Sunday, November 7, 2010

DRUNKEN BUTTERFLYS - SUTTON SLICES - CRAFT FAIR

My friend Judy's husband is on a long job in Chicago and she's really been getting into clay and beading.  She came over Friday so we could see if we could make the Cindy Lietz http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/ butterfly wing cane.  The canes we made were pretty big compared to Cindy's, the colors changed after we baked them and our butterfly's look like they had been in the Jack Daniels.  Judy's is cute, mine will never be seen by the public.

Since I took this picture, Judy added a Swarovski necklace to her and she looks much better.  LOL  She also sanded and buffed it.  Cindy, we are going to try again.  Judy keeps watching the video to see what we did wrong.  Join Cindy Lietz's Friday video group.  It's great.  You will never find another polymer clay tutor that offers so much for such a reasonable rate.  Click on the website above and check out all the fabulous tutorials that Cindy teaches.

SUTTON SLICE TECHNIQUE



These are two sheets of Sutton slice that I did Friday.  Not sure what I'm going to do with them yet.

This is one of Judy's Sutton slices done with Fimo glitter clay on black.



This is Judy's other Sutton slice done with left over pieces from her butterfly cane.  I can't wait to see what she does with them.


SUN CITY WEST CRAFT FAIR

Yesterday was the Sun City West Craft Fair.  Everyone worked really hard but it sure is obvious there is a problem with the economy.  People were looking for inexpensive items for holiday gifts.  Our beading club had the most beautiful displays and gorgeous items.  We didn't do as well this year as we did last year.  People loved all the polymer clay jewelry that Rose, Judy and Evelyn made but they didn't buy a lot.  It sure is hard to tell what's going to sell now. 




Last but not least.  Met this guy last week at a sports fair.  Just as they put him out and he was surrounded by people, he turned his back on everyone and peed all over the floor.  I just thought that was pretty funny.  LOL

3 comments:

miramecreations said...

Nice buttefly, Judy! Your Sutton slices came out fabulous! I have used them for frames...they make wonderful borders. Sorry, I couldn't make it to the craft fair. I ended up going to the stamp convention with Idelle on Saturday. I had family come into town over the weekend and had to take my them to the airport on Sunday. I wasn't feeling good on Sunday as well. Needless to say, I haven't worked on Polymer clay for several days now. 8-(

Mª Reyes said...

Me gusta lo que haces, me he hecho seguidora de tu blog. Besos desde Barcelona (España)

PolymerClayTutor said...

Your friend Judy's butterfly is cute Bonnie! I don't know if you did anything wrong really.

It may have looked less 'drunk' if you hadn't put a face on it and just left it plain.

If you wanted it to look more like mine, you could have used smaller canes for the White spots and used less of them. Plus I noticed that a couple of the spots, you used translucent instead of white. (Which isn't a terrible thing, just different.)

About the colors going dark on you, that happens with some colors. I'm not sure which ones you used, but if you wanted them to be a little lighter (and shimmery) when baked, you could add some pearl to your colors next time.

Overall you're pretty close. Probably just need a little tweak here or there.

(You could just drink the Jack Daniels yourself though and then none of this would matter. LOL) ~Cindy