Friday, 9 August 2013

Nice idea if you don't have a strap for an old watch. I am quite pleased with the result!

I thought I would be more experienced by now with clay, but I forgot the beads in the oven! And I know they are not really round! But never mind... we learn with our mistakes. So, there here is, my first bracelet!

Friday, 2 August 2013

Here I am back again after a long time. I want to share some of my polymer clay creations and clone ones. I guess that when we are learning we need some inspiration and when we achieve something quite close to people you admire it feels good.

First one I want to share is really my style, the colours I love and that I've picked up ideas here and there. That's what it turned out.

Next one is a clone (I wish heheh) from the artist Eva Thissen that I came across at Etsy. I always have to check her new creations and hope I can afford one of those one day. You can check her work and buy them here.
When I finished this one my husband said that it was beautiful. It meant a lot to me. I thought I was finally learning more about how to work with clay. The fact is that the fittings are important too and makes the jewellery more beautiful.
This heart and earrings are not really a copy. I've seen many different styles, colours and techniques. Nobody taught me and I am sure that must be easier ways to make it. I made some for my friends and it is definitely the one I like the most.

And finally my attempt to become an artist an to show how difficult it is to learn alone. I came across this beautiful pair of earrings at Pinterest which I am not sure who made them. I think her name Irene but I am not sure. I thought I could give it a try, but my clay turned darker during the baking process and, of course, you have to have the same materials to make it properly. But it was worth the try.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Hearts! Hearts! Hearts!

I really didn't think I would go mad about polymer clay!

The story is that I saw some gift tags and Christmas decorations made with clay and I decided to give it a try, now I just can't stop! There are so many ideas that when I go to bed I keep thinking about possible designs and the stuff to put it together. So far I've been using what I have at home. I know it takes time to master it, but I am loving learning how to do it. And learning basically by myself...

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Another pendant!

Yes, I think I am going mad for playing with clay! Last night I tried to dye some clay and the result was horrible... and messy of course.

First the orange was too bright and then when I tried to make it darker it became almost black. I think I have a lot to learn!

I saw this tutorial in youtube and I really loved. I think it is very helpful for beginners like me. another thing is about the finishing touches, like the colour of the cord and also the wooden beads. I am loving this!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Blue heart pendant

This blue heart pendant was made with polymer clay. I am impressed to see that my new camera catches all the handmade imperfections! Now I can see that the white paint didn't get in all the word 'LOVE'. Well it's a very romantic style if I am not wrong. I also think that with a blue wax cord it will make it look better.

Another trial, another lesson...

Friday, 4 January 2013

Playing with clay

I always wanted to learn how to work with clay. Nowadays internet is the best teacher! You can just google  the word clay and there they are. So many ideas that we don't know where to start.

I started with modelling clay for kids and some roses that I learned when I was about 12 years old. It's not perfect, I know, it needs some experience and I tried not to mark it with my nails, which are very
long at the moment.


many imperfections, I know, but for the first one it's fine...

Then I tried a butterfly. Since I don't have special tools for it, I used toothpick and my smallest crochet hook.

I could leave it they way it was, but I decided to try acrylic paint this time and that's how it looks like. Now I just need to crochet the chain and hope it goes into the small loops I made. It looks like wood and I loved the finishing.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

When I lived in Brazil, I bought a necklace made with beads because it called my attention. It was so beautiful and colourful that I couldn't resist.

Some months after I realised that it as made with crochet! So, I bought metallic thread and beads in random colours and made many necklaces. That time I gave some to my friends and others that didn't look so nice went to the bin!

So, just before Christmas my mother-in-law said "Do you know what I liked? That necklace you were wearing the other day". I couldn't resist... had to make them again! So, here they are...

It is incrediable how they look like gold chain. Next time I will see if I can find the metallic thread in silver. You can wear it as bracelet or necklace.

Felt flower brooch II

This brooch was made after Christmas and it was also made twice because I know my mother-in-law likes this type of stuff.
There are many tutorials online, so it was pretty easy to make it. I've got ideas here and there so I think it looks pretty good. I hope to learn a bit more of this craft and improve it.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Felt Flower Brooch


Here I am again blogging... not that I haven't crafted much, but, you know, sometimes we just don't feel like it.

I have many projects going on and in my mind too. I made this felt brooch for me, but as I know my mother-in-law, she will ask for one too. So I better wrap it and give it to her next week.

It is very easy to make. I just googled flower brooch template and the rest I figured out. Nice to use some creativity for a change.

If you are still reading my blog, thanks and see you soon!