Sunday, December 18, 2011

I think I'm going to close shop at Art fire.  I do a lot better with home parties and school.  I'd probably sell through Face book and my blog.

What do you think??

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tina Holden's color recipes for spring 2011.

Cant post the colors but go to her site and you will find it. They're really pretty

Violet 1 part
Fuschia 3
White 5
Translucent 3
Pearl 4

Coral Rose:
Orange 3
Raw Sienna 1/4
Ecru 1/4
Alazarin 1/8

Seagreen 3
Turquoise 3
Cobalt 1
Pearl 3
Translucent 1
White 1

Ecru 2
Orange 1
Pearl 1
White 1
Translucent 1

Silver Peony:
Honeysuckle Pink mix from above, 1
Pearl 7
White 3
Translucent 1
Violet 1/4
Cobalt 1/8

Raw Umber 1
Raw Sienna 1
Ecru 2
Alazarin 1
White 1
Ultramarine 2

Cobalt Hue 4
Turquoise 4
Pearl 6
Translucent 2
Ultramarine 1
White 1

Blue Curacao:
Cobalt 2
Turquoise 4
Pearl 6
Translucent 1
White 1

Violet 2
Cobalt 2
Pearl 7
White 2
Translucent 3

Silver Cloud:
Silver 3
Pearl 17
Lavender (from above) 1/4
Translucent 2
cobalt 2
Fuschia 1-1/4
White 4

Polymer clay hemisphere quiz

I'm so thrilled1  Just got a message from Iris Mishly, polymer clay artist ( that  I won the hemisphere quiz.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Polymerized fabric

I really enjoyed creating these   polymerized fabric sheets .  I used inks and mica powders.  Each one turned out so different.  The one in the top left hand color looks like some orange flowers, the one next to it looks kind of metallic.  The sheet on the bottom row left corner turned out really pretty; I used this sheet to make some tiles which I used to make a bracelet and earrings for my friend.  The sheet in the bottom row right is very earthy.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Very Artsy - sold

This is a bit of a complicated pendant and earrings.  It's made from a polymer clay'>mixed media art sheet I had a lot of fun doing it.  Just use your imagination and be creative. i then used easy cast resin to give it that domed glass like look. I used copper with it as it seemed to look best and made a little decorative embellishment with the copper wire in front of the pendant. I also found this beautiful coral colored ribbon cord that just echoed the colors in the pendant.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Shaded Rose Cane

Roses are one of my favorite flowers so I had to try the">shaded rose cane .  I'm going to be making some beads, earrings and some hearts.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wild Woman

Here's the complete set I made with the  leopard print .  There's the watch bracelet, necklace and earrings. I sanded and buffed the polymer clay animal print beads till they had a glassy appearance. I had so much fun making the ear wires out of copper wire. I used wooden beads for the watch and necklace to give it that earthy, wild, jungle lookand strung the pendant on a leather cord.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Natasha bead necklace - gone!

Here's the completed necklace with the Natasha Bead.  If you want to know more about the Natasha Bead just scroll down to an older post with information about the bead. It's a unique one of a kind bead made with left over scrap polymer clay. Since it was a large bead and very patterned, I thought I'd keep it really simple with a leather cord and fancy bead caps to show off the bead.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sand dollar pendant

This is another pendant where I used some left over scraps of clay and mixed it.  It had some inks and mica powders.  It turned into this beautiful pale peachy color with a shimmer and hint of deeper pink.  I engraved this design into it and filled it up with some shimmer powders and then put resin on top.  It looks quite different and I'm pleased how it turned out.  A couple of friends told me it reminded them of the sand dollar so that's what I called it. I strung it on black leather cord with a little silver spacer bead.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Folkart pendant

This pendant was made with left over scraps of clay. I used some black clay with a folk art face mold and then used strips of left over clay from another textured pendant. I added a design ontop of the joinings and it made quite an interesting pattern. I don't like to waste clay and this is what's so good about polymer clay.  You can always use up the scraps and they turn out into a surprisingly beautiful piece.  I used a plain leather cord and a silver spacer bead.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Animal time!

I loved this copper watch face and bought it. the watch band is handcrafted animal print polymer beads. The leopard print polymer cane seemed just made for it.  I used copper findings, a copper clasp and wooden beads. The animal print, colors and wooden beads go together to make a 'natural,wild' look.  Will be posting photos of the earrings and pendant too.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fabric Roses

I made these fabric polymer roses with scraps of left over fabric, alcohol inks and pearlex powders. I used a light pink fabric and I like how the inks bled into the fabric and the powders and inks just blended together. It kind of gave a depth and shading to the roses all of it's own. I think I'm going to use the smaller roses  for earrings and the bigger one in a necklace.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dangle Bangle

This polymer clay bead on this dangle bangle  was made with left over scraps of clay.  I rolled and swirled the scraps together and it turned into a beautiful bead.  Thats what i love about polymer clay; nothing is wasted. Since it was just the one bead and the size was right, I decided to use it as a dangle on this copper bangle.  The copper color made the colors really stand out.