Happy Bracelets combine beads with flexible tubes of polymer clay. You can flex and bend the bracelets and the clay doesn’t crack (Ok, OK, it probably will crack if you go at it with a jackhammer or drive over it with a monster truck. What I mean is that the clay in the bracelet won’t crack with normal wear.)
I made my very first Happy Bracelet at Clayathon and was so excited to discover another side to the so-called flexibility of polymer clay that I wrote a blog post about it. People were curious about how I made them, and I promised to write a tutorial.
And now I am happy to announce that a complete Happy Bracelet tutorial
Is in the August 2013 issue of Polymer Cafe
Thank you Anne Huizenga and Polymer Cafe!
And last but not least, the winner of bead giveaway number three
(drum roll please . . . .)
Oh my gosh!!!!! I am thrilled!!!!!!!
Thank you so very much! I absolutely love these beads.
Happy, happy, happy…………
Reblogged this on Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild Reporter.
Fantastic news. I’m so delighted to learn that your Happy beads tutorial is coming out next month, I can’t wait to get it. Of course, I’m especially delighted to know that they were born at a clayathon retreat. Do you recall which one?
Arlene, I think it might be the first one – same one where Emily started to play with resin and clay?