Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Salmon Pearls Palette (Premo Sculpey)

Salmon Pearls Polymer Clay Color Palette 1A: Salmon Pearls
Pale Shrimp
3A: Rose Cream
4A: Crème Fraiche

Sometimes colors are just so darn pretty that it would be a real shame not to make them into a polymer clay color palette. That is how I feel about the pearly salmon colors in the picture above, that my husband Doug took of an alpine succulent plant.

It was taken at the same time as the photo for the Vol-017 B-series  Succulent Palette, which inspired me in a completely different direction. It just goes to show the limitless options where colors can take you, if you let them.

More beautiful colors, Cindy. Looking forward to working with them. Nature is truly awesome and it is so wonderful to have you tuned in and sharing all the splendor. Thanks. ~Joyce-M

The following individual recipes will be added to the Polymer Clay Members Library during the month of Jan-2010 in Vol-020 [A-Series]:

  • Salmon Pearls (Recipe 020-1A)
  • Pale Shrimp (Recipe 020-2A)
  • Rose Cream (Recipe 020-3A)
  • Crème Fraiche (Recipe 020-4A)

Salmon Pearls is the rich glistening Salmon color drawn from the deeper tones of the pearly succulent plant. Pale Shrimp is the softer shimmering shrimp pink tones of the lighter areas of the peal shaped leaves. Rose cream is the even softer pale pink with a hint of creme as its base. And Crème Fraiche is the creamiest of highlights where the sun kisses the plants pearly leaves.

If you would like more information about the Members Library, here are some direct links:


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  1. Diana, 29 December, 2009

    Dear Cindy,

    We really do appreciate all the effort that goes making these color recipes, your videos, news letters, twitters and all else. You have a marvelous site and I hope to be part of it for a very long time.

    Want to wish you and yours the most blessed New Year ever.

  2. Elizabeth S., 29 December, 2009

    These salmon pearl colors are so beautiful! One of my clay resolutions for the new year is to use only custom colors from the library in my creations– as much as possible, anyway. Can’t wait to add these to the choices.

  3. Peggy, 29 December, 2009

    The salmon pearl colors are as beautiful as the picture. You must be so thrilled your husband shares in your talent. The two of you must inspire each other and together comes such beauty. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Looking forward to tomorrows video and hopefully by next year I will be enjoying your videos from the comfort of my craft room on my new lap top. I can’t wait to have you in the same room with my clay. I am looking so forward to spending more time with you and my clay family in 2010. It is going to be a great year with breath taking colors, thanks to you and your hubby.
    I wish all a very Safe and Happy New Year!!

  4. Carrie, 29 December, 2009

    OOOH! This pink color palette is awesome! Got me a little claying nook put together in my tiny apartment now. Got lots of storage drawers at Wal-Mart, it looks pretty good. I’ll try to send pics soon! Happy New Year everyone!

  5. Josie, 30 December, 2009

    Happy New Year everyone. Hope all your resolutions come true.
    lol Josie.

  6. Cindy Lietz, 04 January, 2010

    Thank you girls for the sweet comments! I think this new year is going to be an exciting one and am really looking forward to spending it with you!

    @Carrie: Would love to see your pics!

  7. nilo, 04 January, 2010

    what kind of tools or equipment is needed to do polymer bead making. thank you.

  8. Cindy Lietz, 04 January, 2010

    Hi Nilo. Welcome to the blog. A while back I wrote an article that will answer your question. Follow the link by my name to read it. You can also type “polymer clay tools” into the search box at the top of this page to find many other articles on the topic. Hope this helps you out.

  9. Carol Carlson, 09 January, 2010

    About your polymer clay video course… I loved the whole thing. I especially liked the one on what colors to buy first, so I could get started having some fun without having to purchase a whole bunch of random colors, which probably would have turned out to be not so useful, as well as the tips on tools. I feel that the course really helped me get my feet wet without buying a lot of expensive stuff.

    I only had two issues: 1. I must have funny-shaped hands, because I just could not get a decent football bead made. (Don’t care, will just stick with oval beads from my tri-bead roller.) 2. In rolling a bulls-eye cane, I made an indentation in the middle as suggested, but I found my ends flying apart after a few rolls. Trust me to find a new way to screw up! I think it was because my cane was too long for me to control. Or it could be the funny shaped hands.

    I thought the length of each lesson was just right, and the pace was right too. I was able to take notes during my first viewing, and then follow along as I tried out the skill during my second viewing. I did have to replay once or twice during certain videos, and the only thing that I can suggest that would be an improvement is the ability to move back and forth during the video. I found I had to start from the beginning each time (feel free to ignore if this is just my lack of techno-savvy).

    I had fun with the course, and ended up buying a subscription (which I am also enjoying), and would recommend it to anyone who is either a visual learner, or is just not inspired by books, like me.

    Carole Carlson

  10. Cindy Lietz, 09 January, 2010

    Hi Carole,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to send in your feedback. Sharing information like this really gives others great insight about what they can expect from the video tutorials and the members library. I truly appreciate your help.

    That’s cute what you said about your hands. I doubt they are shaped funny. With the football bead, the trick is to make sure both hands are moving in circles. Just keep practicing, you’ll get it.

    I am actually not sure what you mean by ‘both ends flying apart’ regarding the bullseye cane. If you could try and describe it in another way, maybe I can help you.

    In regards to moving back and forth through the videos, you can actually “grab” the little “slider bar” with your mouse and fast forward or rewind to your hearts content. The “slider bar” is the little horizontal thingy right under the video screen that progresses forward as the video advances. Hopefully this makes sense how I described it.

    Anyways, all the best to you. Thanks so much for being part of the community.

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