Polymer clay pug dog bead tutorial:
Above photo shows amounts of clay that will be used.
You will need beige, brown, black and white colored polymer clay (tiny glass holeless beads are optional). Also, I reinforce each added piece of clay with liquid polymer clay.
The larges ball of beige clay is flattened. This will be the head.
Next grab one of the larger balls of brown clay. Shape into a triangle. This will be the snout.
Place snout on bottom, center of the beige head piece.
Next, shape two of the smaller (about half the snout amount) balls of brown clay into teardrop shapes. These will be the eye spots.
Place with pointed side up on both sides of the top of the snout.
Now, we will make the eyebrows. Take the small balls of beige (the same amount as the eye spots), and roll into tiny snakes, tapering at the ends.
Fold snakes in half pinching ends lightly together.
Place the eyebrows on the top part of the head over the eye spots with rounded ends touching in the center.
Take two more of the larger balls of brown (same amount as snout). Shape into triangles. These will be the ears.
Place on top of head, but a little off to the sides.
Side view of ears.
Back view of ears.
Now, the nose. Grab the small ball of black (about a quarter the size of the eye spots). Roll into a ball, slightly oval shaped.
Place nose on the top part of the snout.
Roll tiny balls of white (about half the size of nose) to make the eye balls. Place on the center of each brown eye spot and flatten.
Add a tiny dot of black clay or tiny black holeless beads to the center of each white eyeball.
Take a needle tool or needle and press into the center, bottom half of the snout.
Side view of finished bead.
Poke hole in desired position.
Bake according to directions on clay package.
I also posted a slideshow of this tutorial on youtube.
Finished bead is available in my etsy shop.
© 2009 threemoonbabies / Marjorie Dalgarn, All rights reserved.You may use this tutorial to make jewelry for sale. If you do so, please link back to Marjorie Dalgarn ( http://3moonbabies.etsy.com or http://livingwiththreemoonbabies.blogspot.com) in the item description.
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