Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Happy Accident

I am worried I haven't been posting as much as I would like. But I have been following everyone seeing all the wonderful things you have been making. I haven't made as much as I would have liked but have managed a few things.

This came about by accident I had some leftover clay and rolled it then twisted it and loved the variation from dark to light and for some reason decided to roll it like a fossil. I really liked it so made it into a necklace. The trouble is I don't think I would be able to achieve it again it was a bit of a fluke.

I saw a link to a wonderful tutorial on Pips blog and though I had made a kaleidoscope cane on my brilliant course last year I hadn't tried to make one again so had kind of forgotten some of the steps. Following Pips steps I managed this it may not be perfect but I was really pleased with it.

As mentioned before my menace is obsessed ( and I mean obsessed with lego) so inspired by him I have made this Lego bracelet.

An as my lovely girl got me started in clay with wanting an Allsorts bracelet (since which I have made many) I also made these.

I think next I am going to try to make a better flower cane. Watch this space. Hope you all have a lovely week.

Saturday, 14 January 2012


Well we are into  2012. I  decided not to make many resolutions as I never really keep them.

However one I have made and will really try to keep, is to focus more on working with Polymer Clay. I had been flitting between different crafty things leading up to Christmas and though enjoyable I wasn't really practising any of the few and admittedly basic clay skills  I so far possess. Over Christmas I did some more clay work and really enjoyed it. So I am really going to do more and hopefully I will start to improve. I have particularly found  Cara's blog very inspiring she does such lovely things.

 This is a bracelet I have made to give to a friend who will soon be moving away.  I think its okay but when I put the cane slices on the bead I find that the pattern slightly distorts when I re-roll the bead to get it back in shape. Not sure how to get round that one?

I co-hosted a Vintage Tea party for my friends leaving bash. It was lovely to get out and use all my vintage china that isn't often seen,  However really annoyingly I forgot to take any pictures, aaaghhh. She did love the bracelet I gave her which I was really pleased about.

I have decided to go back to basics and practice things so I am off to try a skinner blend.

Back soon I hope. xz