Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Making of a Robot

Last New Year’s Eve a few friends and I decided to stay up past mid-night making polymer clay creations. I came up with a few different ideas: a fish, a bird or a robot, and everyone agreed I should make a robot. Here’s a few pictures of the process.




Saturday, August 4, 2012

Stamped Designs

The following pendants are the first of a new technique I’m trying out. Instead of making the design in a clay cane, I used stamps to make these designs. I first made many thin layers of different colors of clay. I then stamped designs into the clay (flower stamps, circle stamps, etc.) covering the piece. Then I carefully shaved away the top layers of clay that weren’t indented by the stamp.



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Friday, December 17, 2010

The newest designs


Here’s a few pictures of some or my most recent designs. The orange and green ones are updated versions of designs I made a few years ago. The purple flowers and the brown butterflies are also designs I’ve used before, just different colors. And then the tree one is my first ever attempt to make a tree. It’s kind of a funky tree, with only 9 leafs, but it’s beautiful at the same time!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Necklace Collage

Here’s a picture of most of the necklace designs I have right now. A lot of them are shown below as well, I just thought they looked nice all together!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dreaming of a White Christmas


I know it’s a little early, but I thought it would be fun to experiment with some Holiday designs!

My new Favorite


Every six months or so there’s one design that I fall in love with. I wear it without taking it off until it faces some kind of tragedy or until I make a new design that I like even more. This is my favorite one right now.

Earth Tones




Nice T-shirt! Can I borrow it?


DSC_0433I’m always looking for new designs I can make with polymer clay….. so when I saw a really cute design on my friends t-shirt I couldn’t resist from asking to borrow it. She did loan it to me that very same day, and here’s my attempt at making the cool design. It didn’t turn out exactly like the shirt but my friend seemed pretty impressed that I was able to make such a close copy of it.

Skinner Blend Background


This was one of my first attempts to use the skinner blend as the background of a cane design. I rolled the yellow-to-white skinner blend into a cube and then sliced it using a curvy blade and put the leaves and stems into it. Don’t know if that makes sense or not, but I’d be happy to explain in more detail if anyone is interested.

Black & White


Who knew that you could make so many different designs with just two colors?

Simple but so Cool


These designs don’t take a lot of thought of planning, but they always turn out great!

Flower Power


I love flowers; especially white, yellow and orange flowers. I try to branch out and make other designs from time to time but I’m always drawn back to making flowers.

Skinner role spirals


Even though I hadn’t worked with polymer clay at all for about ten years, I still assumed people were using the same techniques they’d used when I first learned how to use it. I actually didn’t even think it was necessary for me to buy any new books. I was so wrong! Polymer clay art really advanced while I was busy with life. One of the new techniques I’m so thankful for is the skinner blend (http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/poleigh/skinner.html). I used it in the spirals above and use it in almost every design I make now.