Taking Dots Further

I don't think about dots as often as i should. They can really be an interesting design trick, don't you think? I picked up these glass beads the other day because the strict "graphic-ness" of the dots combined with the look of age was a really nice contrast. Making dots like this is super easy to do with polymer of course - just flattened balls on top of flattened balls. Some folks have perfected the trick of using colored liquid clay and firming each application of color with a heat gun to build up a more glass-like affect. That's cool - play with that this month if you want to. It's harder on a rounded surface, so start out on a flat one and see what happens!

The simplest dots with polymer or epoxy clay are just flattened balls, as you know. Don't over think them. Just press them on stuff!

Blending a dot into the clay changes it's looks from a sharp graphic-type addition to a softer accented color pop.

Just use a tool tip and a gentle motion around and around the outer edge of the dot to get this look.

And don't that dots can float! Pressing two balls of clay together over a loop of wire is a nifty way of making floating dots.!

These floaters are part of my "Wired and Wonderful" ring tutorial. CLICK HERE to check it out!

Hope your creativity is full of dots this month!

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