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Sugar Skull Necklace

Another experiment with laser-cut, laser-etched jewellery. Based on a Day of the Dead “sugar skull”…

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Sugar Skull Necklace

Mermaid Bling Necklace

Today’s laser-cutting experiment was with “mermaid bling”…

mermaid bling necklace

Mermaid bling necklace

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Mermaid bling with fishtank background

Further Laser Cutting Adventures

August 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Wow. The last time that I wrote about my laser-cutting adventures (eight months ago), I had just come up with a filigree butterfly design and was pleased with the way it turned out.

Since then I’ve been really busy, and have been doing some work for Maria Allen, who makes really clever use of the way that the laser can personalise gifts to make them unique.

Recently though I’ve had chance to experiment with my butterflies again, and have now extended the range. For example, here is a set of wooden butterfly pendants:

ImageThey are chunkier and more hard-wearing than the filigree version, but still have the design on both sides.

But for people who prefer the filigree version, I still make that one!:

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But my current favourites are the little phone charms (with a hole in the top corner of one wing). The smaller one is 1cm wide, and the larger one is 1.5cm wide:

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I think I might try to make some card-toppers one day, using the same design…

Polymer clay cruise 2011

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Wow – I have just had the best holiday of my life.

First of all I went to Las Vegas with my mum for six days:

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mum in Vegas

Red Rock Canyon - nr Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon - nr Las Vegas

MGM lion in Las Vegas

MGM lion in Las Vegas

Then I went on a cruise from Los Angeles to Ensenada (Mexico) and back to L.A. – which was the main reason for the holiday because it was full of polymer clay workshops and was hosted by Lisa Pavelka. It was incredibly inspiring – not just from the artistic point of view, but also from the other people on the cruise.

Lisa showed us how to create ‘mokume gane’ patterns using texture stamps:

Cool tool

Cool tool

We received TONS of goodies, including polymer clay, tools, stamps, jewellery findings, books, magazines, a DVD, plus storage boxes and bags:

treasure trove of goodies

treasure trove of goodies

And then I had the opportunity to attend a jewellery-making class with Lisa, at the Brea Bead Works shop in Los Angeles. I made a crystal column necklace, using Swarovski beads:

crystal column necklace

crystal column necklace

 

It really was one of the best holidays of my life. Would love to go on another of the “Art Across the Oceans” cruises, but need to save up for another five years first. In the meantime, giant thanks to everyone on the cruise, including:

Lisa Pavelka, Lisa Lambright (at JHB), Karen Lewis (yes, the KLEW), Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg (wow),  Judi Weers (a.k.a. ‘Dr MetalClay’), Jackie Truty (president of Art Clay World USA), Penny Vingoe at Clayaround (my fave UK polymer clay provider), plus all of the other contributors, donors and students).

 

Brill.

100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “18”

August 24, 2011 Leave a comment

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

 

Eeeek! I’ve been away on holiday and although I made a necklace a day, I didn’t have access to a camera and email facilities. So I now need to take loads of photos and update all of the missing days….

100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “19”

August 23, 2011 Leave a comment

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

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…

100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “20”

August 22, 2011 Leave a comment

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

Yay – I made a new pendant! Red and yellow flower. Very bright – I don’t think I’d have the guts to wear it though!