Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Jewelry and a Halloween Trinket Box!

Happy Halloween!..............okay, well maybe I'm a bit early. :) I've just finished a Halloween trinket box and three new pieces of polymer clay jewelry.
Some of my friends at PCAGOE gave me a tip on how to get polymer clay to stick to wood and it worked like a charm! First bake the wood at a low temp to ensure that all moisture is removed. Then apply a thin coating of white glue to the surface of the wood (I used Weldbond) and apply your clay to this surface. The glue was dry or nearly dry by the time I applied the clay. Yay! I had some wood boxes and could not get the clay to stick for the life of me!
I'm having fun creating little pieces of jewelry and I've sold one of them to a buyer in Italy. I was so happy! I love the effect the PearlEx powdered pigment has on black clay. It just glows!
It has been a glorious weekend here. Mostly sunny and cool. Unbeieveable for July in Missouri!! I haven't had the air on all weekend and the windows have been open letting the cool breeze in. Ahhh...just wonderful.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Green Eyed Goddess book is finished!

Well, I've finally finished my latest journal. It is a blank book that I've decorated with polymer clay and solid brass sea creatures. I found those pretty brass pieces and I just had to tangle them up in her hair! This sultry beauty is made of polymer clay in various shades of brown and light flesh and was painted here and there with acrylic paint. The background color is a metallic emerald green.
Each strand of hair was placed individually which took some time but I love the result!
For more views click on the title of this post and it will take you to my Etsy shop where she is for sale!
On a sad note, my Aunt Amma passed away today. She had been suffering for quite some time and even though she is now at peace, she will be deeply missed. She and my Uncle just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and I am so glad that they were able to celebrate their marriage with lots and lots of family. Love you Aunt Amma!

Monday, July 6, 2009

My Latest Project a 'Goddess' Journal

This is what I am working on now! It is a work in progress and I may add a few more touches before I attach it to the book. It is a bit different for me but it's fun! It is all polymer clay with solid brass starfish, shells, sand dollar and fishes. She was going to be a Goddess and then I happened upon these neat little solid brass things that I just had to add and so she became a Mermaid...or a Siren, I haven't decided which yet!
There are several things that I will do differently next time. As my daughter said...'she has a very strong chin'....yes indeed! I may paint the background a green and paint her face a bit. Highlight the lips so they don't look quite so flat. Hmmm...not sure what else yet. I'd love to hear your thoughts or suggestions for this or my next 'goddess'. Let me know, I'd love to hear from you!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to all of those in the U.S.!

I'm excited! A few of my journals have been featured in an online magazine called MetaCreative Magazine put out by Mystikka Jade. You can find the magazine at www.metacreativemagazine.com
One of my vases will also be featured in a 2010 calendar! I'll post a link when it becomes available. I have three comissions to work on, so I will go for now.
Have a safe holiday!!!