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Floral Black Impression

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I'm so excited!!!! I made the bracelet bar!!!! There was a small hunk of black clay in the bag with the pre-made canes. It was crumbly so I didn't think it was any good...but I squished and squished it last night and got it pliable. Then I molded it into a bracelet bar shape, pressed a lucite flower into it and then cur ved it on a glass, and baked. And it worked!! This morning I did a little wash with cream paint to make the flower indentations stand out.

I looked through the stuff I had made and I have not made a single thing in black!!! Wait no I made the braided pearl necklace but that's it. So I'm extra excited just because of that.


Handmade PC Bracelet Bar. White howlite rounds (LB) Black crackle agate. Black & white seed beads. Gunmetal toggle, tube bead, rondell beads, jump ring. Silver bead cap. Black S-lon cord.

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  1. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Love it! That is really neat that you rejuvenated the clay. Fantastic design, cleverly done :) Another bracelet I’d wear everyday!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Hey Lois….what have you been up to?? You haven’t been posting much lately…was hoping things were okay.

    Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it. I’m trying to decide if this is the answer to my not being able to afford artist made focals. What do you think?

  3. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Love it Deb. Simple is always best. The wash of cream in the flower petals is perfect.

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Looks like a terrific answer to me! It came out fantastic! Isn’t in wonderful when your first attempt at something turns out so well? Love the bracelet design too. Especially those black crinkly beads!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Speaking as a bracelet PC bar expert…well done! LOL

  6. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    You should be excited, you did a beautiful job! I love that it’s black, too cool. The whole brace.let is fabulous and your handmade focal makes it extra special. :)

    You guys are all making such beautiful PC pieces! I can’t wait to get home to drag mine out and make some stuff too.

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I’m excited for you too :) This is fantastic! Love the little flower detail and how you highlighted them in cream. Gorgeous, Deb!

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I absolutely love this, Deb!!! All you need is a glob of clay and you are on your way!! MacGyver must have been good at this, too! ;)

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Julie, Gail, N4B, Angela and Wanda. I know its not perfect but I’m still excited. Looking through my old craft books I found one on using polymer clay…I don’t even remember buying it…lol. That craft bookclub had me buying a lot of stuff!! Anyway maybe I will get better at it.

  10. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Hi Deb! Yes, I agree, I really do think you’ve found your answer :) It’s been there all along. This design has your singnature ‘fingerprints’ all over it. Organic, rustic, whatever you’d like to call it – I like it. Would love to buy a handmade bracelet bar from you anytime, so let me know when you start manufacturing :)

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Becky you snuck in while I was commenting. So thank you. I also have a block of white clay. Its also about 15 years old but never opened. I think I’m going to stick with solid colors with impressed designs for the time being. I camt see myself making little animals or birds really. Lois I don’t know if I’m ready to sale yet but who knows.

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    Deb, this is a fantastic piece I love the black and white theme, you rock girl. Now if you need to rejuvenate an older PC add just a drop of oil to it when you are kneading your clay, but be careful just a drop at the time, less is better.

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Asia! :) I really appreciate your compliments because I admire your work. So far I haven’t had to use any oil and all the clay I’ve used has been about 15 years old…okay maybe only 12 but I’m not sure.

  14. Asia
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  15. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Such a pretty impression design in the bracelet bar, Deb! And the touch of paint really does bring out the flower details. Love that you kept the simple black and white color scheme because we can appreciate all the little variations in the beads. Love this!

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Excellent design! It would be fabulous in any color but the black is truly special! Love it! :)

  17. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Deb! How neat is it that you were able to rework that clay? All the elements come together perfectly!

  18. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    So cute! Everything goes so well together and that bar is the cutest!

  19. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Would you believe that your lovely bracelet looks blue on my computer. Regardless, I am proud of you for trying something new and having it come out so beautifully. What a gorgeous bracelet. I love it. Homemade bars are much prettier than the metal.

  20. ShadyGlade Girl
    ShadyGlade Girl says:

    Great design. It is wonderful that you made the bar! A wonderful piece if work!

  21. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I love it!

  22. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Deb–All my PC is at least 15 years old and saved in ziplocs and all I have to do is work it to soften it up. I think the stuff is darn near indestructible. :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    You just keep pulling these awesome designs out of your……………..MacGyver brain! :-)

  24. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    You are always just amazing, Deb – - love the bracelet !

  25. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Ummm…How did I miss this? Wow Deb…LOVE IT! I think you have discovered how to get your awesome focals! Make it yourself! This is absolutely fabulous! There are so many possibilities with color and impressions you can make! I love to use the colored clay too and then highlight with paint! You are awesome Deb! You go girl! ;)

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