Tag Archives: Makin’s Extruder
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
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 have been making all kinds of beads. When I made this bead I thought how well it went with your pink flamingo pen! The other two beads have the pink, but the little one has the green to match the palm tree! These were so fun and simple to make. There are actually 3 different techniques using the same extrusion. I just love that Makin’ Extruder! -K
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