I really couldn't be happier with how he turned out! He's not entirely finished here, missing his sealer but I have to show him off =) I'm really in awe of what I'm able to do when I put my mind to it, I keep looking at him, it's hard to believe I made him.
And I made some beads! I never really thought I would make beads lol Thought I'd leave that to the pro bead makers, they know what they're doing, they really do! But I have a request for earrings to match 2 pendants and I thought beads would be best. I know I'll try other methods to make earrings, too, but now I believe I will also start making loose beads, too =) They came out pretty cool.
I absolutely love my mica powders! It's amazing what you can do, I LOVE the old rustic look of these pieces. All are made from black polymer clay and use a single real watch gear. Coloring comes from mica powders, rub'n buff metallic wax, and antiquing with black paint.
Check out my Santas! These were by far my most time consuming projects yet, they were very challenging but in a good way The right one is paired with a stick pin I made to go with my pieces. You pin it to your shirt or jacket, but use 2 pinches of fabric and hang the piece on the pin between the two pinches of fabric. I hope that makes sense, I have a pic of it and forgot to upload it.
I really had no idea the crows would be popular but so far they are, here are 2 that I made and sold last week, they came out pretty cool I think. It's the first time I used any larger watch parts and it really worked on the one. Anyone looking for a good mix of watch parts and like a mix of large and small....firemountain gems has it. I ordered their mix and got a lot of larger parts. Not so many small gears though, I had to find those elsewhere.
I always think the first time I make something, that one is the best, no matter how hard I try to duplicate or make it better, that first one was best. But the hummingbird I did a few weeks was really just fallout from a failed crow, so I pretty much knew I was going to be making a better hummingbird and I think I was right! And besides, anytime I can add purple to something, it's better by default isn't it? So this is the new steampunk hummingbird, I really am so pleased with how it turned out.