A couple weeks ago a friend called and decided she didn't want to do polymer clay any more and asked would I take her stuff. She came over and brought me 4 big boxes full of clay stuff and a brand new clay oven and many items that were never used and still in the packages. She had about 25 polymer clay books which I already had so I sold all but one. She had two bags full of clay. 1 bag of unopened clay and 1 bag of balls of clay from when she took my classes. She also gave me a cane that she had made when she took a class from Judith Skinner at the Bead Museum in downtown Glendale. Unfortunately the museum has been closed for about 2 years now so we think this cane is about 5 or 6 years old. I decided I wanted to make something for Connie since she gave me so much polymer clay stuff.
I worked on that cane for a long time to get it to move so I could put it in one of Penni Jo's molds. I sanded it for a long time and then buffed it. As I was buffing, the buffer started walking across the table and I grabbed it. Now I'm wearing big band aids on my two pointer fingers where the buffer took chunks out of my fingers. That will teach me to turn it off before I try to grab it.
The white beads are Megatamas done on a Kumihimo loom. It can be used as a key chain or purse bling. Connie loved it. I'm not crazy about the colors but I'll bet that cane was hard to make.
MY PRINCE DONE IN PENCIL
Buster in pencil. This is the picture she took it from.
But, we turned it upside down. I think she did a terrific job. He looks so calm and sweet in the pencil picture. The day she brought it over he pushed the screen out on the window in my studio and then started doing flips all over the tables and the chairs. I think he liked his picture.
RESIN ON FUTURE
I was doing a pendant and I put Future on it and re-baked it. I always rebake my pieces for 30 minutes at 200 degrees after I put Future on them. It solidifies the Future and hardens it. I didn't the like the final finish and I had never used resin over Future before but I decided I had nothing to lose. I put Magic Glos over the Future (Pledge) and the amazing thing is that it didn't pull in on itself like it normally does and I only had to use one coat because it leveled itself to a nice dome.
I joined The Polymer Clay Swaps Group.
My swap partner is Tina Holden, I'm so excited. I'm almost done. I just have to box my stuff up and ship it to her. We had to make a heart and a texture sheet. This is my first polymer clay texture sheet. If she doesn't like it as a texture sheet she can use it for a trivet. I have to practice at that more.
Now I have to make 12 canes for a cane swap for our clay guild and some things to send to The Poly Clay Twister Retreat in Oklahoma.
I know, get off the computer and get to work.