Friday, September 9, 2011

Clay Covered Tea Pot

Covered this tea pot with slices from my polymer clay canes.  I love, love, love it!!!!!!  It took me two days to completely cover this thing.  I really like the look I get when I reduce the canes really small, but boy was it time consuming!! 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Mosaic Tile Jars

I am in love with these jars.  I upcycled used jars covering them with slices of my polymer canes!!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Natasha Beads

I learned about this bead technique from a fellow esty team member.  Each side of the bead has a different mirror image design.  It's a perfect way to use up scrap clay.  The clay is cut and turned so the design you see is actually from the inside of the clay. You can find how to make these if you search for natasha beads on you-tube.

Check out this bead.  One side of the bead has kind of a creepy face!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Scrap Clay Idea

After I made the bowl out of misc. beads, I got to thinking now can I do the same thing with scrap clay?

The answer is YES!!  Dug around in my kitchen so see what would fit in my toaster oven and found a tin pie pan.   Found some scrap clay and conditioned it cut into pieces, then put the pieces through the pasta machine so they would all be the same thickness.  Formed the pieces around the pie tin and baked.  I then separated the clay from the tin while it was still warm and pliable. 

Turn Misc. Beads into a Bowl

Have been looking at my container of miscellaneous beads and trying to think of something to do with them.

Then I had the idea of turning them into a bowl.  I turned a bowl upside down to use as a template.  Used wire and glue to keep the shape.

Filled the gaps on the inside of the bowl with misc. metal and seed beads.