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Dance like no one’s watching – Valentine’s Day Countdown – Polymer Clay Tutorial – 3

Ballerina Polymer Clay Tutorial

Hello dear polymer clay enthusiasts!

I hope you’re having a fabulous day today. This is a special day and for me this day is about celebrating Love with a capital L. Romantic love, but also love for the special people in your life, love for your art and just as important, self-love. Treating yourself just as you treat the persons you love, being just as kind with yourself as you are with your children and encouraging yourself as you would encourage your best friend.

This is the third and last tutorial of the Valentine’s Day Countdown. It was a short series, yet I hope it was an interesting one.

I have chosen a ballerina and the message `Dance like no one’s watching` to encourage you to really express yourself through your jewelry pieces and trust that the people that will resonate with you will love them. And just trust yourself and silence your inner critic… at  least from time to time. Expressing yourself is, in my opinion, a form of self-love.

In this tutorial I used a Ballerina silhouette and you can download this silhouette by using the right-click of the mouse and choosing Save Image As from the Drop-down Menu.

I like using silhouettes and templates in my work. It gets easier to achieve a beautiful shape that you can further decorate and tweak to make a beautiful and unique piece of polymer clay jewelry.

I have chosen to decorate my piece using red polymer clay hearts that I cut out using a small heart-shaped cutter and overlapping them slightly.

I decided to use gold foil for that delicate shinny effect. And I love the result of texturing polymer clay decorated with gold foil. You should give it a try as well, you might like it too.

Again, I’m wishing you Happy Valentine’s Day and stay tuned for more inspiration for your work with polymer clay.

Happy claying!

Mihaela

 

 

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