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.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Faux Ceramic Bead

I attempted to make a faux ceramic bead.  I used a mixture of liquid polymer clay and alcohol ink for the glaze.  The glaze mixture I used didn't leave the shiny finish I was looking for, so I added a coat of varnish and that seemed to really make a difference.  I may try this again using a little bit thicker coat of the liquid clay to see if it adds any more depth..

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Water Bottle, Newspaper, Beads & Ceiling Tile

This is a project I did with water bottles, newspaper and extra beads. I cut the bottles and bent the plastic back to make petals. Painted and stamped designs on the back side of the pedals, glued some of my misc. clay beads in the lid for flower center. Cut up pages of a newspaper in shape of flower pedals, layered pedals on top of each other, folded up pedals for dimension, used clay beads in center. The board they are glued on is a cut piece of ceiling tile I painted, broke the edges to give it the look of tile and sealed top and sides with wood stain. Was a fun project to do!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Organza Bags, Ribbon, and Polymer Clay

One of my favorite pieces I have ever made incorporated an organza bag into the design.  I had this bag and loved the pattern so decided to make a piece of jewelry out of it. 

Along with the organza bag, I also used ribbon as the color and pattern in some pieces of jewelry.