Sunday, 22 November 2015

New Bead Collections available in my shop

When I try a new method or style with polymer clay I like to create several beads or pendants at that time and keep working with that style. Now I am putting together collections of the various styles and making them available to buy online :)

This collection is now available in my Etsy shop. I love the pink wirework imitation rose quartz pendant. 


Also this collection is now available in my Folksy shop. My favourite here is probably the cupcake pendant. 


Saturday, 14 November 2015

Baking Soda/Sodium Bicarbonate Cooking?

I finally had some time to do some clay recently - see my previous post on pastel goth/Halloween for the results. I cooked my polymer clay pieces in my loaf tin of baking soda/sodium bicarbonate and for the first time the soda seemed to "cook".



Has anyone had this before? 

Did my baking soda get damp?

What happened? 



Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Halloweeeeeen!!

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. I love coming up with a costume idea and setting about getting it all together. Plus any opportunity to make jewellery is always well received :) This year was no different. 

Someone had recently mentioned "pastel goth" to me. Without seeing what this look was, I just knew I wanted to be one. I googled pastel goth later that day and sure enough I was instantly in love with the look. I had my Halloween costume idea - full pastel goth!

I had many of the clothes already but I purchased a lovely cosplay wig. To complete the look I made a gothic tiara with polymer horns and bloodied roses and fixed these onto a tiara band with some mini spikes. 


I made mini goth cupcake earrings and made bunnie's dreams come true when I made him into a unicorn.



I also used an ice cream polymer necklace which I already had. The result? I love it! I'm a convert. 




Saturday, 17 October 2015

Back in action once again!

I have been out of polymer and crafty action for quite some time again. Yet another house move has taken up a lot of my time, what with packing, moving, unboxing and decorating. I am hoping that this will be the last move for quite some time now :)

In between moves and when I've had a little time to get some crafting done, I have been trying out wire sculpture. I made this decorative wirework box, based on the design by Alison Tarry of Jewellery Maker. Alison is a very talented and creative wire sculplture artist and I love seeing what she creations she will design next


I made this for a gift and stocked it with yummy chocs.