I brought them home to clean them after students used them in a preposition activity.
I started playing with polymer clay last fall about the same time I picked up seed beads. I'm not really sure what was happening in my mind, but I know it had something to do with frustration at not being able to buy beads where I live. Yes, yes, I buy lots on the internet, but there is something about holding them in your hands, seeing the color, texture, size, and weight that is essential to me. I thought perhaps I could make some of my own beads when I needed something in a particular size, shape, or color. Needless to say, during the school year I have too many irons in the fire and not nearly enough focus to really explore any medium. Here is a little peak at a few of the things I've made with pc and with pc and stamps.
This is white clay with polyclay glazes to look like a tile.
A little distressed. It has a hole at top and bottom for links. Need to add these.
Little birds with a polyclay glaze and some extra distressing and splotches of color.
I made the stamp for this one with an impression from a picture frame. It is translucent clay and ink.
A poppy in need of some more detail and a clear glaze.
A bee experiment with glaze.
A mold made from a stamp which clearly I must clean.