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Leather?

So I found this really cool technique to make polymer clay look like leather! It is soooo much fun! I was quite pleased with the results. The two...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint


Meet Sheldon and Friends

When my oldest son was a toddler there was a show called Jack's Big Music Show that had animals that played music. He loved the show and on it,...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, paint, sealer, 20 gauge vintaj parawire


Elven head dress

OK, so this is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I have tried so many times over the past two years and each time ended up getting...
Components: 14 gauge silver plated wire, 24 gauge silver plated wire, tear drop moss opalite.


More polymer clay beads

Polymer clay, Crackle paint, acrylic paint, annealed copper wire, sealer
Components: Polymer clay, crackle, acrylic paint, sealer, annealed copper wire


Who can resist pink ?

Need an opinion, should I take the plunge and put those on Etsy ?
Components: Polymer clay, paint, crackle paint, Gilders paste, sealer


Polymer Pendants

Three polymer pendants I made, all using Pearl colored Kato Polyclay and with 3 coats of Gloss Glaze on front and 1-2 on back. The birdie is...
Components: Kato Polyclay, PearlEx, Sculpey brand Gloss Finish Glaze, Lisa Pavelka Tye-Dye colored Craft foil


Two Hearts Clasp

I had the idea for this one right as I was falling asleep last night, so I sketched it on my Sketchbook program on the iPad super sloppily and went...
Components: Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire- Round-16 and 20 Gauge


Practice Clasps

Working on making some handmade clasps. I'm going to try making these a few more times, but I think they turned out interesting enough to share....
Components: Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire


Monogram Pin

My Aunt Suzie has always loved her monogram, all swirly and feminine with the two 'S's, so I made her this monogram pin.
Components: Nunn Design antique copper small square 2 bezel pendants antique copper, 1 Nunn Design antique copper medium square bezel link, 2 Nunn Design 16mm glass squares, 1 Nunn Design 24mm glass square, 2 antique copper jump rings, 2 antique copper split rings, 1 clutch-back pin/tack, some Mod Podge, some super glue, 1 sheet of 100 lb. bright white cover stock


Art Bead Storage

I'm super excited to finally have finished giving this old embroidery floss counter display a little makeover to hold my art bead collection!...
Components: Antique counter display, fuzzy scrapbook paper, double stick tape, and lots of elbow grease!


Rustic Ruins and Others

These are some of the things I have been trying out lately! There are several crackle pendants/focals and some new rustic beads. Let me know what...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, crackle glaze, matte sealer, gloss sealer, vintaj parawire


Sweets

Playing with PC
Components: PC SculpeyIII, Guilder's paste, Vintaj paints, both LB, glitter nail polish


Baby Fox and Company

Here is some of the stuff I have been working on! More woodland animals..YAY! ;) Also an owl pendant made from a walnut impression! A heart-shaped...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, matte sealer, vintaj patina and sealer, crackle glaze


Something different...

Just to contrast all the black and leather I've been uploading, I thought I'd post this! It is a spin-off of the keybands in the previous post --...
Components: Freshwater pearls, assorted metal spacer beads, quartz nuggets, on beading wire.


Key things in life...

Talking about selling: just before Christmas I took some stuff to work to get a bit of circulation at my hairdresser's stand. When people realized...
Components: Leather cord, large-hole beads (jasper from LB, glass and wood from stash), clasps. Copper wire for the wrapping of the pendant.


Dream Heart

New piece I made since my surgery.
Components: Precious Metal Clay silver


Bronze Pendants

There are a couple new ones in this bunch, that I made after my surgery.
Components: Bronze clay


Tweet Resin Pendant

Here's some new stuff I have been working on! I have been trying my hand at layered resin pendants and also some metal stamping! I have also been...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, resin, Vintaj Patina and sealer


dreaming of texas beaches

This is an anklet I made which is inspired by the beach. My family and I are planning a move to texas in a few months and I wanted to be prepared...
Components: Toho seed beads, shell pearl, magnetic clasp, jumprings, c-lon thread


Radiant Orchid…Here I Come!

