Archive for Color Theory

Vol-035 Apr’2011 Back Issues Now Posted in Polymer Clay Library

Polymer Clay Video Tutorials Volume 35

Video Tutorials:
1: Lilac Beads;
2: Copper Foil Tape;
3: Teardrop Blend Shift;
4: Birdhouse Beads:

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Mixing Custom Color Recipes | Polymer Clay Tutorial [Video]

Mixing Color RecipesVid #193: “Can you say
MUD!!? I’ve had my fair
share of mixing the wrong
colors together but thanks to
your color recipes I’m doing a
lot better now!” ~Katina-K

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Managing Color Contrast In Your Polymer Clay Cane Designs

Polymer Clay Cane Color Contrast

“The Colors Looked Fine When I Started… But then they Reduced Down to This!”

A big mistake many people make when learning about polymer clay canes, is not using colors with enough contrast. Today’s photo shows one of my early canes Read More→

Starter Premo Clay Colors for Making Polymer Clay Beads and Jewelry

Mix Your Own Polymer Clay Colors

All You Really Need is a Set of Primary Colors to Get Going:

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Perfect Green Beads | Polymer Clay Tips For Mixing Shades of Green

Polymer Clay Shades of Green

How To Get the Color Just Right For Your Next Jewelry Making Project:

Mixing polymer clay colors is a common challenge for many beginners… and even more experienced clayers as well. So today since we are well Read More→

Helpful Color Tips To Remember When Making Polymer Clay Canes

Reducing Polymer Clay Canes

Do Your Cane Designs Get Lost or Blurred When they are Reduced?

Polymer clay color theory has many facets that are fun to learn about. For example, even though several colors may look good together in a large palette, that does not Read More→

Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Shades of Orange Ladybug Color Palette

Ladybug Polymer Clay Color Palette

1A – Golden Sunset
2A – Ladybug
3A – Parsley
4A – Bronze Black

Isn’t this the cutest picture of two ladybugs in love!?  My husband caught them cuddling each other in our backyard parsley patch Read More→

Polymer Clay Tutorial | Instructions for Making a Basic Leaf Cane

Basic Leaf Cane Tutorial Video Part1

Vid #97-98: Plus… How To Combine Simple Leaf Canes to Form More Complex Designs:

Many of you have been patiently requesting that I start adding polymer cane tutorials to the Beadvideos Library, Well this post marks the first of many Read More→

Using Polymer Clay Faux Wood To Fix a Broken Kids Pocket Knife

Polymer Clay Faux Wood Pocket Knife

When the Decorative Skin On Your Old Pocket Knife Cracks And Falls Off…

Like a lot of boys, my son Fisher was given a Swiss Army Knife for carving sticks when we go camping. Of course he is not allowed to just play with Read More→

Tweaking Polymer Clay Recipes Leads To An Endless Supply of Colors

Polymer Clay Tutor Recipe Card

Don’t Limit Yourself to Just the Pre-Packaged Premo, Sculpey, Fimo Colors… There Is So Much More:

Most people would agree that having lots of food recipes on hand, really helps in coming up with creative meals. As Read More→

Faux Wood Jewelry Made With Custom Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Wood Grain

How To Make Sculpey and Fimo Clay Look Like Real Wooden Beads, Boards or Even Dollhouse Furniture:

Natural looking jewelry made of wood, stone and shell are quite popular right now in the fashion magazines. Did you know Read More→

Polymer Clay Color Mixing | A World of Skin Tone Clay Color Recipes

Polymer Clay Ninja Face Cane Earrings

Perfect For Sculpting Dolls And Fabulous for Making Face Canes:

In packing up the earrings and jewelry I needed for the craft fair I’m doing this weekend, I realized I needed to put together some color mixing recipes to go with Read More→

Another Polymer Clay Treasure Hunt… Where Everyone Is A Winner

Polymer Clay Tutor Recipe Card

How Would You Like To Download A New Color Recipe Card Every Week?

Starting today, I’m adding a brand new feature to the email Guest List Newsletter. It involves a fun and rewarding treasure hunt game… a game where everyone wins! Read More→

Color Quiz Helps Polymer Clay and Jewelry Artists with Mixing Colors

Polymer Clay Color IQ Test

Do You Know Your Color IQ? This Test Will Improve Your Color Intelligence!

Understanding colors and how to mix them is something that is difficult for many. I think the reason is that most peoples’ eyes are not trained to see the Read More→

Some Polymer Clay How To Tips For Creating Beautiful Jewelry Colors

Polymer Clay Summer Color Palette

Is Fimo Color Mixing A Challenge For You? Here’s 4 Creative Ideas To Ponder:

A very common challenge for many people working with polymer clay, is how to create colors that go well with each other. In other words how to create a color Read More→

Fall Jewelry Designing – Bead Making Color Inspiration From Nature

Fall Colors

Do the Seasons Inspire Your Jewelry Making Projects?

Fall has finally arrived and as usual, there is lots of buzz happening from beaded jewelry designers, fashion experts and polymer clay artists about the Autumn colors, Fall leaves, Halloween and Read More→

Ideas and Instructions – Polymer Clay Projects Using Scrap Clay

Scrap Polymer Clay

Left over Premo, Sculpey, Fimo & Kato Polyclay can be used for making beads, color mixes & polymer clay molds:

If you ‘play’ with polymer clay, you are definitely going to end up with lots of scraps. They come from cane designs that didn’t Read More→

Fall Jewelry Pumpkin Beads | Polymer Clay Colors | Autumn Flowers

Zinnia Orange Pumpkin Earrings

The fun connection between halloween earrings, Fimo clay and the Zinnia flower:

Since the pumpkins around here don’t ripen up until sometime in October, I ended up looking to the Zinnias in my garden for some earring color inspiration. Read More→

Make Polymer Clay Bathroom Knobs | Glass Beads | Clay Color Mixing

Your Questions Answered

1) Clay covered decorative knobs and handles to use on bathroom closet and cupboard doors.

2) Embedding glass bead pieces into Fimo polymer clay.

3) Organizing your polyclay color mixing samples. Read More→

Making Beads with a Mod Polymer Clay Cane for Cool Jewelry Projects

Mod Cane and Tube Bead

Jewellry making is more fun when the beads you use are made by YOU!

The upper left image in this photo is a modern funky polka dot cane. Slices from this cane were added to the surface of the tube bead also pictured. Read More→

More About Mixing Polymer Clay Colors with a Summer Sunflower Theme

Polymer Clay Summer Palette

Understanding how to mix Primo / Fimo / Sculpey colors so they flow together, is a big part of creating great polymer clay beads and jewelry!

In today’s post I’m going to talk about choosing clay colors for creating palettes, as well Read More→

Learning About Polymer Clay Color Mixing – Maggie Maggio Style

Maggie Maggio Color Scales

Having trouble figuring out how to mix polymer clay to get the colors you want? You’re not alone!

One of the most difficult skills to master when it comes to making polymer clay beads, is learning how to mix colors. In fact, my Read More→