Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A minor blog mess...

I'm having some difficulty with my html and graphics, so I'm really frustrated, but overall it was a great day in blogland, because I won the August giveaway at the Art Bead Scene!!!

Remember that challenge with the great waves and my voluptuous take on the theme? :) I won't post that picture again (because you can go to the Art Bead Scene and see it) but I do want to show off some other work from this week that is totally motivated by all the wonderful bead artists out there! I love taking completely raw material...like a chunk of clay (that was on sale at Michael's this week, whoo hoo!)...and turning it into something wonderful. I have aspirations to be a great bead artist someday, but in the meantime, I'm going to continue with my own creative whims and freewheeling clay playing to see what happens. :)

Here are a couple of the finished pieces I made with polymer clay this week...



I know I have a lot of work to do with my techniques and color-mixing and finishing and all, but I still LOVE these pendants!! I sat down for a few hours with a bunch of autumn hues (at least that's what I'd call them) and threw in some black and white to see what would happen. I did a little rough mokume gane with some of the colors and then made some simpler swirly canes to mix it up. I'm thrilled with the color combinations!

I have a lot more finishing, sanding, and grinding to do on a big pile of these little one-of-a-kind pretties. But, first I'm going to get back to trying to fix the background on this crazy blog, so please be patient with me and my flickr difficulties. haaaaaaaa Oooooh, I almost forgot, I have a paper due tomorrow! So, off I go!!!

3 comments:

  1. First, congrats on your win! I love that necklace, it has all my favorite colors.
    Secondly, I noticed on your wedding post a sentence next to your new hubby's pic saying "currently unavailable". I thought you placed it there purposely, but it's actually a glitch! Too funny!

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  2. just found your blog and really have enjoyed it. I love the pieces you've shown here. I'm very new to polymer clay and you've certainly inspired me. Can I ask how you attached the bails to the pendants? Do you glue them on after baking? I'm still trying to figure out how to add wire loops etc. Most of the books I've looked at tell you how to make the bead or focal piece, but leave out the jewelry side of things. Thanks.

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  3. Hi Barbara! Thanks for stopping by!! I'll always be new to clay...there are just too many fun things to mess up! haaaa I get those bails from Rings 'n' Things and there's a glue-able surface. Lots of books recommend two-part epoxy, but I use a urethane glue and haven't had any issues with them falling off(probably because they're not that heavy.) Best of luck with your projects! Keep in touch!

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I'm a retiree/artist/student who makes things. It's a nice kind of lifestyle!

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