Halloween Jewelry Ideas Made With Polymer Clay Beads and Canes

Polymer Clay Halloween Jewelry

“I love holiday stuff! Wish you were teaching us the pirate cane for Halloween. Maybe in the future??? Fingers crossed.” ~Lisa-V

The answer is yes Lisa, I will teach the Pirate Cane at some point. But unfortunately not quite yet. Something weird happened this year. Seems as though time went twice as fast as usual. And many of the things I wanted to get done by now, simply have not happened yet. Anyone else having this not-enough-hours-in-the-day problem? Or is it just me?

This was especially the case with the Halloween Beads and Canes I had planned to teach you. In September when I should have been filming for Halloween, the kids were heading back to school and my mind was still holding on to Summer.

Then when October hit and it dawned on me that it was going to be Fall and Halloween, it was too late. The videos had already been planned and were in production. I’m sorry about that.

I would like is some holiday bead tutorials, such as Halloween beads, Christmas beads etc. Like beads/canes with a holiday theme to make holiday jewelry with. Possibly you did these tutorials before I was a member? Love your site and everything you do. ~Maureen-G

Since some of you have been asking for Halloween Bead and Jewelry tutorials, I thought today I would at least provide you with links to some archived Halloween inspired articles and pics. If you haven’t already seen them (and even if you have), hopefully they will give you some ideas for this year.

Plus here are a some more Halloween Jewelry and polymer clay bead making ideas that have come from you guys in previous article comments:

Love the clay background pattern techniques. I had some Halloween canes and made some pillow beads out of the pattern. They came out so awesome. I’m having so much fun and catching on quite quickly. It’s very satisfying to know that I made the beads I use making the design. Thanks for all you knowledge. ~Mary-N

I think the bullseye cane and the mod cane would look really cool if it had some white in the bullseye so it would look like a real eye, or a bunch of real eyes. It would have many uses for Halloween!” ~Katina-K

YES!  Thank you so much.  I am going to print out this Polymer Clay Brand Chart and hang it by my little working table.  I’m sure it will save me a few dollars in experimenting… although experimenting is quite fun.  I am now trying a Halloween mixture of Sculpey III with ecru and two different oranges and I’m trying to marble the look, instead of just making your basic ick-mess color! Thank you for the articles. ~Pamela-R

Please do share your other Halloween ideas in the comments section below. There’s still a whole week before this fun October holiday theme wraps up for another year… lots of time to some Halloween inspired polymer clay jewelry items or accents.

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor


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  1. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
    -John Lennon.
    Especially when you have young kids. My life got much busier as my kids got older, until they started driving themselves around.Cindy, I am so glad you went on that vacation and spent time together as a family. Your PC “family” got to enjoy some of the beautiful pictures and you came up with a new color palette.
    No worries about missing the Pirates tutorial as they are an all year theme. Skull and cross bones canes with a little Santa hats, skull and cross bone leprechaun canes, skull and cross bones with little easter bunny ears…the possibilities are endless.
    We seemed to have missed Fall here in Iowa. We had great summer weather even through the beginning of October until we got the snow, rain, mud and ick for the past 2 weeks. So I was not really thinking about fall either.
    On Thursday I taught the first of four polymer clay community education classes. This new adventure is exciting for me. One of the woman asked what spray on finishes we can use with PC and I really can’t remember which are are compatible and those that are not compatible with cured PC. I always use Future and we will being using that in class. I know Cindy recently found a scrap bookers spray but it is not available in the US. Any other suggestions out there. Thanks.

  2. Anna the spray is called Preserve Your Memories II (PYMII) and it is actually an American product, so it is definitely available to you through Precision Blue. The confusion probably comes from the fact that it used to not be available in Canada. It is now, through shadesofclay.com

    I love this spray! It works so well for clay, metals and just about everything else including paper. You can spray it right over a finished piece of jewelry to seal it and get a beautiful sheen. Don’t use any other sprays since most are not compatible with polymer clay and will get sticky over time.

    Good luck with teaching your classes. Have a great time!

  3. Between work, my shows it seems like the day is over before it has begun, we’ve got to have a talk with those scientists folk and get them to add a few more hours to the day, wait a minute there are six hours a day that I’m not doing anything. I’m horizontal with my eyes closed sleeping, good grief what a slacker I am.

    Cindy don’t worry about not getting the autumn and Halloween vids finished for this year, you’re just that much farther ahead for next year.

  4. I hear you. My mantra, according to my Hubby, is “I’ve been meaning to do that.” LOL Thanks for the all the links on todays note.

  5. Recently, I’ve been trying to finish up another project, a sculpture, and have not had my hands in my beads, but am still reading and saving videos. Be back soon. Keep up the good work. Always enjoy reading you, Cindy. You are so filled with ideas. You amaze me!! Hugs, Lynda

  6. OK Ken, you are officially nominated to write a petition to those scientists that control time. Dawn and I will be the first to sign it LOL.

    @Lynda – would love to see pics of your sculpture when it is done. Thanks for the kind words.

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