Earrings · Jewelry

Soutache Earrings

A PCA-inspired project that I truly loved researching and working on -- Polymer Clay Soutache earrings! Before I registered for PCA, I had no idea what soutache is. I might actually have pinned soutache jewelry onto my macramΓ© board, for all I know. But after some wandering around the Internet with a purpose, I ended… Continue reading Soutache Earrings

Miscellaneous · Mixed media

Shadowbox Shrine

Oops, I almost forgot to make something from my PCA course this month. And when I did start work on a project, I accidentally cracked my version #1 when it came out of the oven. I could almost feel this month pass by without a PCA project, but I managed to make a version #2.… Continue reading Shadowbox Shrine

Earrings · Jewelry

Opposite Earrings

Another PCA-inspired project this time -- an earring pair with the stripes in one running in a direction opposite to the other. The course that inspired me is Embellished veneer cabochons by Debbie Crothers. Debbie teaches how to make cabochons by applying multiple veneers, created using various techniques, onto a surface. A key component in… Continue reading Opposite Earrings

Miscellaneous

Another Notebook Cover

Whoo! My first 'combination' project from the PCA courses -- another notebook cover, which isn't remotely similar to the first one I made. I used Sculpey Terracotta clay for the cover's base, Sculpey III and Fimo Effects for the components, and a whole lot of TLS to bind things together. I've used learnings from all… Continue reading Another Notebook Cover

Beads · Jewelry · Pendants

Totem-Inspired Beads

My version of Mihaela's course from PCA. As usual, I used materials locally available to me to make these totem beads, so they don't quite look like hers. πŸ™‚ Mihaela uses quite a few surface treatments to make her colorful beads, whereas I used one treatment - the Perfect Pearls treatment. πŸ˜€ One technique that… Continue reading Totem-Inspired Beads

Miscellaneous · Mixed media

Jewelry Box

Since I barely managed to finish my quota of last month's PCA courses, I decided to start early this time. πŸ˜€ Teresa's course is about beautifying a wooden jewelry box using painting, silkscreening, decoupage and resin. Amongst all PCA projects I've worked on so far, the lack of materials where I live is most evident… Continue reading Jewelry Box

Beads · Jewelry · Pendants

Image Transfers and Hollow Bead Weaving

I squeezed in my second PCA-inspired project for the month just before this very hectic month ended. And I'm thrilled to bits with it! The course by Syndee Holt is all about image transfers, monoprinting, and coloring using alcohol pens. The image transfers were pretty frustrating in the beginning -- they'd turn out patchy and… Continue reading Image Transfers and Hollow Bead Weaving

Miscellaneous

Fantasy Scenery on Glass

Hmm, this was actually supposed to be a sea life vase, if I'd fully followed the PCA course taught by Marlene Brady. As I've come to discover, extensive sculpting is not really my favorite. And as I've known for the longest time, extensive repetition is not something that interests me either. Unfortunately, this project combines… Continue reading Fantasy Scenery on Glass

Miscellaneous

Miniature Fairy Garden

Before I saw Lisa's Fairy Garden Ring video on PCA, I'd not really given much thought to these whimsical creations. Lisa's course resulted in a whirlwind Pinterest tour of fairy gardens, and it's quite delightful to look at all those miniatures. πŸ™‚ For my version of the project, I omitted the 'ring' and made only… Continue reading Miniature Fairy Garden

Miscellaneous

Mosaic Notebook Cover

This little blue book cover is my next project in PCA 2017, inspired by Anke Humpert's course on making mosaic notebook covers. I made one for my sister's spiral paper pad. Designing the cover took longer than actually making it, I think! Or maybe I didn't notice time pass by while playing with the clay… Continue reading Mosaic Notebook Cover