Archive for the ‘Polymer Clay’ Category

Working on new Beads

September 20, 2012

I haven’t worked with polymer clay in a long time… before I start opening even more packages, I decided to use up some stuff I had started ages ago. I don’t even remember when I made that flower cane or what inspired it. The cane’s still reasonably good, unfortunately the bronze clay for the base bead was a “bit” dry, so it was very crumbly to work with and I got tiny bits of fimo about everywhere now. Never let it come to that, it’s no fun.

But I like the beads, even though they are not all quite the size I wanted them to be – I can’t wait to make necklaces in that colour scheme. Somehow they remind me of the meadow saffrons growing in the park right now, even though the flowers on the beads are blue rather than purple. Must be because of the missing green leaves, just these strange pale flowers coming out of the autumn brown ground…

Hidden Magic Connectors

March 26, 2011

Not quite as good as the diamond-shaped pendants with the picture corner, just some small pendants (bottom row) and connectors (top row) made of the remaining hidden magic clay. I still have some left that I want to turn into beads if it works out the way I imagine it. I also have been planning to start a new block of different colours, but somehow I don’t get around to it – I suppose I will some time in the next few days. I do have a plan for the current monthly challenge, so I’d really better. Or the month will be over. Yeah, time flies…

Hidden Magic

February 20, 2011

I just felt like showing a few progress pictures on my latest bunch of pendants (I still have some of these colours left, so there will be more eventually).

These are the colours I used – I’m sorry for the bad picture quality, but the flash would have ruined the colours. Dark green, teal and light purple are mixed, the rest is straight from the package:

These were supposed to be skinner blend bullseye canes, but as you can see I didn’t really work carefully on those. Doesn’t matter, I still got different shades of colour, right?

Now the combined cane (already quite pretty, isn’t it?):

The stamped plate of clay – I finally got two texture stamps from Lisa Pavelka, and I *love* them:

After shaving off some clay:

And these are the final results:

Scrapbooking Supplies in Jewelry

February 18, 2011

When I found these on a catalogue for craft supplies recently, I immediately saw them in a pendant. Something like a pendulum, with this at the bottom as the final touch. Don’t ask me why. They are really metal picture corners for Scrapbooking, but I got a set of them anyway. And now I tried out my idea… here comes the first pendant:

The polymer clay part is done in that mokume gane stamping technique often called “Hidden Magic”. Fairly simple, but time-consuming, and I’m not exactly the most patient person, so it’s really a rather sloppy work (the textured surface is intentional, though). And it makes a huge mess – the clay got everywhere. On the table, on my hands, in the stamps, in the pasta machine… if only I had a craft room 😦

More Seal of Rassilon Pendants

January 31, 2011

… just to try out the new colours (and because they were fun!). The red is brighter and more pink than I thought, but I rather like the metallic blue. And a new green one (non-metallic), because the other one had an error I didn’t notice before. Still not sure I’m satisfied with this one, now the shape is a little off…

Mica Shift Heart Pendant

January 30, 2011

Well, I mentioned wanting to make another heart pendant that isn’t red – here’s one. I tried to do a mica shift version of the Seal of Rassilon, but I guess the pattern was a little too complicated and not deep enough. Part of the design worked OK anyway, so I made it into this pendant instead. The surface is smooth, just that slight shimmery swirl inside. That dark grey mica clay was new at my local hardware store, as was a dark blue and wine red variant – I’m not sure if it’s just new to that shop or a whole new brand, but I am really curious to try  those colours next (both for more hearts like this, and for further Seal of Rassilon pendants). And then I will have to see what  I want to turn this into, still no idea.

Dr. Who Seal of Rassilon Pendant

January 27, 2011

Seriously – I would never have chosen to try doing this design in polymer clay, myself. Pretty, no doubt, but way too complicated. But I got asked to do it, and I said I would try. And I did. The first time, it went completely wrong.

Now I tried again, and here we go – the Seal of Rassilon, from the TV series Dr. Who. I’m rather proud of myself, so I hope she likes it, too. The green version was the commission, the silver one is for myself.

And now I got started watching Dr. Who. Well, thank you. Just what I needed, another series addiction…

Lock and Key

June 26, 2010

New connectors: a keyhole and a key! I made a key connector once before, but it was an imprint of a key charm I bought. This one is my own design, less fancy, but I like the simplicity. The keyhole is a little more elaborate.

Dance – Sing – Love – Live

June 24, 2010

Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
Love as though you’ve never been hurt,
Live every day as if it were your last.

I don’t know why the monthly inspiration painting on Art Bead Scene brought these words to my mind, but it did. They were turned into word charms immediately, of course. I tried a different shape this time, because I wanted them to look more elegant – what do you think?

Now I want to make another entry with the “Dance” connector… if I can think of something, that is.

Muchness

June 23, 2010

Lost your muchness? I think I found it!