Poppy Beads + Copper Findings – Polymer Clay Flower Bead Bracelet

Polymer Clay Poppy Flower Bracelet

“A bead by itself is just a bead – but in a neat setting it turns into a statement!” ~Aims

Hey guys… thought I’d share a quick post about this simple new Poppy Flower Bracelet. What I love most about it is the simplistic modern design. The colors are warm and rich. The shape is simple yet clearly representational of what the real poppy flower looks like.

I also love the whimsical side of these beads. The edges of the flowers are thin in some places and thick in others. Plus the punch of black in the center defines it as a poppy blossom. The shape of the beads was achieved using the Studio by Sculpey Style and Detail Tools as well as the Studio by Sculpey Etch and Pearl Tools.

This bracelet was created using handmade copper jump rings and a beaded S-hook clasp, also made from copper. Each flower was attached to the bracelet like a charm, using hand wrought copper ball head pins.

I can teach you how to make these Poppy Beads in an upcoming tutorial if you like. Just leave a comment below to let me know your wishes. The level of response I receive for each of the projects presented here at the blog, is what helps to determine what gets filmed next.

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor

  1. Lynda Dunham-Watkins, 16 September, 2009

    Sounds like a great idea. I’d like to know how to do the copper links.

  2. Elizabeth, 16 September, 2009

    I love these and always appreciate a video.

  3. Ken H., 16 September, 2009

    Anything you teach is welcome!!!

  4. Anna Sabina, 16 September, 2009

    Sounds great to me too. I love poppies and the colors you mixed look great.

  5. Silverleaf, 16 September, 2009

    Funky! I guess you could use completely different colours as well, then it would be a kind of abstract bracelet.

    Can’t you tell I’m looking at everything with my “how could I make that my own” eyes on at the moment? ;)

    Not that it’s not very cool as it is, you understand….

  6. aims, 16 September, 2009

    Love it Cindy. Count me in on this one for sure.

  7. Joyce, 16 September, 2009

    Looks great and a video would be most helpful. Like the colors and agree with Silverleaf different colors would be fun too.

  8. Melinda, 16 September, 2009

    Those poppies are fabulous…. and they look so fun. Count me in as being interested and ready to learn!

  9. Rachel, 17 September, 2009

    ooooh yes please Cindy

  10. Laurel, 17 September, 2009

    “Poppies, poppies, poppies will put them to sleep.” But not your poppies Cindy. These are way to cute and refreshing. Show us, show us, show us. :)

  11. Lisa Whitham, 17 September, 2009

    Yes, show us please… I love this bracelet!


  12. DJ, 18 September, 2009

    Love the shapes, the colors are yummy too. I’d be very happy to learn these…

  13. squash, 18 September, 2009

    Yes, yes, a big yes for the poppy beads! Please show us how to make them! I just saw the bracelet in this week’s video and the poppies look spectacular. I love every new technique you come up with and this kind of video would be so helpful. Modeling is not my forte and seeing how you make sculptural beads just pushes me to go beyond my abilities. I also enjoyed the calla lily beads and the roses. Thank you, Cindy!

  14. Beth Parker, 18 September, 2009

    I would love to learn how to make these beads.

  15. Carol, 18 September, 2009

    Yes please Cindy – and the copper ball head pins!

  16. Freda, 05 October, 2009

    I’d like to know where you got the Preserving Your Memories spray that you used. I’ve looked in three craft stores here and googled it online but haven’t found it. Maybe you said where in the video, but we’ve lost our sound (having it checked out) so I can’t go back and listen right now.

  17. Cindy Lietz, 05 October, 2009

    Thanks for the great comments everyone! I appreciate that!

    @Freda: I got my PYMII at shadesofclay.com which is a wonderful site to deal with. If you click the link by my name it will take you to an article with the link to Donna Sheppard’s site who is the manufacture of PYMII and should have a list of other locations where you can purchase it as well.

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