Friday, October 22, 2010

Polymer Clay & Stainless Steel Cable Bracelets

I love to mix different mediums, such as this Stainless Cable with my handmade Polymer Clay chunky beads, and a few Glass Beads too! These are fun to wear, especially with the dangling charms.
This is a very long piece of Sterling Chain threaded with a double length of clear jewelry elastic. It makes a nice slouchy, chic looking bracelet. I made assorted Raspberry colored beads with a mix of Premo Pearl white & Premo Pearl red, and a few Plum & Grape Millifiore flower beads. I also added my New Pyramid shaped beads set in a silver bezel. First, I made the standard Swirled Lentil bead, flattened the back, and then used a small square of Plexiglas, pressing it in towards the center on all 4 sides, to refine the Pyramid dome.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Polymer Clay Sculpted Teapots

I've been working on more of my "Light-bulb Teapots"  This Fish Teapot is my latest concoction.  The main body of the fish is covered in a Mokume Gane technique, that was made using Premo Pearls clay.  I impressed a pattern into the many layers of clay & then shaved off the raised portions.  I used about 6 different color variations, from cobalt blue, turquiose, aqua, to a brilliant limey-lemon with green foil accents.  For the details I added a few Kato liquid droplets on the gills & fins.  I had quite a time trying to bake this little guy! I slumped the tail & fins over armatures made of foil.
  Here's another tiny teapot made over a re-cycled ceiling fan light-bulb

This is made over a larger round vanity light-bulb. I used  Premo gold clay & translucent to create a butterscotch swirl, I mixed a cinnamon spice color for the flowers & an olive/lime for the leaf cane. 

Relax & Create- Happy Claying!
Have a cup of tea too! My all-time favorite is Constant Comment-a yummy blend of orange & spice:)