April 1, 2012

Polymer Clay Jewelry - Kid's Art Class

 The girls (ages 8-12) in my after school art class made some really unique and beautiful jewelry out of polymer clay this week.  

I showed them how to make "canes" out of the clay (by rolling thin logs and then stacking the different colors together to make one large cane.  Depending on the colors used, really interesting patterns can be created when the cane is cut into pieces).  They pressed the cut cane pieces together onto flat slabs and then used mini cookie cutters to cut shapes for their necklaces & earrings.  I will try to get some photos of the process we used.  It was a lot of fun and the girls made really nice color choices.