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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.


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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  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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