Saturday, August 31, 2013

Clay Carnival Class #1 - Articulated Fish

I made a Lion Fish and a Shark in my workshop taught by Leslie Blackford (click HERE) at Clay Carnival 2013 in LasVegas, Nevada (click HERE).  Leslie is a unique polymer clay artist with a great sense of humor.  I connected with her organic style and humorous sculptures.  She was so patient, giving and sharing.  All the teachers were.  Can't say enough how much I enjoyed it.
I made my fish too large to wear, but for photographing among some polymer clay coral, some crocheted fish net and some air dry polymer clay shells, they were perfect.
The Lion Fish is articulated in 4 parts and the Shark in 3.
Yes, my next fishies will be much smaller.  That poor shark looks like an albatross hanging around that mannequin's neck, but it made me giggle, so there it is.  More tomorrow.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Zombiefied Button Covers

Button covers slide over any small button, so they can be worn on different shirts/blouses.  I made extra Inchies to glue onto my blank button covers because seriously, one can't over-do zombies.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monstrified Neck!

I made this Zombie necklace from my polymer clay inchies.  I added some polka dot beads and strung them on a cable necklace.  Very happy and very proud to say Judy Belcher (click HERE) purchased it.  How cool is that?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ring, Ring....Who's There?

 It's the last of the Zombie Inchies (for now anyway).  I used the swap and replace technique for the ring because I wanted to sand and buff it to a smooth, high shine
The earrings were simply layered shapes.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Clay Carnival Inchies

Polymer clay Inchies - 1"x1" tiles I made for the Las Vegas 2013 Clay Carnival Inchie Swap.   You favorite creative holiday is Halloween, so it was inevitable.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Upcycle An Old Bracelet

I started with an old metal cuff bracelet and slathered (technical term) liquid clay on the back of my baked Mandala.  Then, I applied raw clay and smoothed it over the metal and back of the mandala.
I baked it, cooled it and wore it.   It's dramatic.  If I make another, it will be smaller because my wrist is too large.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Polymer Faux Coral Ring

To replicate the structure of coral, I used a ball stylus to poke various small holes in polymer clay and then used the tip of an xacto knife to make the little slices within the holes.  Fun, bold ring.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bubblegum Gone Wrong

 Lately, I go from my beading table to my clay table and back again; with intermitten stops at my photography table.  I'm gearing up for some upcoming classes.  So excited.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Dutch Spiral

 Finished.  Now to decide how to finish it....clasp, no clasp, what clasp.  Fun.  So much fun, I've started another.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Dutch Spiral

I have been wanting to do a Dutch Spiral for a long time.  I'm talking years.  I searched the internet for new patterns and found a few I really loved.  This one is based on a pattern from Linda J. Richmond (click HERE).  So far I am happy with the start of it.  It is so fun to see this evolve.  The best part is I'm using up some of the beads I had on hand.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Clip-On Button Covers

 Blank clip-on button covers:  Cover with polymer clay, bake and let cool.  Then clip it on a button and change the look of anything with a button.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Vintage Clip-On Earrings

Vintage clip-on earrings from the 1950's create a beautiful garden necklace when clipped over a cable wire neck piece.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Poetry In Bead Crochet

Bead crochet, size 8/0 beads, size 7 crochet hook and Tuff Cord #2.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hello August

Sometimes you have to look for the humor in things; and sometimes, it finds you.