Club Creative Studio creates hand-rolled, polymer clay beads that are one-of-a-kind. Each bead is created from thirteen separate steps to complete each individual final item. I also hand-slice the designs from canes or hand-rolled and layered logs created from the hand-conditioned clay.
Each bead basically consists of layers upon layers of clay and each section is applied by hand.
To make each bead even more unique, I limit the particular color and designs to no more than the count of fifteen beads total from the same cane. Many designs are made in a lesser count and all are not created again in the same manner once they are made into a batch.
Each batch is baked according to manufacturers recommendations and they are then decided upon if they will remain a non-gloss texture or require a hand-glossed and polished finish.
I create beads from my hand-mixed colors that ensure that no one else will have the same color combinations, the colors are all unique and I experiment with matching and creating new tints from an endless supply of inspirational colors from nature, and man-made items like fabric and items that are around me.
I also just mix colors “by feel” whatever feels right to combine, I add a pinch here and there. I don’t have formulas or measurements to create my color palates. I just “go for it”, and combine colors that feel and look pleasing.
I hope you have enjoyed viewing a few photos of thenumerous batches of finished hand-made beads, I have created. I enjoy taking photos of beads in this stage to show the steps taken from the start of a single bead in a collection used to incorporate into a finished art form. Enjoy the different styles and designs- remembering that all were created in batches that include love…the love of bead-making, the love of variety and the love of creativity in creating beads from clay by hand.