Colorful Gummy Bears…

gummy bear chandelierBright, beautiful, translucent (and not that tasty) gummy bears have been around for awhile.

“In the 1980s, the German company Haribo introduced the first gummy candies in the United States. Shaped like bears, they quickly spawned legions of generic imitators, as well as an ever-expanding variety of gummy goodies, including frogs, alphabet letters and strands of sugary spaghetti. In September 1985, “Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears” premiered on NBC, followed by a line of books and action figures.
“I’ve always wanted to make something out of gummy bears,” said Chou, 32, who spent two months stringing candy onto mono-filament line to make “Chandelier.” “I think it’s the nostalgia–a lot of 20- and 30-year-olds grew up eating those things.””

YaYa Chou spent several months stringing Gummy Bears on fishing line. But as food for thought= how about the bright, saturated, straight forward colors of artificial food dyes as  a jumping off point for a liquid polymer clay experiment of your own?

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4 Responses to “Colorful Gummy Bears…”


  1. 1 Trina Williams March 25, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Julie Wise of Razzberi kid beads fame also makes Gummy Bears out of clay. They aren’t on her website but you can email her for them.

  2. 2 Nancy Travers March 25, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    But Lindly, do they come in purple?!?!? regards, nt

  3. 3 lindly March 27, 2008 at 4:42 am

    I have never seen purple gummy bears…but that could certainly expand the artistic opportunities if they did come in purple!

  4. 4 Sherry Bailey April 9, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    I LOVE gummy bears — especially the pineapple ones! Yum! (not tasty, indeed!) ;^)


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