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Laser-Cut Fairy

August 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Yesterday I was practising my knife skills by cutting out a design based on a Cicely Mary Barker fairy. Today I had a go with the laser cutter:

flower fairy papercutting

flower fairy papercutting – cut with a knife

flower fairy laser cut

flower fairy – laser cut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was doing some research on CMB, and I think she lived in Storrington, which is sort of down the road from me.

She died in 1973 and her work is still in copyright, so these pieces are for my own enjoyment and I won’t be developing any for sale. I might try to find where her ashes were scattered though, and leave a couple of fairies there…

How Does Your (Polymer Clay) Garden Grow?

I can’t stop making polymer clay flower canes!

This is my latest batch of brooches and pendants:

red & white polymer clay flower brooch

red & white polymer clay flower brooch

purple polymer clay flower brooch with acrylic cabochon

purple polymer clay flower brooch with acrylic cabochon

purple polymer clay petunia brooch with acrylic cabochon

purple petunia brooch. I have no idea if I’ll ever be able to recreate this cane!

purple polymer clay petunia brooch with acrylic cabochon

purple polymer clay petunia brooch with acrylic cabochon

'Fire flower' polymer clay brooch with acrylic cabochon

‘Fire flower’ polymer clay brooch with acrylic cabochon

'Fire flower' polymer clay brooch with acrylic cabochon

‘Fire flower’ polymer clay brooch with acrylic cabochon

More Kaleidoscope Cane Experiments

March 4, 2013 1 comment

I still haven’t got the hang of them, but I’m getting closer.

kaleidoscope pink flower cane

Yuck

pink and purple flower kaleidoscope cane

better

 

kaleidoscope cane steps

kaleidoscope cane steps

 

kaleidoscope flower cane

ugly mix of colours, but I quite like the pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “78”

78 days to go until the polymer clay cruise – and here is the latest necklace in my “100 Days” challenge

purple polymer clay flower cane necklace

To me this looks more like a giant earring or hair ornament than a necklace, but on the other hand it was inspired by some of the ancient necklaces that I found in the ‘World of Necklaces’ book that I borrowed from the library the other day:

necklace book

100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “83”

83 days to go until the polymer clay cruise…

I have been doing real experiments today by using some (Lisa Pavelka) ‘inkjet waterslide transfers‘. My printer is not great quality but at least I got an idea of how the transfers work. I printed out some photos of real flowers, and I also thought it would be funny to print out a photo of some polymer clay leaves so that I could make ‘fake’ polymer clay canes. Ooops though – I accidentally spilled water all over the transfers before I was ready to use them, so it became a race against time to apply them to my pieces of white clay. Because I was working so quickly I ended up with lots of bubbles underneath the images, but at least I got them to stick to the clay:

polymer clay waterslide necklace

I made a sort of tiny ‘frame’ for the flower by putting layers of leaves around it:

polymer clay waterslide necklace

100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “84”

84 days to go until the polymer clay cruise…

Although it looks like I might be ‘playing it safe’ again with today’s necklace design, the difference is that the beads are at least twice the size of my normal beads, so I have actually been working outside my comfort zone:

polymer clay flower and leaf necklace(Click into the picture below for a closer view):

polymer clay flower and leaf necklace

100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “85”

85 days to go until the polymer clay cruise…

I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with new techniques recently, but today I felt like going back to a tried-and-tested flower design, alternating the polymer clay beads with the blue glass ones:

blue polymer clay flower cane necklace

…and here is a closer view (for an even closer view click into the photo):

blue polymer clay flower cane necklace