Vid #50: What to do When Kitchen Spices Get Too Old …Make Beads!
Ok I’ll admit that making beads is what I do to fix many of the little problems life throws my way. The kids are frustrating me… make some beads! My husband won’t do the lawn trimming… bead making to the rescue. The polymer clay oven broke… nothing that more beads won’t cure (just won’t be able to bake these one’s quite yet :-).
Someone stop me before I get too silly. This post is supposed to be about a technique called polymer clay inclusion where you mix fun stuff into translucent polymer clay. Unique looking spice beads can be made using curry powder, rosemary leaves, poppy seeds or nutmeg.
Beads made with these spice inclusions often take on the look of faux stone. You will often find me using them in chunky bracelets and hemp jewelry designs.
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The full version of the “Spices Inclusion“ preview video shown above, is available for purchase at my Polymer Clay Bead Making Videos Library in the Volume-003 Back Issue Package.
In this “Special Effects With Spices” video tutorial I explain which brands of translucent polymer clay work best with the spice bead inclusion technique. I discuss aromatic properties; How some spices bleed color and others don’t; And what spices you should not put through your pasta machine.