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91  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

92  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

93  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

94  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*

     Re: Mermaid beaded art doll craftalong
Reply #61 on: March 20, 2006 11:16:49 AM  


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:
(...click on "Scanning and Scanners"...)

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:
(whole page, but especially "(stiff) polymer clay molds"....)

And this page covers face molds in particular (also "distortion," etc.):
(...click on "Molds"...)

P.S. ...these deal more specifically with "stamps" and "texture sheets", if anyone's interested:
(esp. "Making Your Own Texture Sheets"...)

Have fun!

Diane B.
--- polymer clay "encyclopedia"
Last Edit: March 20, 2006 11:20:40 AM by Diane B.  Report to moderator   THIS ROCKS    Logged  


Diane B.

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


95  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


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.
96  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:


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...:

97  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
98  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Big fast crocthed shawl in lilacs and blueies with acceoaries. NEW! Hatflower! on: January 17, 2006 02:22:22 AM
I was shilly and unpatiant, and I wanted to make a shawl instant! - like now yesterday, if ya got my drift. Tongue Cheesy Wink

Well, I allready had this blue/purpelblended yarn, just waited to get used, so there was nothing to hesitate of. I started with a large airy fischnet triangel.
 But there was something missing, Sad so i had to add anything to spice it up with. A leafy big lace was born and a tiny ruffle. It turned out pretty satisfaction, I belive... Grin

Detail.... Smiley


There was leftovers of the yarn, so I crohtet an elastic hair-something, with mini fake dreads. Here its shown by my sweet daughter. Kiss

And there were even more yarn leftovers. Weeee!
Enough for a flower, wich I streweed a rain of black irishing sparkling crystalshaped beads!

A flower to hold my hair...

...or to hold the shawl in place, when it is just simple draped over my shoulders! Grin

And the very last of the yarn become a flowerbrosch with jingles, a lilac button and a tiny bow, for my fav winterhat... Cheesy
99  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / The rainbow shawl for my 8yearold doughter -and matching hippo-flower! on: January 17, 2006 01:08:57 AM
My presious lilgal found this marvelous yarn: its contains a lot of colours, it is so unbeliveble soft, it is cheap and it is macinwasheble as well as drytumbleish... Shocked Grin Kiss

We just had to buy it, hadnt we?  Wink
Well, she asked me to croch her a shawl, with a big matching flowerpin, to go with it. Heres the result:

The buttonbox dwelled this little love.. Kiss A hippo, wich must have been made just for the only purpose to live in a very colorful yarnflower! Wink

Thanks to the flower, the shawl can go poncho, as well as be worned wrapped around the neck.

100  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / For my friends... on: November 26, 2005 12:38:23 PM

A friend of my has the astrosign of the scorpio.. So I found it suitebly to bead her a tiny creeeepy scorpio fo her neck. Mohahahahahaha. Threw with a pair of matching, but much more nicer earings.

An ohter frend og my has those marvelous turquise eyes... I made her a maching bright choker for her birthday, this year.

Some pieces for yeat another friend. She was not having any birthday or other occation, but I just felt for made something for some-one. She was happy for the bracelet and those two pairs of earings... Grin
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