Clay, Creative Mama, Handmade

Playing with Polymer Clay

5th February 2019

One of my earliest crafting memories beyond the normal drawing and painting of childhood was using Fimo with my neighbour to make little gifts for my parents.  One year she helped me make a little plaque for my dad for Father’s Day, which he kept for many, many years.  I was probably about six or so and I felt very grown up to be crafting with an older girl. 

Nearly thirty years later and in my quest to play with new crafts and smaller projects, I decided to have a go at making some jewellery with Fimo/Polymer Clay. 

I researched for places to purchase this but was a little disappointed to find most places selling kits with multiple colours that didn’t really appeal to me.  However, I discovered that Beads Direct sells individual blocks of Fimo, and stocks not only traditional solid colours, but beautiful metalics too.  I ordered a few different colour options and was incredibly happy with the service as they arrived the following day. 

I have had such fun playing with the different colours and making beads of different shapes and sizes.  These are simple to make but I think they look really effective.  I have put myself a necklace together already and have a couple of other pieces on the go at the moment, which I hope to gift soon.  To finish the necklaces I purchased some 1mm leather from my local bead shop and used findings that my mum had in her jewellery making supplies. 

Another thumbs up from me for this new-to-me craft.  I am really enjoying playing with some different materials and making some new projects.  I do have a big yearning to make a quilt but for the time being these new projects are fitting around my small people so well.  And a creative Mama is a happy Mama!

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