Halloween isn't even here yet and I've seen people putting up Christmas decorations. I just don't get it. Why so early? I decided to put my clay away and finish some of the things I have in my studio so I can put them in the craft fair. I had some beads that I made at our retreat and finally had a light bulb go on about how I wanted to put them together. Got the wire idea from my friends Judy and Rose.
http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/ from her Polymer Clay Tutor video library.
NEW TRANSLUCENT CLAY
I ordered some Fimo 00 translucent clay to try. I was told it disappears when you use it. I made a flower cane with it using some left over clay and then used the left over flower cane to make a kaleidoscope cane.
Not sure I like the white around the middle of the flower but it looks good on beads. I'll post them when they are done. The translucent is pretty easy to work with and I coated the edges with corn starch before I baked them to protect the translucent from burning.
An article and technique by my friend Judy has been accepted in the Polymer Cafe Magazine. I'm so excited for her. As soon as it's published I'll put the pictures up here.