Tuesday, 29 June 2010

The most beautiful girl in the world...

Isn't she just??


I didn't create her though, she was made and given to me by the very talented and very generous:


Mas chula que ninguna


Check her out on:


http://maschulaqueninguna.blogspot.com/

Monday, 28 June 2010

Polymer Play Days 2010


3 days, 6 tutors, 6 workshops, lots of new friends and a whole lot of fun




Pieces made from Alison Gallant's tutorial


Polymer pals


Sylvie Peraud's class


Natalia Garcia de Leaniz's class




Daniel Torres Mancera's class
Lindly Haunani's class

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Sanding or not?

I've never really sanded clay before, mainly because I never have the time so I just varnish. All my poly pals sand though, so I thought I would see what all the fuss is about.


 2 tiger eye cabochons. The one on the right is sanded and then both are glossed. I can really see the difference - the sanded cab has much more depth and lustre to it.







More sanded and glossed beads.
Sanded but not glossed. This gives the beads a real matt quality.




Not sanded, just glossed with a satin glaze. Not as nice!




Sanded and then glazed with tls - what a mess. I need to sand again now. Clearly the tls behaves differently to the liquid Kato.  

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

English Country Garden

Well not quite an English Country Garden as I'm  near a large city but as its a grey day here in the UK today I thought I would post some garden pics to brighten things up.

Flaming Red Pieris


Aubretia complete with snail as there is in every British garden!






A wedding favour, that is still going strong 4 years later!





Bamboo corner.






Heavenly Bamboo


Another pieris but I can't remember the name!

FloSquiggleMe beads

I've been trying to do something a little different for the bead swap at Polymer Play Days 2010. I came up with what I call  "FloSquiggleMe beads". Initially they were just "squiggle beads" but there seems to be plenty of different beads by that name. 


For more info on the polymer play days see http://www.picturetrail.com/euroclaycarnival .


I'm pretty pleased with the result and I think they will look better in some jewellery. 














More FloSquiggleMes. 













I really love these earthy tone FloSquiggleMes.














Cute FloSquiggleMe pendant/focal bead.