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91  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Polybeads an Some items made of them... on: June 22, 2006 11:09:03 PM

I made some tinies from black, white and pink scraps...

My first creations from them become a bobbypin whith some weird deathflowertheme. Cheesy


...an very gothy victorain earrings!

The errings fits best in the light from black candles  Wink But I post a pic from the broad daylight, just too show off all detals. Tongue Roll Eyes Cheesy Wink

92  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Green trolls and weird warmers. on: May 25, 2006 11:47:42 AM

Bagcharm...

"charming" tiny make-up-mirror to put in the bag.

Mirrors backside.

Glovettes and a neckwamer.


Matching scrunchies! Cheesy
93  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Birds! (kitshwarning!!!!!) on: May 25, 2006 11:33:05 AM
Yea, i suppose this spring made me feel birdie. ...or something. Tongue Cheesy
Anyway, here we go:

Chickien earrings made of mini-glass-beads and green wire.

Doublebrooch with a marblepicture-stone, links,and beaded balls. A couple of matcing earrings.

Just of no reason, but fun. Sparkling, very, very, very, very pink flamingo made of tiny glassbeads. Cheesy
94  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Soft colours, glassflowers and tiny jingles! on: April 09, 2006 11:54:13 AM
What more can I say? The headline tells the hole story... Wink Cheesy







95  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Wooly flowers and beaded balls. on: April 09, 2006 11:47:48 AM
Inspired by myself, I followed this line  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87131.0 and made some jewellerys in the very same style and colours.


A long crochet lariat, decoratet with a crothed flower (as on my glovettes, in the link above), silverish beaded balls in two sizes, random single beads and RAW leaves.
A romantic flowerpin and simple but sparkly round earings, and a broad bracelet in RAW with a countingvariance, and differnt sizes of the beads.

Some closeups:

The bracelet on, and decoradet with the pin. Grin


the earrings...

Here is some other items in the same teknique, but in differnt colours. Cheesy

96  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Shilly romantic spring. on: March 28, 2006 05:39:41 AM
Well its cold outside, but according to the calendar and my mind, its spring. Spring means new assecoaries.

So i made myself flowerisch lacey glovettes, decorated with sparkling beads!


Fits lika a glove on a hand... Cheesy Wink

Hihi, I fell in love with those tiny flowers. I think I will made one for making a pin too, someday....

A matching scarf....


...with lacey, but wooly edgings....


...and beaded tiny balls on the fringes.


Hope a like it. Grin


97  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Handmade molds for polyclay! on: March 23, 2006 12:36:50 AM
In the craftalong about beaded mermaidolls, there is a really interesting spin-off. How you made your own molds!!!!! I take my self the liberty to copy, path and make it to its very own post! Just so it will be easier to follow, and not take over the other tread... Hope I not seem to be unpolite, i just wanna be helpful. *s*
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     Re: Mermaid beaded art doll craftalong
Reply #61 on: March 20, 2006 11:16:49 AM  

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SlickMariaVic, have you tried using your scanner instead of a digital camera for taking digital pictures of things like your mermaid?  It works wonderfully well... if you want a bit more info on photographing small things with a scanner, check out this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/photography.htm
(...click on "Scanning and Scanners"...)


MOLDS
Purchased molds are great for polymer clay, but so are molds you make yourself!

For example, it's extremely simple to make a mold from polymer clay (then use with more polymer clay) and it's a very common for clayers to do.  In fact, after a short while everything you see begins to scream "mold me, mold me!"   (I've made hundreds of molds myself   ) ...they're even color-coded which helps when I want to find one).

If you want to make a mold for a face in particular, you can
...make it from an existing face on a doll, action figure, sculpture, animal toy, whatever
...or you can first sculpt a face from clay (or wood or whatever ends up fairly stiff), bake the clay face, then use that to make your actual face mold.  

With faces, it's also fun to "distort" them (after removing from the mold while the clay is still raw)... IOW, add wrinkles, change the shape of the whole face, change the expression of the mouth or open/close it, make a Santa or witch face from it, etc., etc.... the possibilities are endless, and you can completely change the look of the face.  Distorting also allows you to begin with the general placement and proportion of the features, if you're not into sculpting or just to make faces more quickly.  (Pick a face to mold which has the approximate height you'll want for your final face).

Some people also like to use the flexible polymer clays to make their molds, and some will use 2-pt silicone molding materials when they want extreme detail and if the mold has undercuts --but those materials are often more expensive or less available, and plain old polymer clay will do most anything mold-wise.

(Btw, you can also make your own stamps --innies or outies-- from other stamps or from anything at all that can be pressed into raw clay.  Making "texture sheets" is fun too, which is bascially the same thing as a stamp but the impressions cover a larger area of a flat sheet ...some texture sheets can even be put through the pasta machine with raw clay --and a release agent.)

There's loads of lessons, examples, and tips on making molds (from polymer, 2-pt silicone, and a few other materials) on this page at my site:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/molds.htm
(whole page, but especially "(stiff) polymer clay molds"....)

And this page covers face molds in particular (also "distortion," etc.):
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/heads_masks.htm
(...click on "Molds"...)


P.S. ...these deal more specifically with "stamps" and "texture sheets", if anyone's interested:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/texturing.htm
(esp. "Making Your Own Texture Sheets"...)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/stamping.htm


Have fun!

Diane B.
--- polymer clay "encyclopedia"
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
 
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http://www.glassattic.com ...polymer clay encyclopedia
(for e-mail, see home page)


 
 


98  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Lasso heartnecklace and sillies on: March 08, 2006 10:20:24 PM
Ive got inspired of this: http://www.crochetme.com/Feb_Mar_2005/patt_lasso_necklace.html
But I really re-made it and it, sew on tiny shiny beads, some crystallhartybeads, crothed green leaf an red hearts. Roll Eyes  It came out in a kind of apple-heart-love-sweetness-theme... Cheesy


Details:



I mostly wear it as a choker with the dangling parts at the back or I use it too hold back my hair.  Grin
Inspired of this necklace/hairband i made some other silly, but sweet stuff: a hairclip and crothed bow-earrings... Hihi.
99  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Godesses and other handmades.(this post are dedicatet to DaisyTank)UPDATED! on: March 08, 2006 07:07:46 AM
I have created some more polybeads. Those:


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Once upon a time, I sew this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=41013.0;all
And got really inspired!
So I started to make some of my own tiny sculpeygodesses. It become more beads, I had to pick them when ripe, U know... Cheesy


Anyway, some of those beads i made that day, did i use do creatate this set!

Heres a closeup on the details on the neckrope:

And here we got my new earrings, they are not similar. One host a godess and one host a leaf...:

100  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Magnetic beadchain, wolfpendant and cool earings to go with the rest. on: March 03, 2006 11:08:48 AM
Made of glass, magnetit, hematit, a picture marble... im kind of satisfied how the result turned out.  Grin
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