Monday, January 30, 2012


Wings can mean many things to many people.  Most people think of the method of locomotion for birds and insects.  But others look upon wings in the more metaphorical sense.

Wings to me engender the picture of one's spirit in flight and at no time am I soaring higher than when I'm creating.  All I have to do is sit down at my work space and I'm off in another world.  There is no more wonderful feeling than when an idea I've been mulling over suddenly takes flight.  I've lost hours in my day working on a new piece and I'm always surprised when I happen to glance up and see that the sun is setting.

I'm sure that this happens to all artists and here are a few examples of artists from the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild who prove that their spirits take wing when they are creating.

Flying Heart Pendant by Christina Kosinski Designs
 Handmade OOAK Dragon Hatchling by Creative Critters

Steampunk Butterfly Pendant by Desert Rubble
Gryphon Pendant Necklace by Polymer Clay Eclectic

Thursday, January 26, 2012

White from the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild.

As anyone who works with polymer clay can tell you, white is a tough color to work with.  If you have anything, and I mean ANYTHING, on your hands, work surface or tools, that darn white clay is going to pick it up.  Sometimes it's a fortuitous accident and the swirl of foreign color inspires you to new creations.  But most times, it's a disaster!  I've ruined more projects that I've envision in snowy white by not cleaning my hands or tools diligently enough.

But when it works, it works!  Here are some examples from the Smooshers Guild to prove it.  Hope you all enjoy my choices.

                                          Little Boy Angel With White Feathers by CreativeCritters
                              Tiny Stained Glass Heart Beads by ArtMakersWorld

                          Bridesmaid Rose Pendant by CreatingCottage

                                  Purple Flower Canle Holder by KaelMijoy         

Polymer Clay Snowgirl Beads by PositivelyCharmingThings

Peruvian Thread Earrings

My newest fascination is making Peruvian thread earrings.  While they look amazingly complicated, they are surprisingly easy to make. I came across this tutorial on U-tube Peruvian Thread Pendant Tutorial by Camille Sharon that showed clear and concise details on how to make them and off I went. 

Since I had ,perhaps, hundreds of hanks of embroidery thread that I had bought for projects I never made, I decided to give them a try.  So far I've made about 10 pairs.  Some I've listed for sale on Art Fire, some I've already sold to co-workers and some I saved for myself.  

Here's my latest endeavor:

They're lots of fun to make and look beautiful when you're finished.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Zombie Valentine

I was playing with some polymer clay the other day and I decided to create a face from it.  when I had finished, the face had a slightly greenish hue and as I started to drape some "hair" around the face, I discovered that my creation looked like a zombie.  When I was through, I made a black heart base, added a red rose , and my Zombie Valentine pendant was born!