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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.


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! :)

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  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:

    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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