Jana Roberts Benzon has done it again! I am a HUGE fan of her work… Love all the caning that she does, and she has inspired me to make some of my canes more complex…. but now…. I have to say that she has done it again!!!! Have you checked out her front page to her website? Her polymer clay “glass techniques” have me intrigued!
Look at that center ‘clear’ bead with the gold and green…. HOW DID SHE DO THAT???? LOL!!!
and look at her “Lampwork” on this bead!!
I have tried a few times to create the “glass” look, but have to admit, I haven’t done so well. Here was my attempt to make a “goddess” bead….
Not too bad from afar, but in person, LOL!!, it’s really scary! I didn’t have a heat gun so I had to watch that the liquid didn’t run off the sides of the bead….. I need to give it a try again! (now I have a heat gun!!!) I am sure that the results may be different the next time around! LOL!!
Speaking of heat guns…. did you know that with the use of Kato Polymer Clay you can get a Hand buff, or sealed look, by just taking the bead to the heat?????
Look at the results:
See the before, and the after affect?
all I did was take the heat gun to the bead:
swirl the bead around and around so it’s not “HOT” in one place and burns
Stop once the bead is nice and shiny!!
just another picture of the before the heat gun and after using the heat gun…. see, nice and shiny and the colors just POP out right at you!!
Yeah, I am lazy and cheap! LOL!! I just hate to sand and then clean, and then buff my beads… I have carpel tunnel and a touch of arthritis in my hands so holding and buffing can cause a lot of pain… but this is a pain free short cut that really works for me! :0) and that makes for happy hands! If you give it a try let me know if your hands thank you like mine did me! :0)