Friday, February 26, 2010

Pansy Necklace

Finally finished my pansy necklace, which I've been creating for a few weeks now.















This is from the "Beaders Floral" book by Liz Thornton and Jill Devon.


Several pansies were made and discarded before I successfully made some and in the colours I like.













Here's the chain...








...and the final piece. Which is ALL FOR ME :)


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mmmmm


Just had to show you these perfectly sculpted polymer clay gluten free vegan cookies. Don't they just look delish?




Oh, who am I kidding, they are the real thing!! They just look and taste so good, I had to share them with you.





And here are the gluten free vegan cupcakes to match. These didn't turn out so
well on camera though.





Sunday, February 21, 2010

Scraptastic


It's that time again... my scrap clay is mounting up and I need to find a use for it. Based on techniques taught to me by Daniel Torres Mancera, I've used my scraps to create some fun jewellery.
You can find out more about one of Daniel's workshops here: www.picturetrail.com/euroclaycarnival






























I am glad blogger auto saves my drafts as IE just crashed on me!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Strawberry Tartlets

I made a large strawberry cane a while ago and still have plenty of this left. So I wanted to create something that used up some of the cane...
Introducing strawberry tartlet earrings!
I couldn't think of a more delicious way to use the cane, although I
still have a long way to go.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Zuleykha's Polymer Clay

I met Zu at the Polymer Play days, Nottingham in June 2009. Boy is her work amazing. She is kindly giving us all a chance to WIN 3 ITEMS of her work, usually sold via Etsy.

The check out zu's work, go to:

http://zuclay.blogspot.com/

Monday, February 8, 2010

How 'bout Them apples

Had a bash at the red apple beads from the Polymer Clay Cookbook by Jessica and Susan Partain et viola les resultats! The best and most accurate picture is the first, showing just the earrings.


I especially like that my crimson clay did something funky* and added a slight red mica to the apples, I think this really adds something to them.
*Funky means groovy here in the UK not stinky as in the USA!!

Below are pics of the necklace and earrings, from straight on, slightly looking down and then slightly looking up.
Well I say below, but who knows? My posts never turn out the way they look in the preview bit.



Friday, February 5, 2010

Mixed McCaw canes

A few canes I did using Sandra McCaw's technique but mixing it up slightly.















My fave is the bottom left.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Half McCaw cane jewellery

Made some of my "half McCaw" canes up into jewellery. I have to say I'm quite partial to this cuff.
Pillow beads aren't bad either but I really like that cuff!






Monday, February 1, 2010

Suitable for Vegetarians


I had some veggie cane slices that
had been baked many years ago and I didn't know what to do with them.
I recently had the idea that they might look cute made into charms so here they are on a bracelet. I am thinking the bracelet could do with another veg or 2, maybe some corn and something green...