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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


Metamorphosis

This brooch (fibula) is a response to a class challenge. We had to turn a brass bullet casing into a piece of jewelry. After discarding several...
Components: brass wire, picasso finish Czech beads, quartzite shard


Etched glass

I wanted to re-create a look of etched glass in polymer clay.
Components: Polymer clay


crochet stitch markers

I've been in a beading slump lately, since two of my project aren't coming together as planned. My sister crochets, and she suggested these. I've...
Components: Toho seed beads, czech glass 4mm, one-g thread all from LB. Headpins and eyepins.


Up With the Sun, Etc.

I have been having a lot of fun playing with color and some new molds that I got! I really like the Adirondack acrylic paint dabbers but they are...
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, matte sealer


Peeking Out

These are some of the things I have been working on for custom orders! It has ranged from bluebirds to butterflies and in between! Thanks a bunch!:)
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, resin and matte sealer


Thinking of SPRING

You girls are probably sick of my beads by now and I promise this is it for a while, need to concentrate on making some jewelry, as my shop looks...
Components: Polymer clay


Cane beads

This time using some cane designs, the beads are wet sanded and polished.
Components: Polymer clay


Timber and more textures

Long weekend in Alberta, more time to play with polymer clay. Day one textures and different finishes.
Components: Polymer Clay, mica powder, acrylic paints, gilders paste, sealer.


What DO we call these?

I've been having lots of fun with the archeological-looking glass & ceramic beads.... they really have my creative juices flowing! I've made more...
Components: Bobby pin, copper ring, accuflex, crimps, African turquoise, ceramic beads, glass bicones, 11/0 seed beads.


copper pendants-take 3

I keep trying to work on other things....but my heart keeps calling me back to the copper. Here is my 3rd take on copper pendants.
Components: old copper sheet, copper wire, round nose pliers, metal cutter and metal file.


Blue Ice Angel Pin

Imagine a night with the icy breath of winter coating everything. She has watched over us for millennia. This angel has silver plated wings, hair,...
Components: silver filled wire, silver plated link, pearl, silver plated go-go round, wonderful teardrop blue glass, silver plated bead cap, small 3mm pearls.


More Inspiration

This is the last of the PC pieces I have made today. I hope y'all like them!
Components: PC, acrylic paints and sealer and Artistic wire.


Asia Inspired

All of Asia's wonderful PC pieces inspired me to push my boundaries ever further...a hat's off and thank you to her!
Components: PC, acrylic paints and sealer, and 22 gauge artistic wire.


The last batch for a while

This is it, the rest of my busy weekend, now I have to load them slowly to Etsy.
Components: Polymer clay Swellegant metal pait, Swellegant patina, acrylic paint, mica powder, sealer


Rusted Iron & Company

A few new pieces playing with different finishes and some crackle headpins in lilac.
Components: First 3 are done with Swellegant iron paint and then treated with rust patina, 4&5 are done with Swellegant copper paint and treated with verdigris patina.


Nancy's Mountain Bluebird

This was a custom order for Granny Nancy! She requested some Mountain Bluebirds! Here is one of the pendants! :D Thanks so much Nancy! :D
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paint, resin


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


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