Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Mokume Gane

You can't really go wrong with Mokume Gane, so here's a few bits I made earlier




































Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas is coming...


... so I thought I would put a little tradition into some clay
and onto some jewellery.
My favourites are those earrings!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Trying my hand at transfers and clay


As the heading says, I've been trying my hand at transfering photos and pictures onto polymer clay.
After failing to find the right kind of photo paper that will transfer onto clay, I tried t-shirt transfers with mixed results.


I found the transfer paper bubbled slightly when I first transfered the image. I then glazed the image with a layer of kato liquid clay.


Sometimes this helped cover the bubbles and sometimes this emphasised them, as you can see in the japanese scenic image.














My next attempt was a thicker layer of kato, which as you can see (Japanese lady image) has helped, but its still a bit iffy.




I used a really thick layer of Kato liquid and this seems to have done the trick (photos of dogs). Looks pretty good to me and wasn't a great photo in the first place! I have turned these transfers into things to hang on the tree at Christmas - stocking stuffers!!
Sorry, this is a bit all over the place, the formatting on the blog does not seem to be working for me tonight!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hot chocs all round


Mini hot chocolates for all. I love hot chocolate so making miniature ones to wear made sense Not much else to say really except enjoy.




Make mine a soy!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lily necklace

No clay to report this week but I did make the lily necklace from the Beader's Floral book by Jill Devon and Liz Thornton. Below is the daisy chain necklace, then this necklace with beaded bead and beaded lilies.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Batty's premiere!

I finally got to wear my Batty that I made a few weeks ago to a halloween party. He looks best with the rest of the costume me thinks, but I am a tad biased because I like Zombies, well the fictional ones anyway!







Thanks Marie, he completed my outfit.


www.mariesegal.blogspot.com/2009/09/batty.html














This was the best close up of Batty I could find!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Icky eyes and bones

Some halloween jewellery I whipped up last night.




I didn't mean to burn the eyes, but am having a few issues with my clay oven at the moment. I think it adds to the effect though!













Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fishy canes and fishy scales

I made some fish canes up according to the tutorial on Carolines Creations online:












I was pleased with the result although they are a little caricature-ish!
I thought it might be fun to add mini slices of the fish cane to a fish shape so that this fish had fishy scales and a fishy eye!







Again, I am pleased with the results and think these two (now) broaches will make a great present, especially for fish lovers!










Sunday, October 18, 2009

Simple scrap jewellery

Not a lot to say on this one! I've just been using up some scrap clay and creating a few broaches and bracelets.







Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dad - an oldie but a goodie!

Not much to say on this one. I made him a few years ago and the real thing hasn't aged a bit either!!



Sunday, September 20, 2009

Marie's Batty!

After seeing Marie Segal's "Batty" project I just had to have a go. Marie's blog and project can be found here:

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2009/09/batty.html

I love halloween so this was the perfect excuse to indulge! As usual, I was missing a few of the tools required so I made do with what I had. I had no makin's cutters, only kemper so the bats are smaller than Marie's'. I did however have some pumpkin lampwork beads which I hadn't made use of until now... I added these along with some fiery swarovski beads (I wanted to use these for eyes but they were far too big so I settled for seed beads) to make a great necklace and earring set!

As usual, rubbish photography but the finished pieces really look sweet!



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Stamps 'n' Slices

This was my first real outing with stamps and polymer clay. I had always been at a bit of a loss as to what to do here but received a lovely tutorial from Jema Hewitt and made these lovely broaches below.














Check out Jema's website on:

http://www.bridal-originals.co.uk/jema-hewitt.htm





This is my favourite, of course because these are not my canes!


















I quite like this one though!







I think the stamp design was a little too clunky here.
This was my first experiment with coloured liquid Kato - I added a layer at the end. I think I need to work on this technique a little as I am not too pleased with the results. A layer of kato clear medium would have worked just fine.