Paper bead updated in polymer

If you made paper beads as a kid, you may appreciate Greti Botka’s latest tweak on the technique in polymer. Beneath the summertime cool Skinner blends on their cracked outside surfaces, the beads offer just a peek at a layer of thin black and white stripes underneath.

Greti shows a number of her experiments on her Flickr site, including this weird and wonderful Snails Parade of polymer creatures, all born in Austria. Be careful if you’re a fiber freak, Greti has some great wool projects that will snag you.

  • reply Jan Montarsi ,

    Love these!!! I like the additional texture left by the cracking in the clay .

    • reply Melinda Hayes ,

      Great beads. Her snails are wonderful!

      • reply JeannieK ,

        Awesome! Love them. I’m writing a book about paper beads. I have tried it with polymer clay, but I never did the skinner blend. Love Greti’s color palette.

        • reply Anita Brandon ,

          Luscious Skinner color palette with the unexpected cracked texture and tiny stripes make this one VERY appealing necklace!

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