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Pastel imprints

Last year I saw Rebekah Payne tutorial how to make your own molds from flower imprints, since then I wanted to make my own, finally even in my...
Components: Polymer clay, pastels, matte sealer


Help me Hummingbird & Result

As you may have seen by some of my recent designs, I'm playing with wire designs of creatures (bugs, birds, etc) and things. This hummingbird needs...
Components: 16g Artistic Green Wire; 24g Artistic wire lime green, 4mm faceted crystals and 3mm faceted Czech crystals.


Butterflies are back

More pins for the butterfly lady at the arboretum ! She wears them on her hat or pinned to her lanyard. Just Artistic wire in 18g for the frame...


Journey in PC

Made some beads with the tribal feel and some faceted, what do you think ?
Components: Polymer clay


Barn Owl

I have been working on some new woodland animals! I was inspired by allaboutbirds.org....my boys have been watching the barn owls raise there...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, renaissance wax


Butterfly Season

So you can see in the last picture I needed to "clean off" my worktable, and start designing again. Silly Brownie!

A friend of mine works at...
Components: 16g artistic & parawire (LB) Swarovski crystals


Mermaid Doll

I think this mermaid doll will be my last attempt with this type of project. Too labor intensive. The first doll was a learning project so I...
Components: Seedbeads, and lots of patience and time. The dolls are 6 inches tall.


beaded doll redux

I redid the doll and wanted to send a better picture. I finally got a pic of the doll upright and I don't know how it happened. New technology is...


necklace, bracelet and a blue snake

I've been crazy busy here. My son just turned 2 (ahhh!), and I just started working online part-time. On top of that I received requests for four...
Components: first:toho seed beads in orange, Red, blue and grey Second:toho seed beads in lilac, Rose, blue and Hematite Snake: toho seed beads in cream, pale aqua, and pomegranate. Floral wire (assuming gauge 14? its in the center of the snake for pliability. I got it at the dollar store)


Beaded Doll

I saw a similiar doll in a magazine and wanted to try my hand at one.
Components: I used my own pattern with LB seed beads and a few bugles, muslin, and stuffing. It was a lot of work, time, and beads. Let me know what you think of the project.


Ethnic summer

Playing more with polymer clay and different finishes
Components: Polymer clay, acrylic paint, gilders paste, microcrystalline wax, alcohol inks


Honoring Rich

I was inspired by some recent rosaries I saw on here. My late husband purchased this rosewood and silver Italian crucifix on one of the last trips...
Components: Rosewood and silver Italian crucifix, Irish waxed linen from LB, 6mm Czech faceted rounds from LB, TierraCast silvertone connector from LB, antique copper crimp covers from LB, and metallic size 11/0 seedbeads.


Catholic Rosary with 12mm Red Creek Jasper and 2 inch Bronze Crucifix

One of my most favorite stones looks beautiful with this bronze crucifix to make a gorgeous set of Catholic prayer beads.
Components: Lima Beads' 12mm red creek jasper, 08 clear glass seeds, TierraCast oval jump ring to attach the 2 inch bronze crucifix


Catholic Rosary with 4mm Recycled Glass Matte Gold

I like the glow of these gold translucent beads for this Catholic rosary.
Components: Lima Beads' 4mm gold recycled glass spaced with 011 seeds and TierraCast's silver-plated wrapped cross.


All A-Buzz

Another PC brooch.
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish, 20g goldtone wire and goldtone clasp.


Key To My Heart

Still working with PC and loving it!
Components: Handmade PC key and turquoise heart, goldtone jumprings and chain, assorted Czech beads and 20g Artwire, goldtone clasp, acrylic paints and sealer.


My beautiful studio

This is my beautiful studio built for me by my Husband. He converted one of our walk in closets to make it. He has provided me with tool rack, bead...


Denim Fancy!

This is a denim jacket I made a little while ago! I have added pearls with lace and ribbon and tassle!! The collar and matching cuffs are floral...
Components: Denim, lace, pearls, beads


Birds and Newbies

I have been working on some new birds lately! These are some that I have finished! Also some new flower beads and sets!
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, matte sealer


Beaded Hair Combs

My best friend is expecting her second child and I am over the moon about it. She loves wearing stretchy beaded hair combs but the only colors...
Components: Elastic cord, orchid seed beads, pearls, goldstone, czech fire polished rounds. I used a lot of leftover items from my stash to construct this.


