A Twist On The Swirl

Ali di Libellula AKA Marina Lombardi of Italy is a clayer to watch. Her style is so sweet and lady like. I adore these Swirl Lentils she embellished with flowers, vines and dots. She had made pendants and bookmarks with the beads and I have to show my favorites.

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Give It A Swirl

Swirl beads have become all the rage and there are some artists that have it down to a science. A great example are the beads made by Laura Timmins. She has a diagram on her web site showing the process she uses the make swirl beads that look nearly identical each time.

From Lauras Etsy SHop

From Laura's Etsy SHop

Here a few links to get you going 🙂
http://www.desiredcreations.com/howTo_CALentilSwirl.htm
http://2goodclaymates.blogspot.com/2009/08/making-lentil-swirl.html
http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/swirls.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9NAByUKqx4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E16yaysIDok
http://rubarbdesertdesigns.com/swirltute.html
http://www.covenantsanctuarystudio.com/Polymer_Clay_Lentil_Bead.htm
http://www.poly-tools.com/bead-from-a-bi-cone-bead.html

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