Miscellaneous · Stitch markers

Stitch Marker Case | Art Elements Challenge

The team at Art Elements hosts themed monthly challenges, which involve a reveal and blog hop at the end of the month. The theme for June is Sunflowers, picked by Sue. I read the theme announcement, and recalled this small, cubic container that I've appropriated for storing my stitch markers. I've always wanted to decorate… Continue reading Stitch Marker Case | Art Elements Challenge

Beads · Jewelry · Pendants

Peekaboo Pendant | ABS Challenge

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature awesome artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. May’s inspiration is a piece, Primavera, by Sandro Botticelli. This month, so far, has not been very good for me health-wise, and I was contemplating not making any… Continue reading Peekaboo Pendant | ABS Challenge

Beads

ABS Challenge – Feb – Star Lovers | Beads

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature awesome artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. February’s inspiration is a piece, Star Lovers, by Warwick Goble. This month has been a bit hectic for me, which I feel is because the number of things… Continue reading ABS Challenge – Feb – Star Lovers | Beads

Beads · Earrings · Jewelry · Pendants

ABS Challenge – Jan – Spring

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio have been featuring awesome artwork every month, and challenging their readers to create jewelry inspired by the artwork -- the only rule being that at least one art bead is used. I've been a lurker so far, observing the artwork, and admiring the Perfect Pairing showcases where ABS… Continue reading ABS Challenge – Jan – Spring

Cabochons · Jewelry · Pendants

More Mokume-Gane

Continuing with my trials and experiments, I thought of giving mokume-gane another go, making sure I don't accidentally use Sculpey III like last time. 🙂 I also thought I'd work in some foil with the clay. I layered sheets of green and black Premo clay, interspersed with a couple of sheets of silver foil, and pressed… Continue reading More Mokume-Gane

Earrings · Jewelry · Keychains · Ornaments

New Year Gifts

Our group of friends got together for the New Year, and I thought I'd make some small gifts for them. I made them pretty much in the last minute since I wasn't too well recently, but I'm glad everyone ended up getting something. I'd created a couple of extras just in case, and it was… Continue reading New Year Gifts

Cabochons · Earrings · Jewelry

DIY Buffing Wheel Results

I used the little slices from my earlier mokume gane attempt to make a veneer, and sat down for a session of testing my buffing wheel with pieces made from the veneer. Attempt #1 I made a hollow earring pair. Then I buffed and I buffed and I buffed for what seemed like ages, and...… Continue reading DIY Buffing Wheel Results

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

Earrings · Jewelry · Miscellaneous

Premo!

Ever since I discovered that Sculpey III is brittle and not really suited for most of the polymer clay work I'm interested in, I'd thought of buying sampler packs of other clays. I finally ordered some of Premo!, Premo! Accents and Soufflé. The package arrived, and I eagerly sat down to play with the clay. To… Continue reading Premo!