Monday, 10 October 2011


I knew having read craft blogs for quite some time before taking the plunge myself that people in the craft community seemed to be really friendly and supportive. Well I have found out that is truly the case.
Thank you so much to the lovely people who have been in touch and commented on my blog. Some I was aware of, others not and it is lovely to hear from you all.  
Thank you to Cara Jane, looking at the wonderful things she has made with polymer clay as in the picture below makes me realise I have a long long way to go.

                                                                  Made by   Cara Jane

Her pieces are marvellous.  The trouble is, I kind of expect that I should be able to do things straight away - and I cann't. I am realising this is going to be a long process of practice and trying to achieve better results.

Like Cara Jane I too had a top I wanted to make some jewellery to go with. Bringing some clay home from my workshop with  Karol, (someone else who is a master of Polymer clay jewellery ). I tried to make a flower cane in order to make a bracelet.

 Ooops not quite as easy as I thought. I don't know what quite happened with the flowers so I mixed them with some bullseye canes which went a bit squishy as well.
 However I was quite pleased with the overall result, it looks okay from a distance and I have worn it.

Well I intend to enjoy, what I can see turning into a polymer clay addiction, and already have enjoyed meeting some lovely new people.

Thanks all.   Lorraine xx


  1. Me gustan tus trabajos, te sigo desde ahora mismo. Besos desde Barcelona (España)

  2. Well I think you're very good at this clay lark, mine would look like it had been made in the dark! Thanks for popping over to say hi, I've been of the radar for too long, but it's nice to catch up on lovely blogs like yours. Claire xx

  3. Lorraine you got the colours spot on and that's not easy! I understnad the frustration with canes that don't come out how you wanted but you have made a pretty bracelet that matches your top, I am sure you will enjoy wearing it and will get many lovely comments from people.

    Thanks so much for the mention of my blog. A couple of years ago I was at the squished flower cane stage but have put in quite a lot of time and it has paid off! i have been lucky enough to go to workshops with some of the best polymer clay artists and that helps a lot too.

    If you enjoy cane work I would highly recommend Kato clay, it's much firmer and as long as you pack it well your flowers will stay much as they started. It's what I use most of the time, although I do still use a bit of Fimo now and then.

    There are loads of free polymer clay tutorials on the internet, I've got some links on my blog. Have fun playing! i look forward to watching your journey with polymer clay. We all have our own ways of doing things and we can all learn so much from each other. There is no right or wrong with polymer clay. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Enjoy yourself!

  4. WOW, those beads are gorgous. I'm really enjoying seeing your creations. It looks like a great addiction to have! Have fun.
    Anne xx

  5. That bracelet looks wonderful - you have captured the colours perfectly! Looking forward to seeing lots more of your creations! Pippa

  6. Hi there, thanks for stopping by.
    I love your beads, they look so edible LOL!!