Vid #48: About Using Scrap Polymer Clay To Make Unique Lentil Bead Designs:
If you’re like me, you probably have a big ball of unbaked clay made up of scraps left over from previous projects. I love making lentil beads from this scrap clay because you never quite know how the design will turn out.
One thing to keep in mind when rolling any polymer clay lentil bead, is that the colors will swirl and mix together. Excessive swirling leads to what I call blended muds. Some of these blends can be beautiful if the right primary colors are used. On the other hand, there’s also been times when my muds have not been very attractive.
Not to worry though. Because less-than-attractive muddy lentils can be used as a base bead for applying your cane slices to. But I’ll leave that discussion for another day.
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The full version of the “Lentil Beads“ preview video shown above, is available for purchase at my Polymer Clay Bead Making Videos Library in the Volume-001 Back Issue Package.
In this “Scrap Clay Lentil Beads” video tutorial I talk about how making lentil beads from scrap clay is kind of like grabbing a handful of munchies from the party mix bowl. Every time it’s going to turn out a little bit different. This lesson is one of several where I show you how to use up every last bit of your polymer clay. Nothing should ever end up in the trash.