Maggie Maggio

Exploring Color in the 21st Century

New Twists on Pivot Beads

pivot beads - new twist

The Polymer Penguin’s pivot beads take the idea in a whole new direction.

Pivot Beads - Zjet

Zjet’s Flickr site has some gorgeous collages and shows more of her many colored pivot beads.  The color coordinated caps add a beautiful finishing touch.

Dora Arsenault strung multi-colored pivot beads into an eye-catching necklace.

 pivot beads - dora

Dottie McMillan, author of Artful Ways with Polymer Clay, and Creative Ways with Polymer Clay, combined her elongated version of the pivot beads with beads inspired by Cynthia Toops bobbin beads on page 32.



  1. Love ,love ,love the beads. I was unaware of this new technique, thanks for sharing. Lynn W.

  2. admin

    November 22, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Thanks Liz. Polymer clay is a fabulous medium. Have fun exploring!

  3. Your work is absolutely beautiful and so unique! I am just starting out in Polymer Clay, slowly I’m learning more and more about it! Thank-you so much for your free info, it’s a big help!

  4. I love all these Pivot Bead variations. Very inspiring.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *