Tuesday, September 25, 2012

100 flowers

I just made a little over a 100 flowers and was asked to post a picture!  They are all the same. I am going to use them for a charm style bracelet, which I call  a cha cha bracelet...no idea where this name came from.  But I use it and like it!  I am not sure if you can see the difference, but there are two styles....just a slice from  the cane with a hole running top to bottom.  The other is a more "scultped" type of bead.....I sliced a thin slice from the cane and then shaped it to look like a flower.  The hole is in the middle.

Here is a completed "cha cha' bracelet using the both styles of the white flower! Also the leaf beads are made out of polymer clay by me too!  The other beads are glass and metal.

I will have to post when I get a few of the bracelets made up. My goal at the moment is to get a wack of beads stock piled in different colours, so when yucky weather hits this winter I can beach in front of the tv and make bracelets with a cup of tea! :)

Happy creating,

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Has it really been almost a year??

I can't hardly believe it has almost been a year since I blogged.  I have to giggle, because there are some blogs that when I get my cup of tea, I sit down and immediately check to see if there are any updates....AND....if there isn't I think come on people I wanna check out whats knew!!  And then my own poor wee blog sits for almost a year....I hang my head in shame!!

I have been quite busy this past year...but I won't bore you with all the details!! I have learned a few new things, I LOVE learning new things!! I love it even more when they work!

 This is a pixalated -retro-blend cane that was invented by an amazing AND generous Polymer clay artist, Bettina Welker.  Google her....her work is absolutely stunning!  She made this cane and was so kind to share it with the rest of us common folk!!  And I LOVE it.  It is sooo much fun to make.
Here is a sheet I made out of a some blue to green.....which really doesn't look like there is any blue!  But honestly it was blue!!  It boggles my mind how the colours combine and change all through a little hole in an extruder. 
I will post more about this neat little tool, that every person working in Polymer Clay needs to own!!  I know I have only skimmed the tippy top of the iceberg when it comes to what this tool can do and am looking forward to learning how to do other things with it!!
Thank-you Bettina for sharing your knowledge with us!!

See you all next year....I mean... more often than that!!!

Happy creating,