Twisted polymer fun

All signs point to extruding. Get out your gun and try this new trick from St. Petersburg’s Maria Belkomor .

Her twisted bracelet comes with an easy tutorial in Russian but you won’t need written instructions to get the gist of it. The pictures show you everything.

Notice how the soothing colors of her bracelet match the colors in the street view on her blog.

Some fun for your weekend! It’s still hot which will make the clay softer and easier to extrude.

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  • reply Lynda Moseley ,

    I do not own an extruder, but I am going to have to go out today and get one so I can try this. What beautiful bracelets Mary! I love your style, and cannot wait to see what else you have created.

    These braceletes are uncomplicated but stunningly effective. I haven’t been this visually drawn to a polymer clay piece in quite awhile.

    Thanks so much for sharing Mary’s work, Cynthia!

    • reply Trina Williams ,

      Be sure and get either a Makins or Walnut Hollow extruder not the thumb buster from Kemper.

    • reply Clare Pramuk ,

      Hey Cynthia,

      Where can we get the attachment to hook the extruder up to the drill?



    • reply Shirley Guenther ,

      Love those bracelets!! Went to her blog and LOVED her flowers! She have quite a grasp on polymer clay!

      Thanks for the share!

      • reply Michele Norine ,

        These bracelets are lovely and earthy – great work Mary!

        • reply Pati Bannister ,

          These bracelets are beautiful, and so clever …. thank you so much for sharing her work and thanks also to Mary for sharing her brilliant technique!

          • reply belkomor ,

            Thank you for this post, Cynthia! My name is Maria.

            • reply Chris ,

              Does anyone know of a source for the endcaps and closure? Thanks.

              • reply Deborah M. ,

                Maria is a very talented artist – not just polymer. Her paintings and polymer kept me busy for a while.

                • reply carini ,

                  Lovely Bracelets. Simple yet so powerful! Can’t wait to go home and try it myself! Thanks for sharing and great job Maria!

                  • reply Selma ,

                    Absolutely wonderful and so great idea! I really LOVE it! Great work! 🙂

                    • reply Sandra ,


                      • reply akpinar ,

                        Hi Maria
                        Congratulations !!!! I am going to try to make this sort of bracelet but just a question do you put a nylon thread in the middle I think I have seen something( in your tuto ) looking like a thread or am I dreaming ??????
                        Thank you very much for sharing your art
                        Claire from france

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