Gilded Paths Polymer Clay Swap

One of the polymer clay groups I belong to, International Polymer Clay Swaps, recently voted on a tutorial that we wanted to try out. We chose Tina Holden’s Gilded Paths.

It’s a lovely tutorial and I can see a lot of potential in future projects. I’ve started experimenting already. So far I’ve had one failed attempt. I bought the new Sculpey Hollow Bead Maker. This will take some practice.

I loved the Gilded Path sheet that I created with the Beadcomber tutorial though. It was a learning experience. I wish I had taken a picture of the sheet before I cut it for the beads.


This looks easy doesn’t it? Not so much.


The beads warped and didn’t fit together very well. However, I still really like the colours and the pattern so instead of throwing them out I’ll put them in my bowl of beach glass to look at now and then.

My second sheet was a little more subtle with a jungle forest feel to it.


This time I decided to make a bangle. I used another of Tina’s tutorials that I purchased a few years ago…the Bamboo Stretch Bracelet. This is great for those of us that have metal sensitivities. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make one.


IMG_4686I’m only half way through the Gilded Paths tutorial and already have two projects done (even though one didn’t turn out well). There are so many things you can do with these beautiful sheets. It’s well worth buying the tutorial.


2015 Polymer Clay Challenge

I am dedicating 2015 to my art of choice, polymer clay. In 2015 I will find one tutorial per week to complete. Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas next year 😀

Do you want to join? Katie makes it easy. Read her blog post.