I strung some of these on dental floss. I'm not sure how I want to permanently string them yet. I sort of like the red beads in between. These were inspired by the colors and look of Italian pottery that I found on Pinterest. Also, trying out my DH's new camera. Totally clueless...put it on auto and edited on Pixlr. I really like the camera though. Just too many bells and whistles. I need to learn to use the macro setting.
April 14, 2014
May 4, 2012
March 28, 2012
February 9, 2012
February 8, 2012
P.S....the sun just came out, so I took another picture (the one on top). What a difference a little light makes. You can really see the colors better.
February 6, 2012
Pinterest. The pin was about a tip from 2 Good Claymates' blog. Carolyn Good posted about how she uses dryer sheets to clean up her pasta machine blades. This sounded like a good idea to me, so I started saving my old (Kirkland brand) dryer sheets. Wow! I now use these recycled sheets for all kinds of clay clean up! I am swiping them over my pasta machine rollers. I clean up the crumbs off of my work surface. I wipe my cutting blade. I use them to clean up my glass rolling pin. I'm sure I'll find more things to wipe with them as time goes on. It's amazing how they pick up debris and make the surface sparkle! Plus I feel good about being able to reuse these sheets! Hope you find this tip as useful as I do! Thank you Carolyn!
January 19, 2012
What I learned this week:
- 1. I'm happy that I joined this group. It has (so far) kept me motivated to make new things out of polymer clay.
- 2. I learned that I agonize over every step in putting the earrings together! (Oh to be Lorelei Eurto, and to be able to make so many beautiful pieces of jewelry in one session AFTER WORKING all day!)
- 3. I am putting some of the ideas that swirl around in my head into something that I actually make!
- 4. I can't take pictures worth BEANS. It took a boat load of taking photos in different areas of my house to finally get one that I wanted to use. I still had to doctor it up in Photoshop!
P.S. My ears really bother me when I wear brass ear wires. I really like the look of the brass wires or wires that have had a patina added. Does anyone have any suggestions about types of wire to use? Am I the only one with this problem? I know I could use sterling silver, but I'm not crazy about the look of silver.