Tuesday, 29 September 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, 20 September 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, 16 September 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.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Plenty of pillow beads

I've been so busy lately (trying to make our house look lovely) that I only get little snatches of time to do clay.



I mostly spend this time making bits out of canes that I have already made. I can see there are going to be alot of pillow beads to come!





My latest are fruit pillow beads. I am thinking the finished beads are a little too big and would prefer smaller sized beads and canes. I'll have to work on that!