There’s nothing quite like a handmade bead to make a jewelry project memorable. Thanks to the amazing beauty of polymer clay canes and other techniques, artists can create gorgeous sets and bead ensembles for our favorite jewelry styles and beading techniques. One artist whose work is a pure delight to behold is Roly of Rolyz Creations, a polymer clay bead maker from Israel.
Inspirational Beading: How did you first get into polymer clay?
Roly: Few years ago I had to resign my job due to health reasons. I was looking for something that I could do as occupational therapy, and I saw adds for polymer clay classes. I had no idea what it was, but I was willing to give a try, and I LOVED it!
Inspirational Beading: Do you remember your first bead creation? Where is it today?
Roly: My first beads were a part of keychain/ bag decoration. I gave away A LOT of my early creations, so i have no idea where they are today.
Inspirational Beading: Where do you like to look for new inspiration?
Roly: Pinterest is a great place for inspiration.
Inspirational Beading: Do you have a favorite color to work with?
Roly: I love all shades of purple. I think it works well with other colors to create great combos.
Inspirational Beading: What is your favorite style, shape or technique?
Roly: My favorite beads style is swirled lentil beads. They are by far the most time consuming, but I just love the result!
Inspirational Beading: In your opinion, what’s the best thing about small handmade bead shops?
Roly: Being able to purchase unique beads to create your one of a kind item. You can also ask for custom orders. Many of the seller will be willing to work with you.
Inspirational Beading: What makes your designs stand out from other polymer clay designers?
Roly: My color combinations and using my own flower canes, which I'm very proud of.
Inspirational Beading: What is your favorite thing to make with your beads?
Roly: Today I focus on creating beads sets. I love it when a costumer shares with me their creation with my beads.
Inspirational Beading: What is the most interesting item in your shop right now?
This is the beads set I'm most proud of: Purple and Fiery Yellow Swirl Lentil Beads
Inspirational Beading: Do you have any plans for new products, shapes, or styles this year?
Roly: I hope to bring back a best seller from the past - "Van Gogh" rainbow beads.
You can check out more of Roly’s gorgeous polymer clay beads, buttons, and handmade canes in her Etsy shop - Inspirational Beading readers can receive a 10% discount until December 31st 2013, by using the coupon code INSPIRATIONALBEADING during checkout at Rolyz Creations. To see more inspirations and news from the shop, follow Roly on Twitter and Pinterest.
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