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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “River Stones”:
    “Gorgeous! The colors are so serene and restful.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Thanks guys! Becky, I'm with you! More IS more, lol!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thanks for the step by step! The photos really help, I was definitely trying to put…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “I looked at the time on my message, it's not really 2:46 am! It's still the…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “Very groovy, Annie! I have to ask, is it choker style? I imagined campfire and guitar…” read »

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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
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  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

gilded polyclay bracelet


About this design:

I have *finally* found my style! I have been playing with polyclay for a while and have created a few things I like. Actually, Angela has created a few pieces I like!!!
However, I stumbled upon a combo that really makes me smile. Gilders paste and polyclay. Who knew? :)
Each piece has multiple layers of gilders paste and Renaissance polish and more gilders and more polish... until I'm happy with the colors.

Components:

My bracelet bar, lots of raku beads from XAZ, brass findings, Artistic Wire in Gunmetal/Bronze. More bracelet bars. Lots of shapes and colors. The leaf and flower have gilders paste on top of the design. The dark green ovals have the gilders paste deep in the design. The last pic is my mom's favorite... She wants the 3 little flowers dangling from the larger flower as a pendant. Yeah... I'll get to that eventually! :)

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    You GO girl!! Awesome, awesome colors on these pieces!!! :) !!!!!!

  2. ErinM31
    ErinM31 says:

    Absolutely gorgeous pieces, Julie! I LOVE these!!! :D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
    I LIKE your style, Julie! :-D

  4. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Gorgeous! What beautiful pieces you’ve created!

  5. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    These are amazing Julie! Your bracelet is gorgeous and the raku beads are a perfect match. I love all the different colors and textures you use, I especially like the green leaf one, but they are all fantastic! :)

  6. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Ditto, for all the above comments.What awesome work!!Love them all!!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful work Julie, yes poly and gilders paste work great together, just a warning it will came off even if you bake it, use a sealer to give you a lasting protection :D

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great design and that flower is fantastic! :)

  9. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    These are SOOOOO cool. You have a real talent..

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh my goodness, Julie, these are all magnificent! Wow! I want them all!

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    What doe the first one have on it? Did you stamp these or carve them? What does the renaissance wax do? How do you seal them?

    Can you tell really love these! :-)

  12. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Yep; think you have found your ‘calling’; those are G-O-O-D ……….

  13. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Julie great work. I love to work with the clay and I love the gilders paste. I will put some together today. Asia thanks for all you tips. I went to the videos and watched a ton.
    We are getting record rain in the Pacific NW so a polymer play day only makes sense.

  14. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Hi ladies. THANKS to everyone for the awesome comment and feedback. I’m still playing and learning, but I’m happy with the effect I’m getting.
    Asia, I’m using mulitple layers of gilders then Ren wax. The first few layers lose color, but then it gets more sealed. I may play around with matte spray finish.

  15. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    BTW: I have *finally* opened my Etsy shop! It’s called JustADrop. Stop by and take a peek. So far I have a bunch of earrings listed. The bracelets and necklaces are coming within a few days. Eventually the polyclay pieces will be there.

    :) Thanks for all your support.

  16. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Glad to see you have a shop now! Yay! I’m headed there now!

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