Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Hands

A few things I finally put together over the weekend. I know one thing for sure.....My fingers would rather be squishing and rolling clay than putting jewelry together! At least my hands are happy some of the time. That's the first time I tried the torn paper technique and I was very pleased with the outcome.

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Little Winner

My miniature sculpture, 'George Vanderbilt's Worst Nightmare' earned 2nd place in sculpture at the 'Small Works by Tidewater Artists' show at the Charles Taylor Art Center in Hampton, Virginia. I'm so excited because it's the first polymer piece I've ever submitted to a show.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I'm Back, I'm Back!

 Some new bracelets, which feel so comfy on my arms.

 My first try at amber with a few sort of turquoise and coral beads.

A few new pendants made with faux bone or ivory. I love making that stuff!

This pendant looks better in real life, the stamped characters are a cool background.

Hi. I'm finally here again and I'll try to keep posting so you can see what I've been up to in my little studio, which has been overtaken by polymer clay. Now go to my Flickr site to see much more. It's debrossart.

Monday, August 23, 2010

To My Loyal Friends

I'm still busy in my studio....and I mean every day! Right now I'm at the beach but when I get back I will make a point of taking pictures and also add to my flickr site. Thanks!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Some New Canes

A new necklace for my Etsy shop, which I just opened a few days ago. I have tons more to photograph and get into the shop so if you check it out, please come back in a few days to see what else is new. This necklace feels so good to hold. Then pendant is a softer green than what shows here, and the copper dragonfly is wired onto the pendant. The pendant and beads are impressed with Japanese carp and ripples from the water.

See my new canes? Boy, are they hard to make! I've gotten much better but still have a long way to go. 

My favorite is the black and white so I plan to make more of those. Now to find time to make beads with them, and I also have a few boxes I'd like to try covering with cane slices. Fun, fun!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Transfers and a New Head

This little head was so much fun to put together. I used Cernit mixed with a little pink Premo and then acrylics to paint the features. I know he/she looks a little silly, but I've always loved to paint and draw faces and now to sculpt them is even more fun. This is about four inches high.

I did a lot of research before trying transfers. First I tried the  water slide ones....yuck. Then I read about using iron on transfers and they were easy and showed up really well. Now to put everything together and make some jewelry. You should see these in person. Freida looks so cool with the tiny Swarovski crystals twinkling around her face.