101 days to go until the polymer clay cruise. Ohhh, I am so excited about it. I really feel like I should do something to commemorate the occasion tomorrow, because then there will be exactly 100 days to go until the cruise. What should I do though? I’d love to try making a new flower cane for each of those 100 days, or a new bracelet every day, or a new bead every day, etc..

The thought of going all the way from the south coast of England to the west coast of the USA for a set of polymer clay workshops is a bit daunting, especially as we’ll be meeting up with world-class polymer clay heroes when we get there. Still, I guess that is another good reason to try and make 100 items between now and then – because hopefully if I make something every day then my skills will improve by the time I go on the cruise.

Ooooh – what about making a necklace per day? That might work! It’s a big challenge, but it should actually be possible to achieve. Between now and the polymer clay cruise, I will make 100 necklaces which feature polymer clay in some way. So not only will I be counting down the time to my dream holiday, I will also be improving my polyclay skills as I go along.

…In the meantime, here are today’s quick experiments. Some leaves and butterfly wings:

I preferred the darker (simpler) leaves to the stripy ones:

And the butterfly wings were OK, except that they all had small cracks in them and so they are all likely to break:

I’ll try to make some better ones soon, I hope.