Liquid polymer clay is a great medium for creating faux glass effects.  In the hands of polymer clay artists the translucent results can be very beautiful.  Sandrartes is a Portuguese polymer clay artist who has shared some great liquid polymer clay video jewelry tutorials.  First up is her clever hollow bead pendants tutorial.

She first creates a form using just a toothpick and cotton wool encased in a bit of stocking material.  A layer of natural clay and several layers of liquid polymer clay are added. The alcohol inks are also applied with each successive layer.  Like eggshell art, the molding material is then carefully removed leaving behind the lovely glass like shapes.

She also applies the same alcohol inks on liquid polymer clay layers in another clever tutorial for making a cabochon bracelet.  This tutorial is a must see!  Just a brilliant way of creating metal mold from used tea light holders!  She also crafts the blue polymer clay discs and sandwiches the double loop in in between those and the cabochons.

She was also inspired by Warring States lamp work beads. (The bumpy beads style were first made in China during a time known as the Warring States period (481-221 BC)).Her genius liquid polymer clay tutorial below is a lot easier to learn to do!  Again alcohol inks come into play.

I also adore her jewel bugs tutorial. Glue some pinbacks for some great brooches. Or glue magnets and use as fridge adornments.

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