Handmade Floral Polymer Clay Beads and Jewelry
by Zudagay on Etsy
|Citrus Flower Pendant|
|Beautiful Flower Pendant|
Here is a shop that has been selling on ETSY since 2007. Zuda of Zudagay on Etsy creates these fabulously detailed floral creations using polymer clay.
She has been working with clay of different kinds for most of her life and has been working primarily with polymer clays for about 15 years or so.
|Red Flower Pendant|
In 2007 her husband lost his job so Zuda, having known about Etsy since it started, decided the time was right for her to use her creative gifts and opened her shop. Her first year was a great success and exceeded all expectations. Her detailed floral designs continue to be very popular and sell well.
I asked Zuda to explain a bit about Polymer clay and what she does:
"I primarily use Premo! polymer clay for my work. I like it for its workability and strength. To begin with the clay needs to be conditioned to get it soft and workable and to make sure all the plasticizers are dispersed throughout the clay. In most of my work I use a technique called Mille Fiori cane work which originated in glass work, and also in candy. This is where a design is created which runs the length of a cane or rod of clay. I slice the cane and then manipulate or sculpt each slice into a petal then attach each petal to a base of clay to create a flower."
|Orange Dahlia Ring|