Polymer Clay and Paper Beads

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 7 comments

I try to practice ordinary courage everyday by doing little things that I normally “hate” or “scared” to do.  I have been  drooling over yummy polymer clay creations on youtube and admiring the work of several talented artists.  It can be scary sometimes to try new things don’t you think?  I know I feel this way because of fear of failure.  What if the outcome is disappointing?  Well, here I am taking the plunge and I want you to see it.


I learned from my research on polymer clay that there are two things you MUST do: condition your clay really well (I just conditioned the clay for these cup cakes by hand) and sand it after to take out smudges like thumb prints.


Now that I have by feet wet might as well take a bath right?  🙂  I am not going to do a tutorial on polymer clay because there are a lot of experts out there and you can just go to youtube and you will know what I mean.   I love the fact that polymer beads are fun and a good mix with paper beads, that being said I am coming up with another polymer clay project to go with paper beads.



  1. I can’t believe this is your first attempt Janice. Wow! Great Job! Too cute. I never thought about putting polymer clay beads together with the paper beads, but that’s why I Love your Blog! So many creative and different ideas that you have! I too am afraid of failure of trying new things…I have all the wire and tools needed to make rosary loops etc to connect my paper beads to make necklaces and bracelets with, but have been afraid to do so…I guess it’s time to start, and not be afraid of that failure issue that I have.

  2. Soooo cute!! Awesome job!!!

  3. These are so cute! I love all the little details you added , the sprinkles, swirls, and melted icing they look like real cupcakes. Great job cant wait to see what you come up with next 🙂

  4. How sweet!!!

  5. Wow, that is so cute. Did you do all the molding and shaping by hand? You did really great.

  6. I discovered Polymer clay a year after paper beads! It does go really well with paper beads, and I like the cupcakes!

  7. Those are so cute!!! I like to make clay pendants. Its so fun to experiment!!!!!