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Angel for Gift Exchange.

Angel in Cernit

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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Drive You Buggy!

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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

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Extrusion Distortion Class

Cane Extrusion

I taught the Extrusion Distortion Class a few weeks ago at the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild’s anual Round Robin.  Here is the cane that I ended up making from the extrusions that I made.  The gals that took the class seemed to really enjoy the class.  They came up with some nice combinations of their own canes.  The Makin’s Extruder is fabulous.  I even literally dreamed up another technique that I have to try the next time I am working to make some simple beads.  If it works like the dream it will be some really beautiful beads with very little work.  I will let you know if it works like I hoped.
In the mean time get out your extruder and see what you can make.  -K

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Polymer Clay Quilt Jewelry

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

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Extrusion Distortion!

Extrusion Kaleidoscope Canes

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

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Easter Is Near!

Easter Cross

 

I have been working on lots of things.  Easter is just around the corner and I came up with this pattern for a spring colored cross.  You can add your own bail or chain. 

It is fun getting out of the darker colors and into some bright and cheery ones for a change!

I should be out working on my yard.  But I guess I will leave that to the bunny who has been making it home all winter…. -K

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More Black and White Stuff!

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Speaking again of Zentagle canes. 

 I have been using my cane section to make several pendants. 

Sorry my photography is not the best.  I think I might have to get my eye checked. 

 It is a bit of luck to get a good shot recently…

 There are lots of swirls going on.  I need to figure out how I really want to string them. 

I am thinking of maybe using some wire especially on the first one.  It is always an adventure.  -K

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Clean Work Surface!

A space to work!

The last two days a friend and I have been pulling out all the different containers I had of clay and baked beads and unfinished projects.  It is still not complete.  But I do have a clean work surface!  I have a couple of pieces that I started for my next project.  I cannot believe how much stuff I had stuffed here and there.  It will be so nice to start a project and know exactly where to find the tools and findings I need to complete it.  I could not have done it with out Heidi’s help.  Thanks a bunch Heidi!  Don’t forget to come back and help me finish….I hate throwing stuff out and she helps me let go of things.  So if you need a certain item I probably have it and could even find it for you!  Whether it be beads or sanding and buffing.  I have all my paints and inks together.  All of the different findings for jewelry or other accesories. I probably have it!  I have all the canes together and all the texture sheets. All the clay is organized by colors. Boy will I be able to produce from now on.  If Mz Defiance doesn’t try any new moves….-K

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Purple Pendant

Purple Pendant
Pendant with extruded clay and dangles

 This is a pendant I made using clay extruded from the Makins extruder.  I then made dangles to hang from the center.  It is strung on wire that I have pounded after shaping into different shapes.  It is very fun to make the different little beads to go with the smaller dangles.  Most of them are made using  just scrapes of clay that have been twisted into cords.  I then form them into a bead.  It is then strung on a 20″ leather cord.  Wahlah!  -K

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Alternatives to “required jewelry”

Medic Alert Bracelets

 I started making some bracelets that work with medicalert tags.

  For the people who need to wear the bracelets due to being a diabetic or other medical conditions,

 these are a great alternative to the plain old silver bracelet.

They are interchangable so you can have different styles for different days!

  These pieces shown do not have any polymer clay beads, but I could definitely make them using clay.

  You could have one for all for every Holiday! 

This is just a few of the possibilities available.

If you need a gift for someone in your life that wears an alert tag- or for yourself,  let me know. 

I would be glad to make something especially for you!  -K

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