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Circles and Swirls by jefita Circles and Swirls by jefita
This a bracelet I made out of polymer clay recently. It is strung on elastic cords, and has patterns on both sides making it reversible. It was an experiment, and I really liked how it turned out. I took the time to sand and polish all the beads, so it feels very nice when you slip it on.

I already sold this one, but I'm definitely going to make some more. I need one for myself :)
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Rem116 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
That is so cool!!
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jefita Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
A much belated thanks :)
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h0p31355 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
it looks great!

when you sand polymer clay, do you use very fine sandpaper?
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jefita Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Yes, actually I use a series of them. I start with 400 to get smooth out any flaws, then move on too 600 and 800. I would use more even higher, but I haven't bought any yet. I also use a buffer/polisher after that.
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h0p31355 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
cool :)
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Eklypz17 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
Those are great! I wish I could do something elegant in polymer clay, I always have to be complex when i do pc stuff :D
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jefita Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
I go back and forth in phases of the complexity. I've been on a simplicity kick lately. Even so, alot of time goes into sanding and finishing these pieces.
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Eklypz17 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
oh god tell me about it, I am just learning to finish polymer well and abouyt 20m goes into each one before I started using a buffer. Mine look nowhere near as refined, finishing is the hardest part I think.
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jefita Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
I sand the hell out of mine too, before I buff it. I have to do it a little at a time since it cramps up my fingers.
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:glomp: Just wanted to let you know I featured this piece here:[link]
:heart: Great job!!!
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jefita Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Thanks a lot. Very much the coolness.
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erikakochanski Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Professional Writer
Your gorgeous deviation has been featured in :heart: > [link] < :heart: The World Of Art! ~E.
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jefita Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Very cool, thank you very much for the head's up.
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sweetirie Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
I love this!!! I want to make my own polymer beads so bad....but I haven't had the money to buy the stuff yet. Super cute bracelet!! :D
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Thank you :)

I'm not sure if it's still on, but earlier this week Michael's (if you have them nearby) had it on sale for pretty cheap. It was only 99 cents a package. If you get a chance, it's really fun to play with. On the flip side, I wish I had more money to buy lots of pretty beads like the ones you have.
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sweetirie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Yeah, I was just at Michael's (twice this week....lol) and spent nearly $50 bucks on beads; I'm a bead addict. lol One of these days I will hit the jackpot and get me some...until then I will admire others!

I was browsing around your shop on Etsy and seen the round beads similar to those and almost bought them...but I really like the shape of those; they are very unique. :)
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
I hadn't thought to sell them just as beads. I should get a little more creative with my bead shapes perhaps.
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sweetirie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
tehe :) If you do sell any of those, please let me know!! :)
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
Sure thing
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my-bits-and-pieces Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
you have been featured here - [link]

hope you don't mind :)
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Thanks again, that is very cool.
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful! You did an awesome job! I like the color choices you made and the fact that its like two bracelets in one! :heart:
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Thank you. I thought it was pretty fun, and was sad to part with it. I'm making more though :)
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Awwww, I know what you mean, I sold a couple paintings and sometimes I wished I wouldn't have. But yeah gotta pay the bills, plus its always fun to see your art being enjoyed by other people.
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
I agree
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blackhorsewhispers Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh really funky <3 love the double-sided idea
and the colours are great
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Thank you :) I used some of my favorite colors, and I have a weakness for swirly and round shapes.
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my-bits-and-pieces Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
I love how interesting, but not overdone, the design and the colours are. great work!
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Thank you very much. I like nice bold designs sometimes.
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flo69 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
looks so pretty it's so sharp ^^ and it's cool how u can flip it
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Thanks :)
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OlgaC Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
beautiful! :+fav:
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Thank you, much appreciated :aww:
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lavadragon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
That's really neato! =D
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Thanks, I was really pleased with it. And jealous of the person I sold it to.
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lavadragon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Well after you make yourself one, I might have to snag the next. ;)
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
There are certainly more in the works :)
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Tattooed-Gumball Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
i can see why it sold!! its very nicely made.
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Thank you :)
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im-gaara-obsessed Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
thats so pretty! <3 how much did you sell for?
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Probably not enough XD
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The-Spirit-Mage Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Nice. I like the puzzle effect thingy. 8-)
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jefita Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
It was fun to make, glad it worked out.
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