As you can see, I have a lot of STUFF as my husband would say.
I decided I was going to do clay at my little table in the dining room anyway. I wanted to do some Art from the Heart and make something different than I normally do. I made some pieces that I can hinge or not. I can also wire wrap them or leave them as separate pieces. I haven't decided yet. I've also been making buttons again for our guilds button exchange. I made some yesterday and baked them at too high a temperature and they came out looking like little pieces of chocolate. I forgot to check the temperature on the oven and got company while I was baking. I may antique them with white paint. That should work.
Here are a couple pieces that I did. One I'm going to call "Here's looking at you" I love this lady's face.
This is the entire set of pieces that I did today. I don't have an area to take good pictures so these are the best I could do under the circumstances.
When we took the Tory class we had to put the holes in the pieces after they were baked and one of the girls had a teeny-tiny drill bit that worked great. I found some in my Dremel stash today but didn't have the collette to fit them in the Dremel so I made my own little polymer clay handles. They work great. They look big in the picture but they are only about 1-1/2 inches long.
Prior to doing polymer clay I spent most of my time engraving glass (not etching). I do hand engraving with an electric tool and diamond burrs. I engraved vases, mirrors, wine glasses (even did pickle jars). The vase below took me 3 nights of continuous work. When engraving glass, I usually highlight the engraved area with Rub n Buff. It's amazing how long that stays on the engraved area. I haven't done much engraving since I started polymer clay but as soon as my studio gets back together I'm going to start again. It's an art that is not very well known. I did 40 vases with roses on them for a friend who's daughter was making her Quinceanera. Her name was Rose. I never wanted to see another rose but this is one of my favorites.
Now that one of my best friends name is Rose and she is a sweet heart, I'll get back into doing Roses again, nothing is more beautiful than a Rose in bloom.