Thursday, July 12, 2012

A few of my faux lampwork polymer clay beads

Have been really busy with work and family in the last few weeks, and didn't have time to do much beading, although I'm still actively designing in my mind. Anyhow, thought I would show you, for a change, some of my polymer clay beads. A little while ago, on the Clay Play section of the Australian Beading Forum, we had a challenge on faux techniques. I decided to try my hands on faux lampwork beads using polymer clay and various other materials. It took quite a bit of experimentation, and here are a few that I'm quite happy with. Whilst the little owl is definitely my favorite (in case you don't know, I LOVE owls), I think the frog is rather cute too. Thanks for looking and hope you like.


  1. You are very handy - these really look like lampwork glass beads!

  2. Thanks Eva. Yes I thought they look rather realistic too. Your comments are much appreciated. :)

  3. Must say, without the text, I would have thought that I was looking at (glas-)lampwork beads. Beautifully made and very effective!
    Kind regards

  4. Hello dear Caroline,
    These are unique and exquisite beads. Each has its own charm. One is more beautiful than the other! They look exactly like beads made ​​of glass.
    Send you best wishes and greetings from Lower-Austria:

  5. Caroline, your beads are wonderful! I love the owl (I also have a soft spot for owls) and the frog, and the flowers are darling.

    Polymer clay is an amazing medium! I keep wanting to make my own cabochons to bead. One of these days. :)

  6. Todas las bolas (beads) son preciosas!!!
    Me encanta cómo están decoradas!!!

  7. Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I had loads of fun making these beads. Hey Sarah, you should give making cabs a go. Polymer clay is such a versatile medium, and being able to make one's own cabs opens up endless possibilities in the creative journey. Anyhow, thanks again everyone! :)

  8. Dear Caroline,
    You are so talented and amazing!! They are so beautiful!!

    Your #1 Fan,
    California, USA

  9. Hello dear Jo (Shao-Nu),
    What a lovely surprise to see you here! And thanks for leaving me such a wonderful comment. How are your family and parents? Please send them my regards. Must catch up on line soon. Big hugs. :)

  10. Hello Caroline,
    Your faux glasswork beads are fantastic. So very beautiful. I love each and every one. Your friend in the USA, BJ