Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Been Claying

Ok, so I have been playing a bit more with Polymer Clay...
Little Swirly Heart I guess the heart will be on the Krafty Lady DT site (with a couple other hearts I made), but the swirly beads won't, so I thought I'd put them here.

I was asked for a pink and purple heart on a diamond shape by Véronique... so I played, and made her a necklace (you'll see it later when it's finished) and with the rest of the clay I made another swirled heart.

You can see if you look closely that I had a bit of brown clay stuck in the mix, the scanner has that uncanny ability to make all the little imperfections just POP right OUT... but with the naked eye it's not as bad... I promise!!

I love this next one... like a tsunami at night!

I am not that good at swirl beads, but sometimes something wonderful happens, this is one of them! I was just having a play with white clay (it scares me, I'm not a very tidy crafter, and my white clay rarely stays white!!)

This pink bead is another one I made for the fun of it, it looks wonderful now that it's been sanded and buffed. I was having some fun with leftover clay... I used a pink blend and some translucent, and some nutmeg for good measure (that's a trick I learned from Myléne, who learned it from a book). Another necklace in the making. I like making the beads and casts but I like making simple necklaces, so sometimes I have to wait for inspiration to turn something into something "more"... Hmmm, time, supplies... and more time! :) one day I'll get around to it!


Anonymous said...

Oooo! Those are gorgeous!

France said...

Thank you :) I have no idea who you are (blogger is not letting me see the profiles today) but I'm tickled pink that you liked my beads/pendants!!! Thanks for stopping by! *grin*

Sharon said...

ooooooohhhhhhhh!!! pretty!!! When are they going on Ebay so I can buy some?? ;) ((thanks for *your* comments on my blog!!))

France said...

hahaha! I'll email you about that!

carmel said...

France, these are gorgeous! need a demo lol I love the wave at night especially. Cheers, Carmel xx

France said...

Hi Carmel! Thanks :)
while waiting for a demo -- maybe I'll get my act together but it is such a fluke when they turn out nicely, I'd be too nervous to demo, though I'm happy to show you the basic technique -- check these out (they are GOOD):
Tutorial and link to the Polymer Clay Central Swirl Bead Tutorial too
Desiree's Website
That should get you started, even better than I could, I suspect ;)

Oh, and I use my large acrylic rubber stamp mounts (cleaned) to do this tech!


Julie H said...

Wow, these are beautiful!!!!