Archive for polymer clay techniques
Thank you for all of your great advice yesterday! I definitely intend to file it away for the next time. This particular time, though, I decided that it might be best to just wing it. After all, I’ve been claying long enough that I am certainly comfortable with all of the techniques in my arsenal. [...]continue reading "Getting my feet wet"
I sure hope so! I don’t know about you, but I am eager to welcome the new focus that a change-of-season brings. I’m ready for open windows, Spring cleaning, and leisurely walks around the neighborhood; short sleeves, cropped pants and long evenings at the clay table; skirt-making, cherry blossoms, and chipmunks. I’ve been awfully distracted [...]continue reading "Spring? Is that you?"
The ownership and accusation discussion is still attracting a few comments here and there, but has died down for the most part. Because I somehow ended up consumed by this topic again today, I thought I would share with you some links where related observations and conversations have been happening. Just in case you haven’t [...]continue reading "More food for thought"
[edited March 20, 2008: I think we had some good discussion here for a while, but we've gone from respectful disagreement to finger-pointing and sniping. And I'm not saying I haven't been a participant in this facet of the discussion, but I do feel it needs to stop. That was never what I had in [...]continue reading "Ownership, sharing and accusation"
There’s a wind storm here tonight. Look what happened to my poor, beautiful van. A really big tree came down and knocked into another tree, which dropped a big branch onto the van. The original fallen tree is stretched across our driveway and half of our front yard, blocking us in. I’m thankful that it [...]continue reading "Gutsy gusts and such"
I’m happy to present the most recent Polka Dot Creations tutorial: Old Tile Shard Pendants! This how-to comes to us courtesy of Tonja Lenderman, who should get an award for patience. She had the tutorial written up and submitted to me back in October. Tonja shows us a simple method for combining rubber stamps and [...]continue reading "Tile shards and harbingers"
I lulled myself to sleep last night, thinking about how best to get the stripey look I started to experiment with yesterday. I decided the best way to get narrow stripes would be to start with narrow stripes. Almost. I got the soft stripes I wanted, but I decided to go back on what I [...]continue reading "More stripey goodness"
…but we can all pajammy in whatever we’ve got! Sorry. Sandra Boynton took over my keyboard there for a minute. Stripes. I wanted to talk about stripes. Dan Cormier got some really nifty-looking stripes with his take on the Skinner Blend, and I’ve been itching to try my own version for a week now. Since [...]continue reading "They might be stripey or polka dot…"
I was talking to a new friend yesterday, who is starting to get her feet wet in polymer clay, and I was showing her some of my tools, many of which are repurposed from some other use, or are handmade by me. It occurred to me that some of you might also be interested in [...]continue reading "Come rifle through my toolbox"
We’re in the home stretch now. If there are any steps you have missed, you can view them all here. Once we have determined our final three base colors, it is time to make some canes. I consider this to be the fun part. I have a handful of standard cane designs that I make. [...]continue reading "Evolution of a color scheme – step six"