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.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Some New Jewelry

Since I posted I've been busy every day still trying to learn the ins and outs of polymer clay creating. I was invited to come to a small gathering of clayers about an hour and a half from here but couldn't make it. What a generous invitation! The lady had never even met me, I just emailed her because I saw her name on the Polymer Clay Central site.

This is my attempt at transferring and I was really happy with the results. All I used was iron on transfer paper and I tried it with Liquid Sculpy but I had better results by just burnishing and curing. Now I have to figure out what to do with these.

After reading Christi Friesen's book I tried this little pin. It still needs some paint, but I plan to send it to my friend for a birthday present.

A pin made by loosely following an idea from Donna Kato's work.

This is a bracelet made to match the necklace posted before. It feels fun and funky on your arm.

The other day my friend and I went to an art show opening and I made this pendant and earrings to wear. See the little Swarovski crystals on the ends? I felt very artsy wearing these! These, also, are after Donna Kato.

Well, I know....practice makes perfect and that's what I'm aiming for. Thanks for visiting and please leave some suggestions for me.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hello, Little Faces

These are my ladies after painting with acrylic paint. I've never done this before, so I'm pretty excited about it. Of course, they don't look gorgeous, but who really does? I prefer to think of them as more of your average women, and I guess they all look like they live in the middle east because of their scarves. The one below was kind of in the dark, so I took another shot of her so you could get a good look at her face.

Thank you for taking your time to see what I'm doing here. It means a lot to me.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


This is not a very clear photo but I hope you can see the facial features I sweated over for hours. No, really, I loved it and time just slips away when I have my hands in polymer. I read today on Polymer Clay Daily that we now have to refer to it as just polymer and drop the clay. Anyway, I am chalking everything that I do up to a learning experience. I hope I'm improving but I know I'm sure having fun. Now to paint their little, ugly faces.