So, are you excited about the new Pantone Color of the Year ??
I put together this little collage to tickle your creativity and get you...


Kaelyn's Stocking

This is my daughter's bead embroidered stocking. I just finished it today. I just started embroidery and am pretty proud of this piece.
Components: Lacy's Stiff Stuff, Stocking, Seed beads, Glass Beads, Adhesive, Thread.


Snowflakes and Owl

These are some more snowflake pendants that I have been working on. All have been sealed with resin.
The mother baby owl was made in reverence of...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, resin, acrylic sealer


Santa Baby

Another Santa I made, but this one is a magnet! I've had a ball making all this seasonal stuff....I made around 25 ornaments, some sculptures and...
Components: Polymer clay, acrylic sealer and magnet.


New Focals and assorted Beads

I made these carved, longer focals and also some long beads. I just strung them on some leather cord to show how they look on a necklace. They...
Components: Polymer clay, acrylic sealer.


New Color Mixes

I bought some new colors of PC today, and couldn't wait to mix them and see what I could come up with....here they are!
Components: Polymer clay, acryic sealer.


Rusty Raccoon

So I love making animal beads and really wanted to try a raccoon...enter Rusty! He is a baby raccoon who is curling up to take a nap.
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, Claudine Hellmuth multi medium in matte(LOVE THIS STUFF-It is a gel and it goes on like a dream!)


The Owls Have It

Here are some new owls that I have been working on. The purple one was done with a translucent/regular clay mix. All the owls except the one with...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, resin


Bundles of Joy

Some recent PC carved beads I have made.
Components: Polymer clay, acrylic sealer.


Moss On the Rocks and Company

So I have been making lots of beads lately! :) Here are some more! I am currently half into winter and somewhere in between otherwise! Hence the...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, sculpey gloss glaze and resin(on tree branch)


"Tenner"

Medieval rosaries could have any number of beads from 10 to 150. this is an example of a "tenner" which consisted of ten Ave beads with or without...
Components: Howlite Turquoise, lampwork glass, pewter cross, silk thread and tassel.


Rustic Snowman and Others

I am trying to get into the spirit of winter! lol We have already had one snow...not bad just a light dusting. Not enough to build a snowman,...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, my nemesis called sculpey glaze


More Carved PC Beads

I just finished this batch of beads. There is also a small, carved PC pendant.
Components: Sculpey III PC, arcylic sealer.


Thanks to Jess!

I was so impressed by Jess's PC bead carving skills, that I took a look at her link to Polyform. I saw the tutorial there, and this is the...
Components: Sculpey III PC, X-acto knife.


Bundles

These are some of the new beads that I have been creating! Take a peek and let me know whatcha think! They include some birds and a fox!
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, sculpey glaze sealer


Bead Bundles

These are some of the bead bundles that I have been making to sell on Etsy! Some include buttons and leaf drops. Let me know whatcha think! :)
Components: Handmade polymer clay beads, buttons and drops


Polymer Clay Pieces

Soooo I finally opened an Etsy shop! Yay! Here are just a few of the things that I have for sale! Please feel free to come and visit and let me...
Components: Polymer clay pieces


Halloween Pins

Two fun, little Halloween pins I made. The ghost's arm is movable too!
Components: Handmade PC brooches/pins, acrylic paint and lacquer, goldtone pinbacks and black craft wire.


Oopsie...

Well after returning from a wonderful trip through some of the small towns of Wisconsin enjoying the eye pleasing fall foliage, I decided I wanted...
Components: PC, alcohol inks, liquid polymer clay, Permalac.


PC Clasps

I finally got these toggle and S-hook clasps finished. The square orange one is the one I am using with the "Parade of Colors" necklace I...
Components: PC clay, acrylic paints and sealer, and jump rings.


Tree and High Tech Pliers

I was inspired by the beautiful trees made by JC Hamm and since I hadn't made a tree pendant in ages I decided it was time to do it again....
Components: red brass, aventurine, serpentine, peridot, red agate and mookite chips, cheap-o Chinese pliers


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