Friend or Faux?

These are some PC pendants I made. I wanted them to have the look of gemstones. I also made rings in this style, but they wont fit in my scanner!...
Components: Handmade PC pendants, acrylic paint and varnish, antique gold bails ( I was out of copper ones--will change them out later!) and copper.


Magnolia, buttercup and more

When taking a brake from the ribbed beads I did some flowers, some of them are formed using my own carved mold others are just hand formed, finally...
Components: Polymer clay acrylic paint


I finally got it !!!

Previous weekend I was working on a totally new technique, winding up tiny 1/16 inches in diameter snakes of PC on a raw core bead, I love the...
Components: 1. polymer clay in 2 shades of blue and chocolate, 2. polymer clay in lilac, purple, cream and peach, 3. polymer clay in yellow, purple, lilac and grey


Today's Challenge - Pins

I had a half-dream this morning (kinda awake, kinda dozing)about making a guitar shape with wire. Yes, it's been done before...I did some checking...
Components: 16g non-tarnish wire (LB); 24g silver wire; Swarovski crystals


Keys To Life

Funky key chain made with ceramic petal beads.
Components: Split ring, Gaea Ceramic Textured Petals Bundle, large lobster clasp, hemp cord.


Metallic PC Brooches

I think these are the last PC brooches for awhile! I have really enjoyed making all of them.
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish and goldtone clasps.


Spring Rabbit Pendant

Polymer Clay pendant I made for Spring!
Components: I used polymer clay, acrylic paint and Vintaj Glaze as a sealant.


Folk Art Brooch III

Last in a series of these colors and design!
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish, goldtone clasp.


Folk Art Brooch II

This is the second in a series of PC folk art pins I am making. Be prepared, 'cause there's one more coming! LOL
Components: PC, acrylic paint and varnish, jumpring, wire, 8mm crystal bead, and goldtone clasp on back.


Folk Art Bird Brooch

I'm happiest when I have my paintbrush in hand! I've been working on some PC brooches and pins...this is the first one finished.
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish...seedbead for his eye, 16g copper wire for his legs and feet and gold clasp on the back.


Easy Asymmetry Trick

This is a little mathematical trick that may be helpful to those of you who would like to achieve more asymmetry in your designs. In this necklace,...
Components: various bone, ceramic, howlite and glass beads


Cute Little Critters

I attempted a hedgehog several months ago and it ended in what I would like to call a disaster! Sooooo I put the hedgehog behind, or so I though!...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, matte sealer


Rustic Flora

I had been meaning to make some poppies for a while and just hadn't had time to do it! Asia's poppy bead finally inspired me to take the...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, matte sealer


Beaded spider

I can't believe I made a spider! I am so scared of the real thing! To bad they don't look like this.
Components: 20 gauge wire for the body. 24 gauge for legs. I used seed beads & bugle beads.


Crackle & Company

I haven't been on LB lately, had a couple of custom orders, and of course I can't just make a few beads I had to make a 100 mainly in the crackle...
Components: Polymer clay, Acrylic paint, Crackle medium, Sealer


copper clasps

These are my first tries at copper clasps. Now...if I could just keep the tape on my pliers .....
Components: Two gauges of copper wire from the scrapyard.


March Earrings Everyday Challenge

Okay, time to play everyone…if you're ready! Earrings Everyday's We're All Ears challenge is posted and it's an adorable Beatrix Potter painting....


Heart Shaped Jasper Wire Wrapped Pendant

I created this pendant using a jasper heart and copper craft wire. The pendant is 2 ¾ inches long from the top of the bail and 2 inches wide at...
Components: Jasper heart 20ga wire 26ga wire


Kaleidoscope Patchwork Beads and Company

I saw the tutorial for the bigger patchwork beads on polyform's website and knew that I just had to try to make some beads. They are loads of fun...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, matte sealer


Artifacts

I love primitive style, so I took the technique that a lot of pottery artist use and applied it to polymer clay and it works. First the beads are...
Components: Polymer clay, microcrystalline wax


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