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For the love of Turquoise


About this design:

I love the color turquoise, and I love the color orange, so it was only natural to put them together. I've made a lot of polymer clay pieces, but I haven't managed to do anything with them yet, so any ideas would be appreciated. The last bracelet was a first attempt at a hidden clasp, which turned out okay.

Components:

First has a polymer clay bracelet bar, czech fire polished rounds in two colors, Goldstone, one orange freshwater pearl and a handmade clasp. The next two are polymer clay pieces. The last has a polymer clay bead focal, lots of different czech glass beads, brass bead caps and a magnetic clasp.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very pretty designs. I especially like the last bracelet. I just combine a lot of different beads. That is my technique.

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That 1st bracelet is just toooo cute!! I really like your polymer clay pieces. They remind me of stenciling. :)
    The last bracelet, very nice. Is that the hidden clasp that Heather Powers’ had the tute for?

  3. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I think the blue PC piece would look good with lapis lazuli or impression Jasper and a mix of gold or red seed beads and Czech beads. The other I might put with copper and recycled glass.

  4. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    You are amazing! ! Look at those beautiful designs! I like the hidden clasp. You are really doing well in creating these and creating the complete pieces. Wow!

  5. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Wow! Thank you all so much! Del, I usually do too, but sometimes I get stumped on color combos. Deb, I was inspired by the tutorial, but I didn’t follow it. I kind of just went with it. I used brass flourish bead caps, that I got here on LB. MM, I never considered any of those combos! I think they would look amazing! WWS, Thank you so much! All your comments make me feel a lot better about my work :D

  6. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Wow, Your pieces are wonderful! How great it must be to make your own focals. I like your pairing of turquoise with orange–such a fun bracelet that highlights the butterflies. And your mixture of Czech glass on the other is beautiful. Keep up the great work! :)

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    They are all great! Love how you finished off the last bracelet! Beautiful!

  8. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    I’d love to use any of those. The turquoise and orange just jump off the monitor!

    :D

  9. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    You are TOTALLY on a roll! :D The orange/turquoise is one of my FAVORITE color combos too! These are fabulous! I can tell you it took me some time before I felt comfortable using my own polymer clay pieces in designs but the more you do it, the more you will look at a piece and it will just *click*! You already seem to be comfortable with yours though! I LOVE them! Keep it up! :D

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Love the PC, beautiful pieces! For me, the problem with making my own components is, that I no longer feel comfortable buying or using ones that are not unique!! Have to keep up the standard…
    I see them with black or white beads (I would, of course…) as an alternative suggestion :-)

  11. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Thanks for all the kind words ladies!! I decided to make some beads to go along with the lighter butterfly pendant. I have at least a dozen more pieces to work with, so I’m a little overwhelmed! I just ordered some more beads so hopefully it helps me come up with some new designs ;) I appreciate all the input!

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love them, I played with magnetic clasp and tulip bead caps too, but the clasp was showing yours is just perfect, I think I have to get a different clasp :D I thing some browns would work great with blue one :D

  13. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Thanks Asia! I played around with it for awhile to get it just right. I get my clasps from a shop on Ebay, they have awesome prices on magnetic ones. I can look up their name if you’re interested. I love the idea of browns, maybe some browns and blues would look great. I have to go thru my stash, it’s a disaster right now!

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