My polymer clay journey has been progressing very happily and I can now say that I am hooked on it. I have used my clay rolling machine which makes blending colours and rolling nice thin backgrounds a doddle. Above is my other new piece of equipment which is my absolute favourite - an extruder. You cut out little circles of clay in whatever colours you would like, place them into the extruder tube, choose a shape, in this case, square, which goes onto the front and then turn the handle. The clay is magically turned into a long cane which, when cut, reveals the most gorgeous patterns which alter all along the cane.
Here are the lovely purple patterns made by the extruder, placed on a base and ready to be made into jewellery.
More patterns, including fuchsia pink shades.
Here are a few of the finished pendants which just need attaching together, and putting onto a necklace. I am so pleased with the lovely patterns and what is even more lovely is that they are all original because I don't think I could mix exactly the same colours, or put them into the extruder in the same pattern again. I can see this turning into a bit of an obsession...