Video #240: “Would love to see more in your valentines series… and unique one of a kind heart shaped beads.” ~Drew-G
With Valentines just around the corner, it is time for another Heart Bead Tutorial. I’ve already posted a couple of different video tutorials on how to make heart shaped beads in previous Back Issue Volumes at the PcT Members Libary. And there’s also several relevant blog articles you can look up by using apprpriate keywords in the search box (i.e. hearts, heart beads, valentines, etc.).
This week’s heart bead tutorial combines two different polymer clay techniques… Mirror Image Beads (aka Natasha Beads); and the Split Heart Bead Shape.
I made some really cool Natasha beads with scraps. Since they’re like the Rorschach Inkblots on four sides, it’s fun to show them to people and see what “pictures” they see. ~Tanya-L
I love the Natasha Beads too – I can’t wait to “reveal” what is inside… like a present! ~Michele-N
For Valentine’s Day, my husband decided to take me shopping (early) for all the polymer clay supplies my little heart desired. ~Bonnie-B
So… without further ado, coming up tomorrow (Friday, Jan 27, 2012) in the Vol-044-4 members video at the Polymer Clay Tutor Library, I will demonstrate how to make unique heart bead shape that not only is cool looking, but different every single time. So every bead you make in this style is a one-of-a-kind!
Please Note: A general prerequisite for all of my weekly tutorials is that you have a good understanding of the polymer clay basics, including: conditioning clay, using a pasta machine, clay blade and other simple tools, making Skinner Blends or Teardrop Blends, baking clay, as well as sanding and finishing. If you need help in these areas, my Polymer Clay Beginners Course will get you up to speed quickly. There is also plenty of free information on this blog. Use the search box at the top of the page to find articles on specific topics.
Supplies & Tools: Video-044-4 Mirror Heart Beads:
- 5101 Pearl Premo Sculpey Accents Polymer Clay & 5001 White Premo Sculpey Polymer Clay (mixed)
- 5303 Gold Premo Sculpey Accents Polymer Clay
- 5067 Copper Premo Sculpey Accents Polymer Clay
- 5020 Blush Premo Sculpey Polymer Clay
- 5007 Spanish Olive Premo Sculpey Polymer Clay
- Clay Blade
- Amaco Bead Rack Piercing Wires (or other needle for making bead holes)
- Cornstarch (optional)
- Glue on Bails (optional)
By the way, if you did not already know, some of those “shopping” links I provided above for the various tools and supplies, are “affiliate” links. That means companies like Amazon pay me a small commission if you click on the links and end up making a purchase at their site. It’s not a lot, but every bit helps in keeping the cost of my tutorials so low… at only $3.32 per month ;-)
The full version of the Vol-044-4 Mirror Image Heart Beads video will be posted in the Polymer Clay Members Library on Friday January 27, 2012.
Here’s a sneak peak…
The full version of the “Mirror Image Heart” preview video shown above, is now avail for purchase at the Polymer Clay Library in the Vol-044 Back Issue Pkg.
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The following topics are included in this week’s Polymer Clay Tutor Library, Valentines Mirror Image Heart Bead video tutorial:
- See examples of beads and pendants made in a variety of sizes and color combinations.
- Find out how simple it is to create unique heart bead shape that has a one of a kind mirror image revealed inside.
- Plus, with some creativity and ingenuity, there are many ways to come up with other unique designs of your own.
The full version of the “Mirror Image Heart” preview video shown above, is now avail for purchase at the Polymer Clay Library in the Vol-044 Back Issue Pckg.