Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Fimo Swirls

After a very generous present from my parents last year of a jewellery kiln, I have started to experiment with Silver Clay and hope to make a lot more of this in the future - however, as I'm sure many of you know, Silver Clay is very expensive and so in order to have a little practice I have been using Fimo instead!

Fimo is very versatile and with the aid of a pasta machine to make it paper thin, and a lot of rolling and cutting you can create some fantastic results, which once baked in the oven it becomes rock hard and is perfecting usable in jewellery making.

So here is one of my first attempts....

I made the bead last year with blue and white Fimo and thought the colours were so vivid that I ought to make something with it! I think it works well as a pendant - the Fimo bead is about 15mm wide, so is a good size and hangs lovely.

I plan to make some more Fimo beads soon, so will go into the process more in depth next time.

Couldn't get the photo to come out right though! The weather is miserable and so not much light, but not making any excuses it's a terrible picture!

Let me know what you think?

Thanks for reading x


  1. Thats a lovely focal bead for a pendant and am sure who ever wears it will get some attention for it as well its very striking :)
    Great Work though - looking forward to seeing some more :-)

  2. Looks really good to are so lucky having a jewellery kiln as well.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your fimo creations!


  3. Oh I like this. That focal point in an interesting bead. You should possibly try making a matching bracelet (rather than earrings).

  4. That's really lovely! I'm hoping to start some Fimo beads when I find the time.

  5. Thanks for the lovely comments :) Apologies for the late approval, but only just notices them in my dashboard! This piece has actually sold to a work colleague, buying it for his daughter :-)

  6. Lovely - no wonder it's sold! Just found your blog so having a good mooch over a cup of tea :)

  7. This is really lovely, very striking!