Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Art Bead Versatility and Special Orders

Circle Buttons
Clay is a very versatile material, be it earth clay or polymer clay. I use a low fire white earth clay.
Whether you were aware of the versatility of clay or not, I wanted to show you the possibilities using one design.

Have it your way...No holes (cab), 1 hole, 2 holes (one on each side), 2 holes (as a button), 4 holes (as a button), cutout, cutout with 2 holes. Cabochons, connectors, buttons, pendants or clasps.
As you can see there are so many possibilities with one design and mold.

Other options not shown, are imbedding Kanthal (high fire) wire into the clay. The clay is fired with the wires in place. Imagine the button on the bottom right with 2 wire loops in place of the two holes. If 2 aren't enough add one or two more.

Need it different way? Just ask. As your mom told you, it doesn't hurt to ask.
In other words, have it your way. You need a piece of your design puzzle to fit your vision.
Special orders don't upset us!


CinLynn Boutique said...

These are awesome! I love them all!

Shel said...

Beautiful - love the colors and options!