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TWiP: Polymer Inspired

This Week in Pictures, Week 50, 2021

I am not usually so inspired to do clay things at this time of year. As you may be aware, it takes me years – literal years – to get in the mood to make ornaments. And then once I commit to that, when it’s over, I generally don’t want anything more to do with polymer for a few months.

But this year, I finished my ornament-making and went straight into jewelry. It’s not pictured here, but I’ve also been playing around with resin and polymer combinations. I haven’t had many results that are nice-looking enough to share. Yet. Maybe next week 🙂

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the little (and big!) moments I have captured all week. Some of these images are posted on Instagram, but many aren’t posted anywhere but here. Some days there may be no photos, and other days there may be multiples. It’s more laid back than the Project 365s of previous years. You can learn more here 🙂

Photos taken with 📷 (Canon EOS 80D) or 📱 (Samsung Galaxy S9).

TWiP Clips

Here’s a very short video, featuring 1.5-second moments from the week:


My workspace. It’s cozy and warm like this, but unfortunately, I really can’t work here until I turn on the light 😜
I made this last batch of ornaments today, and while I considered making a few more gifts, I’ve decided I’m done.


I think I’ve had enough of ornament making 😁. I switched gears today and made a bunch of kaleidoscopic things including tiny barrettes, chunky rings, wide bangles, itty bitty stud earrings, and a pair of dangly earrings. Some for me, some for gifts, some for the shop. It’s all in the oven now. And maybe I’ll even sand and buff it all tonight. Or maybe I’ll save the boring stuff for tomorrow 😁


So, I’m knitting myself a salmon-colored pullover with a hint of bright pink at the collar, and I wanted to make myself some jewelry out of the “Lush Jubilee” design, because that one is basically opposite the sweater: mostly bright pink with a hint of salmon. It seemed appropriate. But there’s a tiny chance I may have gone a wee bit overboard in my making yesterday 😜
I have a chunky bracelet, if I’m in that mood, and a chunky ring, if I’m not. I have a big barrette if I clip my hair up, and a tiny barrette, if I don’t. And I have dangly earrings if it feels like that kind of day, and stud earrings if it doesn’t. I’m covered for all eventualities, LOL.
Five new rings!
Four new bracelets!

Story for Monday


Hello, rainbow Porthole Pullover. We meet again 🤨
(Actually, I love this sweater. It’s nice to pull comfy old friends out of the closet as the seasons change, isn’t it?)


Good morning! Neil isn’t here today, so I’m starting my work day spread out on the bed. I’ll move to the desk once my coffee is gone, or I’m ready to stretch my legs ☕
Two more days until the end-of-year vacation I’ve been banking extra work hours for begins! I can’t wait for my two weeks away from the (home) office 🤩


Night and day. The return of Tacky Santa 🎅

Thanks for helping me celebrate the week! If you want to see some of this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Instagram ♥

Same Week Previous Years (2014-2020)

This Week in Pictures, Week 50, 2014 This Week in Pictures, Week 50, 2015 This Week in Pictures, Week 50, 2016 This Week in Pictures, Week 50, 2017 This Week in Pictures, Week 50, 2018 This Week in Pictures, Week 50, 2019 This Week in Pictures, Week 50, 2020

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