I just recently started exploring using molds to make beads and have to say, it’s quite addicting!

These are urchin beads that I’ve made using Scupley’s Super Elasticlay MoldMaker.  It’s super easy to use and captures really great details.  You just condition the clay for a moment, press your object into it and bake.  After it’s cooled, brush corn starch into the mold and then your polymer clay.  It’s that easy!

[tags]polymer clay, moldmaking, arts & crafts[/tags]

By heather powers


4 Comments so far

  1. Barbe Saint John on May 15, 2008 4:26 pm

    I love these beads!!! so prettty!

  2. heather powers on May 16, 2008 7:27 am

    thanks Barbe, they make me want to go back to the ocean every time I look at them.

  3. Tina on May 16, 2008 7:40 am

    Yours turned out great Heather! did you chalk them? I get google alert and when I saw these this morning…once again…funny how clayers can think alike, lol. I ordered a couple of teeny urchins from Turkey off all places, to be able to mold them. Ours here on the coast are way too big for beads.

  4. Making Polymer Clay Molds - Inspiration From the Sea on May 19, 2008 6:11 pm

    [...] One very beautiful example of this idea is from Heather Powers of the Craftgossip Blog and Humblebeads. She uses sea urchin shells for making molds. [...]

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