View Full Version : Fish bead, polymer clay.
09-27-2006, 12:19 PM
Yep, I'm at it again. This time I wanted to try making a fish focal bead. Not too sure I like this one much but put it up on ebay just to see what happens:
Thanks for looking :)
09-27-2006, 06:48 PM
Love the design- but I think other colors would work.
09-28-2006, 09:23 AM
Very nice design. The colors really pop with his blue eye. Is that a glass eye or is it made from clay as well?
Really nice design to it, I love the flow but something seems off. Might be because I have a darker monitor than most--and the colors seem quite a bit darker...
09-28-2006, 11:46 AM
Hi and thanks for the comments. The eye is also clay and then painted. They're really tiny and I use a magnifier to see them well enough to paint them ... lol
Yes the colors are a bit darker than I wanted. For some reason the maroon/purples get darker when you bake them. I'm playing with color blends so with any luck I'll find a combo of purples that stay close to the unbaked color when baked.
The piece under the eye bugs me, I think it's too big. I'll do something different there next time. :)
I also used metal gold clays in the blend, it's hard to tell in the pic but they are really pretty in person.
09-28-2006, 03:43 PM
The fish is really cute!
You can avoid darkening by adding a little white to the clay. Not enough so that it significantly changes the color. Try experimenting with it to see.
I like your little fishy!!! He is just too cute!
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