The San Diego Polymer Clay Guild Gift Exchange was last Saturday. It had been a crazy week after returning from my trip out east. I had a great time! I had not been very productive throughout the week. I wanted to make an angel. I had it in my head, but had not actually sat down to do it. Once I got going on it I had a good time. It seemed to come together as I wanted it too. I want to do more. This is how it turned out. I think the person who received it appreciated it. She is made with Cernit clay and then highlighted with pearlex powders. I used a texture sheet for her Wings. Next time I think I will try more color, maybe some canes. I like how she came out -K
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I am planning on doing a demonstration on making bugs at Sandy Camp which is coming up next week. I have made lots of cute bugs. Since we are celebrating our 13th year with Trick and Treat I was wanting to make some that are more Creepy. So I have made a few Scarabs and beetles. I have not come up with anything too scarry yet. Maybe some of the other campers will make something that will scare everybody…. I will keep trying. They all don’t have their eyes or their antenna. I have to get them completed and baked. I wanted to show you that I have been doing something. I figured that some of the bugs would look good on the Birdhouses which still need decorated! -K
I have been working on actually putting jewelry together with the quilt canes I’ve made. Assembling isn’t my favorite part. I do a good job an’ all, I just like doing the clay part better.
I did sell quite a few at the quilt guild meeting. This is good, it supports my creating addiction.
I think I need a larger variety of colors. I really only have this style and the multicolored one. I like having a choice when shopping, I’m sure I’m not the only one! – T
I work best under pressure. I finished my inchies for the swap at about 12:3o on Tuesday, the day they were due. My oven decided to spike in its heating and thank goodness it did not burn them. I would have hated to turn in little crispy squares….. I ended up extruding several different shapes using the Makin’s Extruder.
I then manipulated some a bit and then positioned them all into a one inch square. I took a slice of this and laid it on a solid color of clay so that it would meet the thickness requiremment. So here is what 48 inchies looks like. They were for the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild’s swap of the month. -K
Well I just can’t seem to get going here…. Did you all have a great 4th Of July? I sure hope so. I cannot believe it is July! Where did the first half of the year go?
Well I think that I have procrasted long enough. I signed up to take part in an Inchie Swap with the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild for July. Since I thought I could really do something neat with the “Inchies” that I received I decided to make 2 sets. That means I get to make 48 “Inchies”. Just in case you don’t know what an Inchie is–it is a 1″ x1″ piece of polymer that can be made using texture or technique I wish to use. I may do a cane so all I have to do is slice it, or I could do and extrusion and make it into a 1″ square that could be sliced. I guess I will have to go get busy and see what happens. Several other artist have mentioned not picking a technique that would need lots of sanding and buffing in the end. I for sure will not do that. One group had a color theme. That would have been a good idea. Maybe next time. So I am off to my workspace to create something. Anything is better than what I have been making lately… zippo.. I will keep you posted. –K
Have any of you gotten addicted to the Makin’s Extruder? Every time I play with it I discover new and exciting things that it can do. I love making canes. Kaleidoscope canes never ceases to amaze me. I have found that if you make Skinner blends and roll them up and put them in the extruder you can come up with different effects depending on the disc you use in the end. By combining several different extrusions you can make some fabulous canes. I am teaching some of these wonderful techniques coming up in one of our Round Robin classes. If you would like to check it out see the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild website www.sdpcg.org for more information. Tina is also teaching her “Non-lethal Steampunk Jewelry” class the same day. It all happens July 16th. Check it out! -K
I have been a bit scatter brained lately. Not really focused on anything in particular. I have not even told you about the wonderful classes I took from Marie Segal! I had 2 day chock full of information. I was able to read through the directions a day or two after the class. We had so much fun playing in the class. First of all she was teaching us how to use the amazing clay Cernit. It has some wonderful qualities. One day was devoted to the porcelain effects that you can get from it. I have lots of fun pieces in various stages of completion. With Marie you just never know what she is going to teach you next. Some times the simples thing is a big “awe ha” moment for the class.
We started off Saturday with a somewhat intense button making project. They all turned out great! We liked it so much several of us traded samples amongst us so we could go home with different examples. We did beads, caning and tassels using pearl ex and paint and ink. So if you ever get the opportunity take a class with Marie. It is sure to inform and entertain! -K
I made this cane about a month ago and let it sit, too nervous to cut, reduce or even handle it. I think I let it rest long enough. I’m going to make pins or magnets out of them… I think.
I liked this pattern when I saw it in a book, the only problem is I forgot what its name was! At the time I was looking at so many, I tried to keep track of what they were. I’m sure as soon as I hit publish I’ll find my notes…I hope.
This will drive me nuts. – T
I have made a bazillion polymer clay mint beads…or at least it feels like it!
This is also Cernit polymer clay. You gotta check out Clay Factory Inc., Howard’s waiting.
I used white(porcelain) with a little opaque white mixed in and red. I think, except for the size, they look very real.
This is only some of what I have! I don’t even have a plan for them all. Hmm, bracelets? necklaces? for ornaments? I know, a mini garland! – T
Yes, I do! Lots of POLYMER CLAY CANDY CORNS! Still on my candy kick, I’ve been working with Halloween colors. I need to be ready when the holidays hit. So far, I have itty bitty no hole corns, small corns with holes running across, medium corns with holes across and some vertical, large corns with vertical holes. I should have taken the picture before separating the different kinds, sorry, I am not letting them get mixed up again! I made these using Cernit brand polymer clay, I think it looks the most like the real thing! I bought the clay from Clay Factory Inc. in Escondido.
I used white porcelain, orange and lemon.
Whew, that’s a bunch! … or is it a bushel?
I wonder if I have enough to part with on Etsy? – T