My interest in polymer clay jewellery started exactly a year ago in March 2011. I had been making some jewellery before then, using pearls, Swarovski crystals, glass beads, shells, buttons, charms and other media, but could never feel that the finished pieces were unique enough and any more different from what they sell in the shops and craft markets.
It all changed when I discovered polymer clay and I’ve never been happier! In March 2011 I took part in the “Wonderful Polymer Clay” workshop with Debbie Carlton. She is an inspirational designer who works with polymer clay and metal clay and her pieces are incredibly beautiful and are something that I put into a category “Wearable Art” – check them out for yourself here: http://www.debbiecarltonjewellery.co.uk/
After two and a half days of polymer bliss I was on my own, but didn’t seem to be able to find time regularly to practise my new beloved hobby. So my New 2012 Year’s resolution was to have polymer clay sessions regularly, at least once a week. I am now in the process of creating a website and a Facebook page where I would have a gallery of my work and in the future I am even thinking of an Etsy shop where I hope to sell some of my creations.
Luckily for me I found some polymer clay enthusiasts locally and we aim to get together monthly to do some claying together, exchange tips and ideas and, of course, marvel at each other’s finished articles or even work in progress – ahhh bliss!!!