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Since I was disappointed with last week’s pendant I wanted to make something really nice this week, but I’m still cleaning the old house and at one point I thought I’d have to write a blog saying I hadn’t made anything at all :(. Then I realised it was Wednesday morning not Thursday so there was still time. Whew! I took the evening off from unpacking and made these green polymer clay beads.

Green polymer clay beads by Cate van Alphen

Green polymer clay beads by Cate van Alphen

I made a cane with layers of green which I sliced/squashed using a credit card. Then I used my method of making a Natasha bead round (do you think I can call them Cate Beads?). The two patterns below are from the same cane, but I used different orientations of the Natasha cube to make the poles.

Green polymer clay beads by Cate van Alphen

Green polymer clay beads by Cate van Alphen

Green beads by Cate van Alphen

Green beads by Cate van Alphen

Green beads by Cate van Alphen

Green beads by Cate van Alphen

I finally got round to making a pair of head pins for earrings. I also made another earring pair by making the beads oval and adding gold mica powder tips. They looked a bit lonely in their own photo, but they are there in the top right of the first photo in this blog.

Green headpins by Cate van Alphen

Green polymer clay and coloured copper wire headpins by Cate van Alphen

Maybe next week I’ll have found all my tools and have time to make something amazing. 😉

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