Saturday, October 23, 2010

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

The holiday's are coming and I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that I need to finish my polymer clay and beading items to submit for the craft fair.  They have to be turned in by next Wednesday.  I'm also teaching a clay class that day so I guess I better get going and get organized.

 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.

These beads were made with a flower cane from left over clay that I was using.  The three hanging beads are rocker beads made using the Cindy Lietz tutorial http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/ from her Polymer Clay Tutor video library.

These are also rocker beads.  There are 8 beads attached with stretch cord on the bracelet.  I love making those beads.


This is one of the pendants I made with the green flower cane and spliced flower cane that I made at camp.  The bail is made using peyote stitch and the necklace was made using the herringbone stitch.


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.

POLYMER CAFE

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. 
 Congratulations Judy.



2 comments:

Cherie said...

Love the rocker beads bracelet. Your beaded bail and necklace is just beautiful.

miramecreations said...

Love what you did with the beads you made at the retreat! When is your craft fair? I was thinking of stopping by.