I really enjoy working with polymer clay and am constantly finding new techniques which I just have to try. The swirl bead was new to me, as was using jewel enamel as a glaze, which gave a look of enamel. The swirl techniques worked better on some than others but it was a good way to use up some scrap clay and the end of a striped cane I made some time last year.
Here are my beads, ready to go into the oven, with a top layer of the jewel enamel.
This is what they looked like once cooled. The jewel enamel has given a glaze to the top surface.
This is my favourite as the swirl worked well and the blue translucent polymer clay I used for the base has silver foil running through it (a bit of gold also got in there!) This is a technique I shall use again...
The macrame bracelets were commissions from a work colleague who loves pink, but wanted a delicate pink. I used crackled quartz, rose quartz and star rose quartz to create these and made two different sizes so that she could choose which one fitted her best.
The flash has washed out the delicate pink, but this combination works well, I think.