Sunday, September 29, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Claudine Hellmuth were perfect. I purchased some gift cards from JoAnn's and popped them in the oven. I typed "Bake the Polymer" on the little kitchen towel and glued it on the front handle and glued extra pot holders on both sides of each oven.
Claudine's Etsy shop (click HERE) is full of clever cut-outs and cupcake boxes for the holidays. The cupcake boxes are a creative way of giving a gift, whether it be money, a gift card or a nice piece of jewelry.
I really had fun with this one.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Carving this pendant while still warm was like cutting through butter. After carving, I poured white Kato Liquid Polyclay over the entire piece. I took a paper towel and wiped the excess liquid clay off the bottom area while leaving the upper area alone. After baking, I took a couple of photos and am pleased with it. I really like working with the Kato Liquid Polyclay. While at Clay Carnival, I purchased two bottles of white, clear, purple, blue, orange and yellow, so I better get busy.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
HERE) as inspiration for my beads above and in the foreground below. I had fun going through my spice rack and embossing powders looking for colors and textures. Really love how they turned out. Now, to get them strung.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
I took a a very thick slice of one of my canes and ran it through the pasta machine on #1, turned the piece and ran it through on #2, turned it and ran it through on #3....and so on until I had the right design and thinness to stretch over my earrings.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
My "Creative Spirit" floating around my studio. Above is the "head" I sculpted in Diane Keeler's sculpting workshop. I received lots of helpful tips and instruction from Diane that I am so grateful for.
HERE). Wish I could take more of her classes.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
We received many goodies in our goody bags when we arrived. Kato Concentrates were among them. Love the Kato Concentrates. I have since purchased more. Meisha doesn't have a website showing her work, but Cynthia Tinapple of Polymer Clay Daily (click HERE) put together a beautiful page (click HERE) of Meisha's work. Below is our workshop sample.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Above is the piece I finished in Julie Eakes' (click HERE) workshop at Clay Carnival in Vegas. Oh my gosh, it was so much fun being taught by Julie. She has a great sense of humor and has such energy. There are many wonderful classes on CraftArtEdu (click HERE). I have taken Julie's Micro Caning polymer clay class and highly recommend it.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Below are the chili pepper earrings I received in my Clay Carnival Pizza Party gift bag. They are made by Leslie Blackford of The Moody Woods (click HERE). I purchased the bracelet (below) from Leslie. Even though it is a bracelet, I wore it as a necklace. I fell in love with the colors and the various textures produced by the inclusions in the polymer clay.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Leslie Blackford of The Moody Woods (click HERE) teaching her technique for creating articulated fish.
See that red striped fish? I wanted that cute little fishy so badly. But, one of ladies beat me to it. I did score a pair of Leslie's Chili earrings and a gorgeous bracelet I made into a pendant. Tomorrow.