Gone are the days of making beads and hoping that I can figure something out to do with them. My new focus for my polymer clay art is creating things were designed for each other. This is a total shift in my design process and it's taking some getting used to. It's a whole lot more prep work and requires a whole lot more forethought. I've begun creating color palettes with recipes so that if something terrible happens to a bead, it's not the end of the world. I can always make something similar that will probably work better knowing what happened to the piece that didn't work. It is, however, making my work station a quarantined disaster area. The mess is worse than I can ever describe with several color palettes/series in the works at once.
The things that I have produced over the last few weeks I'm very pleased with. Here are a few that are totally finished and ready for the Etsy shop.