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291  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Couture Earrings from Up-Cycled Rubber Seed Bead Packaging: With HOW-TO! on: October 04, 2012 03:25:55 AM
I am known for saving EVERYTHING--so when I first began making jewelry, I saved the black rubber loop-top "lids" and stoppers that came on sleeves of glass seed beads (see last photo if you are unsure what kind of packaging I mean). Then, last night, the craft muse struck, and I made several pairs of new earrings using this repurposed plastic, plus my own original polymer clay beads:







Here's HOW-TO:
-Next time you buy seed beads in the long cylindrical package, pop of the rubber top and bottom stoppers and reserve.
-Experiment with cutting into squares, strips, circles, or using the top mostly INTACT (as I did in first photo).
-Use Exacto knife or scissors. Scissors work once u break the pieces down, but exacto helps to take apart the oddly shaped "lid".
-Pierce through and run an eye pin through the stuff--EXPERIMENT!

Happy Crafting!
292  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Polymer Clay Mermaid Mask: Light, Wearable, Vegan on: September 27, 2012 03:07:33 PM
You're doing more and more lovely work these days!

(This is Tam BTW)

I just finished sculpting a mold for a tentacle mask - when I put the paper mache on it I will post stuff on the blog: TresMagas.blogspot. com


I miss u, Tam!!! and thanks for the compliment--i am chuggin along, crafting, trying to share my crafts with the world (u know how it goes!). gonna go check your blog NOW! i'd love to see ur masks!!! do u still sell on etsy?
293  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Halloween: Cute Skull Stud Earrings: Polymer Clay on: September 26, 2012 11:59:46 AM
Love these!!! What kind of metal are the posts made from?  I ask cuz I can't wear anything in my ears except gold and silver, no plating.  Surgical steel even causes a reaction.

sounds like that must be hard getting safe earrings to wear!  Embarrassed i made these out of regular craft-store-bought posts, so they are steel or some other neutral metal, probably not for sensitive ears. however, in that case, I would just make the same design using high-grade posts for the sensitive ears! the design is simple, and can work using any kind of posts or hardware needed Smiley
294  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Rockabilly Candy-Colored Skull Necklace: Polymer Clay on: September 26, 2012 11:56:58 AM
thanks for looking and for the feedback--i am making these in all different colors, but i love these colors best too Smiley
295  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rainbow Light-Up Jellyfish! on: September 25, 2012 03:31:45 PM
wow! super-inventive!!! you should market these to people who go to Burning Man (an arts festival in the desert)--lots of blinky stuff is popular out there
296  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: I can post pics now!!!! on: September 25, 2012 03:29:07 PM
your work is beautiful!!! do u work with mostly iridescent clays, or so you add that iridescence through use of powders/paints/finishes? great items!!!
297  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Polymer Clay Mermaid Mask: Light, Wearable, Vegan on: September 25, 2012 02:12:43 PM
Ah, sneaky sneaky! lol did you spray it with something after to make the powder stay on?

actually, when u apply the powder BEFORE baking, it makes a permanent bond (however, still need to avoid swimming with the mask on, on wearing during sports---not that one would do either wearing the mask, but still).

when u apply powders or acrylic paints BEFORE baking, makes a more permanent bond, and needs no sealing. however, when applied after curing, must be sealed with a product
298  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Rockabilly Candy-Colored Skull Necklace: Polymer Clay on: September 25, 2012 02:10:39 PM
Created this necklace as a Halloween/birthday gift for my niece--she loves Monster High and other spooky stuff--colorful and funky skulls and stuff.

Made the polymer clay skulls out of Sculpey Pistachio clay, and make the other wrap beads and focal beads with more colors of Sculpey, glass seed bead spacers, and button-loop closure!

I am so happy with it, I am making MORE! Kind of rockabilly inspired!



Everything is cuter with a baby pumpkin:


Thanks for looking! Smiley
299  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Halloween: Cute Skull Stud Earrings: Polymer Clay on: September 25, 2012 01:32:05 PM
I am having so much fun making these as Halloween gifts for people. I make them out of polymer clay, forming a small ball of clay around a stud base, flattening, and then texturing to make these cute skulls.

Easy to make, and light to wear. Happy Halloween everyone!!! Smiley









Thanks for looking!!! Smiley
300  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Littles Creatures, Shawl Pins and More ^_^ on: September 24, 2012 07:27:26 PM
that "leaf shawl pin" is my favorite--so realistic and yet still stylized. great work--love the personality u bring to all yer little guys Smiley
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