Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Flower Brooch

Sorry for the bad photo, used my phone. I made this brooch for my SIL's mother. I hope she likes it.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

baby shower invitation

My sweet sister-in-law is giving me a new nephew. So I got to make her shower invitations! Love how this turned out. The frog is from Create a Critter.

Monday, February 27, 2012

New creations

A brooch using polymer clay and wire

This bracelet was inspired by a bracelet my MIL made. Each of the 3 faces is different.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Not bad for a days work

2 lariat style necklaces with matching earrings

Pintrest is dangerous!

I know I have said that before but this is a great example! I have always like fairy doors but I always saw them made out of wood so I never really thought about making one myself. I saw one on Pintrest made from polymer clay so I had to! The biggest difference between what I saw and what I made is that my door opens! This is only my first try and even though I made some mistakes, I know how to make them now.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What I did today

Went to a thrift store the other day and picked up an old polaroid camera and proceeded to tear it apart. Fun fun! I am going to use the parts in jewelry and art, well some of it.

This is the left overs.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

more polymer clay creations

This is my favorite set so far. I may have to keep this one for myself. Not sure how I feel about this one. The camera did not pick up the colors as well as I would have liked. The background of the pendant and earrings have teenie tiny glass beads.

This set looks so much better in person. The red is much richer and the black background and texture really sets it off.

Not sure what to do with this one.

This one turned out to be a happy surprise. I was playing with the clay to see how it would look twisted. I put it up next to the face and loved how it looked.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I have been playing with glass and polymer clay

Yes, that is a blow torch! Yay!

Silly me, I watched the instruction video and thought 'I can do this!' Silly Dana!

I tried 11 times and came up with only 2 use-able (but not beautiful) beads.

But I had fun and I got to play with a blow torch! Not giving up yet.

Lots of beads broke during the process and just a couple turned out too bad to use for anything other than learning what not to do!

Now, onto my polymer clay....

I am working with Fabulously Frugal in Irving, TX to sell some of my creations. Saturday I took 5 necklace and earring sets. This week I hope to take 5 brooches. I hope you will give me your opinions. This is really new to me. I have made jewelry before but not with my own hand created beads and pieces.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cricut classes in the Dallas area

I was asked where the best place is to get classes on the Cricut. My favorite place is Personal Scrapbook in Allen. Not only do they have classes but also crops dedicated to Cricut users. I have not been to their newest storefront but I understand that it has lots of room. They also keep a great selection of scrapbooking and crafting products.

In Plano there is Stamp Asylum. I cannot speak about their classes or crops since I have never been to one but I see how many they host and am impressed just on content. The store is amazing in it's variety alone and the staff is always helpful.

In McKinney there is Scrappin' Bunnies. I have only shopped there twice but love the variety and prices. I know they have monthly classes on the Cricut.

hope this helps

Polymer clay is addictive!

I have been very busy playing with polymer clay the last few days.

As you can see I still need practice and there are oops in each of my pieces but I am still proud of them.

This one was made using many tiny circles of clay. I love it! It was supposed to be a dahlia type of flower but I think it looks more like a hydrangea.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

my take on an ATC

I picked up a book on Artist Trading Cards and loved them. But I did not really see a use for them besides decorative. So my take on one is a two sided book mark.

I started with a king of hearts card and sanded off the gloss. The woman is from the Stamp Camp Vixens set, I used Art Nouveau for the font, the ribcage stamp is from a pull apart skeletal stamp (not sure who the maker is), I used polymer clay to make the background for the ribcage and the bead. I really like how it turned out and already have more ideas.

my trials in clay

beads for a bracelet

a rose to go on a ring

and a birds nest for a pendant