Been wanting to experiment with poly clay myself sometime soon. You have definitly inspired me.

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    D Cross says:

    I am jealous – I want to make these beads! Everytime I see something like these; I just love them; the color is great and they just make me smile to look at them! thanks for sharing them with us.

  14. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    These are great. Love the. color!

  15. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Great color – great work! :-)

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    VJ H says:

    Lovely set of beads and buttons. I will be learning how to work with ceramics soon. It will take some time before I will be able to present anything as cute as this. But will work on it… promise!

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    A Pancost says:

    Love these – the little bird is my favorite!

  18. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    I love that sweet blue bird!

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    N radon says:

    I can’t decide between the little blue bird or the pendant as favorites but the buttons would make any garment one -of-a-kind. I would have to learn to make poly clay things because losing a button would make me cry! (And ruin my outfit)!!

  20. S WENDELER-SHORT
    S WENDELER-SHORT says:

    I must be really tired. Your round beads with the two holes look just like little piglet noses. Cute thought to have in my head as I climb into bed for the night after an exhausting workday. Thanks.

  21. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks for your kind remarks, everyone! You’ll be added to the give away list on my blog site. Good luck!

  22. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Hi Lynda! These beads are really cool! I’d love to learn to make them. I read you need to bake them in an oven you don’t cook with. Is that true?

  23. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Very pretty, you did a great job! I, too, really like the little bird.

  24. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Hi, Elis Mom…I’ve read differing opinions on line about the baking thing. That the clay releases some kind of fumes. Many say that you can do occasional baking in a well ventilated room on a dedicated baking sheet. After deciding that I really liked working with this material, I did invest in a $35 toaster oven, after failing to fine one at local thrift stores. Better safe than sorry.

    Anyone else with knowledge care to comment on this?? Love to hear it.

  25. S Joshlyn
    S Joshlyn says:

    I have been thinking about making my own beads lately. After seeing how beautiful yours turned out I have to give it a try.

  26. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks for the info, Lynda! I am with you…better safe than sorry! Do you have any the issues with regulating the temp?

  27. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I haven’t so far. I set the oven for 250 or slightly less. It’s so low that I can put the pieces on a tile or piece of plain white copy paper to bake. If they sit on the metal pan the bottoms of the clay pieces get shiny.

    Do hope you’ll share some of your creations when you get set up.

  28. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Hi, everyone! Thanks so very much for your kind comments and support of my poly clay adventures. Had an old-fashioned paper drawing this morning with my granddaughters assistance and Taylor drew the winning name:

    It’s JC HAMM !!
    Congratulations! I’m also sending JC a private message to get the mailing address so the little blue birdie and friends can start their journey.
    Thanks for playing along with this little bit of fun.
    Lynda

  29. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Yay JC!

    Thanks for the info, Lynda. Hope to be set up in a few weeks!

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    JC Hamm says:

    Can’t wait to get those awesome beads.Will be making something fo ME!!! :O

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