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  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
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    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Hey Lynda, I know I wrote a comment but I don't see it here... So, I love…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

  • Snnje B
    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Oh you are so good with polymer clay! Did you play with Playdoh alot as a…” read »

  • beadinggma
    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Moogie, this is a great necklace to showcase each and every component of this great necklace!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love the mix of metal and your bead and color choices are perfect....great design!…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thank so much, everyone! And if you want to delve more into coiling, then getting and…” read »

gilded polyclay earrings


About this design:

Yep... Super happy now that I have *found* my style in polymer clay. These earrings just "fell" together. Multiple layers of gilders paste and Renaissance polish. First the darker color then the lighter. Just bits of each color.

Components:

My polyclay pieces, brass findings, Artistic wire in gunmetal/bronze [this is THE BEST color!!!]. Love the colors on these blue pieces... a few turquoise stones and they are done! The triangle pieces are simple, but I like the ability to add more color in some areas to show gradation. The little tiny squares would be great for earring dangles or a bracelet or within the chain of a necklace. Tiny but fun!

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    WOW!! I really like how the damson looks on the lighter clay! and those blues must be the sparkly cobalt? Very cool color blending!!! :) Your Muse is in your house! :)

  2. ErinM31
    ErinM31 says:

    It is such a good feeling when you find the style that works for you and gives the results you want! :D And these are gorgeous!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    These are awesome Julie…great job!

  4. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Looks like you’ve been busy! Fabulous work!

  5. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow you have been busy! These are all so great! I really like how the blue ones look like sparkling waves out on the ocean. :) I like your earring design, with the spiral on the earwire and the beaded spacers with each dangle. Very pretty!

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous earrings, love the blue ones the triangles have an ethnic vibe, keep it up, you are doing well :D

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love your all of your poly-clay pieces! :)

  8. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I wish I was 30 yrs. younger; I’d LOVE to be doing PC. But I have NO room for an oven (beads have taken up all the room – lol). and ‘messy’ just isn’t my style, but I do love those beads. Yours are just gorgeous.

  9. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Hi ladies. Super thanks for all the nice comments!
    I’m keeping these earrings for myself! :)

    I have *finally* opened an Etsy shop called JustADrop. So far it has some pieces, but there are lots of listings left to do. I’ll eventually get the polyclay pieces listed too.

    good news: After Angela posted her FAB green disc earrings, an Etsy buyer contacted me for a special order of those beads in teal. I listed her beads, the blue wave beads posted here, and the tiny square connectors posted here. She bought all three! My first sale!!!

    Now I have to get busy and make more! :)

  10. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Ditto what everyone else said. Wonderful work! .. So nice to hear your excitement. Good for you!!!

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