Trading in polymer

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These faux African trade beads from Utah’s Cody Craynor pop up from time to time. They’re modern-day reminders of other times and cultures.

If you’re a polymer artist drawn to caning, you can’t help but visualize what it would take to capture this pattern. Thanks to Cody’s excellent reproductions, faux trade beads have long been on my “to-do” list. Yours too?

Class tonight

Pop on over to to check out Christi Friesen’s live online class this evening. Christi¬†shows you how to combine polymer clay elements with beads, pearls, gemstones, and crystals to create your own spectacular fantasy necklace. And you’ll have a chance to win a free copy of Polymer Clay Global Perspectives!

Vacation posts from the archives. I’m in Europe and will check in whenever I can.

  • reply christi friesen ,

    Thanks for the mention Cythina! We’re going to have fun tonight for sure! and I can’t wait to see your new book! whooo hoooo!

    • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

      Great chevrons–having a collector friend who has shown me the ‘real deal’ on many occaisions, I can attest to the quality of these!

      • reply Cody Craynor ,

        Cynthia, thanks for the mention! It’s always an honor to be featured on your blog and motivates me to get back to some half-finished projects!

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