Thursday, February 25, 2010

Some New Creations

These are some of the things I've been working on in the past few days. I couldn't get a better picture but I hope you can see how delicate these flowers are. I used orange wire for the stamens and they move gently as the wearer moves.The wire and chain are copper.

This necklace was so fun to make! Can you see the little brass key near the largest heart? There's a little Swarovski crystal at the tip of the heart.

This is my first try at sculpting. I would like to use my own faces for cabochons, not use someone else's mold. Hey, I got a D in Sculpture in college, so I'm happy with this!

As I read and read and read about polymer clay I get in deeper and deeper. But I bet you knew that would happen, didn't you?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I'm Out of the Closet

Well, it's about time I make a public confession. I have become addicted to polymer clay. All of my painting materials have been sitting there next to me, untouched. I'm a serious artist ( meaning I take making art seriously, not that I'm personally serious...good heavens) and before this affliction I painted seven days a week, if possible. Now I'm claying seven days a week. Of course, I do have goals set for my paintings, so this will have to be moderated somehow.

I've started with jewelry and I'm very critical of my work. After I feel my jewelry is decent, I want to move on to sculpture....not dollmaking, but I'll be trying to represent my painting ideas in three dimensions.

You can see I have tried stamping, caning, mokume gane,and other things I can't show you yet. 
Anyway, all you serious clayers out there, please leave comments and criticisms of my work. I've been lurking aournd your blogs for a few months now, so I feel I know some of you already.