Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

Here’s another fun project that I want to share with you: polymer clay gradient beads tutorial to use in colorful jewelry! Over time the polymer clay beads squeezed the most time at my studio, but i’m not complaining. I succeeded to improve my techniques and for sure the amount of necklaces that I hold.

What you will need:

3 colors Polymer clay (white blue, mauve)
pasta machine
line, circle and rectangle shaped cutters
acrylic roller

Prepare the clay and roll it out with pasta machine.  Use circle cutter to cut pieces as shown in the figure below.  Roll each column in the balls  and repeat the process with withe and the second color.

Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

Make a sheet of each ball. For next step you have to cut with the rectangle cutter each sheet.

Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

Stack the colors in order from white to dark. Cut small sheets out of it as shown in the figure below.

Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

Take one sheet of each color and combine them as shown in the next figure.

Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

For next step you have to stagger your slices as shown below.

Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

You should add 11 slices of polymer clay

Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

Cut the figure starting with the darker color of first sheet, in this case the blue one.

Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

Add the pieces you just cut in the front of the shape. The result is in the next photo.

Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

Reduce the size of the polymer clay block and cut it in two pieces and combine them with the lighter inside.

Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

From this polymer clay cane you will cut slices to cover your beads. For more polymer clay ideas click here.

Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

And this are the polymer clay gradient beads you should have if you go through this step by step tutorial.

Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

Here is a nice idea of a polymer clay bracelet from the author.

Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

I find this polymer clay gradient beads tutorial easy to do! What do you think? You can use whatever colors you want, that’s the beauty of clay!

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Polymer clay gradient beads tutorial

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