Looking for a Unique Bead Shape To Add To Your Handmade Jewelry Designs?
Today I am excited to show you my new bead design. Inspired by ancient fossilized architecture, I’m calling them Faux Fossil Shells.
The reason I am so excited about this bead shape is because it is quick and easy to make. Plus it is so versatile for using in many different jewelry making projects including pendants, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and brooches.
Made of polymer clay and antiqued with acrylic paint, these beads have an timeless feel to them. They mesh beautifully with aged copper, aged brass, oxidized silver and gunmetal wire and findings.
This isn’t just your typical, snake of clay rolled into a shell bead. Yes it does start off with a snake-like piece of polymer clay. But then the clay is tapered, texturized, sliced and rolled to create two faux fossil shell beads identical in size to each other. This is a very handy bead making technique for creating perfectly matched earring sets.
I’m thinking of putting together a video course on how to make these faux fossil shells and am wondering if there is any interest. Please give me some feedback, by leaving a comment below.
For some other unique bead examples, check out these pictures and articles: