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21  Yet another wedding cake for friend in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by rachelbunny on: August 10, 2010 07:45:32 AM
Another friend got married last month and I made a mini of her cake. This one was tough. It's about 1 3/4 inches tall. I tried a new technique to make the tiers more even and flat. I rolled filler clay through my pasta machine at the 9 level, then layered them until it was the right height(4 layers= 1/2 inch) Then I rolled in the white clay and traced the circle part on top then a long strip to wrap around the sides. It worked really well and I'm happy with how even and clean the tiers look. Then I added the swirls, the dots, the M L B emblem, and the "icing" at the base.
The flowers were so intricate and detailed with the colors I just chose base shades of clay then painted them afterwards with acrylic paint.



Link to see it more closeup
http://i36.tinypic.com/22ydm0.jpg


Before the flowers. The swirls took fooorever. Swirls are my least favorite thing to do. But I'm very pleased at the symmetry and even-ness of the tiers.


quarter for scale

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22  Mochi ice cream balls magnet in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by rachelbunny on: August 02, 2010 05:34:52 PM
While visiting my cousin in Honolulu she took me to Bubbies and we had these ice cream balls. They're just ice cream wrapped in a rice paste. They were awesome and looked so cute on the display so I'm gonna send her this magnet I made.



The real thing:


In retrospeck I should have placed them closely together but I think I nailed the colors. I scraped a white colored pencil with an x-acto knife over the balls to give them that powdery look.
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23  Bag of marijuana, pipe, and lighter magnet in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by rachelbunny on: July 30, 2010 07:19:23 PM
 
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The "weed" is just oregano and I put it in a plastic bag and crimped the edges. It looks cute in person but the glare is bad in the picture. I used translucent and colored clay and swirled it to make the little pipe, and did the same with the lighter. The piece of wood I got at Michael's and stained it myself Cool
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24  Nausicań of the Valley of the Wind creature magnets. in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by rachelbunny on: July 26, 2010 06:46:16 PM
While staying with my cousin on vacation he and his roomates watched this movie. I'm not an anime fan. Anyways I wanted to make them some thank you gifts for letting me stay with them. I figured making the "ohmu" bug things would be a neat gift. I did some research and apparently when they're mad they have red eyes and when they're calm they have blue eyes. I made some impressions for the magnets to be glued in. Took me awhile to perfect the shade. In some pics they look all black, then bright dirty green, then a brown green. I mixed black, the "Peapod" shade in Studio Sculpey, and silver. I shaped the black blobs then layed strips of clay over to give it that ridge effect, then made the eyes with translucent clay mixed with color and after baking I painted them with glaze so they'd be shiny.

http://www.genjipress.com/img/dvd/2005/B0001XAPZ6-012.jpg
http://www.geocities.jp/colorcraftdesigns/ohmu3_01.jpg
http://www.playsintraffic.com/images/ohmu.jpg


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25  Elephant pendant for a friend in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by rachelbunny on: June 14, 2010 09:35:03 PM
My friend's birthday is coming up and she specifically asked for an elephant face. I'm no good with animals usually but I studied a picture really hard as I made it. I quite like how it turned out. The eyes are tiny clear crystals I bought at a miniature show.

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26  Maryland pendant with stone set over my birthplace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by rachelbunny on: May 22, 2010 07:21:06 PM


So I have been looking for pendant like this for 5-6 years. In stores and online and in local Maryland giftshops. Nothing. So when I took my metalsmithing class I had this in mind for my 2nd project. I cut the silver, layed on a paper cutout of Maryland, cut it with a jewelers saw, made and soldered on the jump rings, set the cubic zirconia over the Annapolis area(where I was born. I was born in April and my birthstone is a diamond but a CZ is more reasonable Cheesy), and buffed it, then found a silver chain at Michaels. Having a necklace like this was so important to me since I plan on moving far away soon.

In stages of progress




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27  Barbie cameo necklace for a friend in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by rachelbunny on: May 10, 2010 06:56:24 PM


So my friend/co-worker knew of my clay abilities and she asked me to make something. Apparently she saw this Tarina Tarantino necklace at a store awhile back but wasn't gonna pay the crazy price for it.


She just wanted the basic Barbie silhouette on the heart with rhinestones. I sketched a picture and she approved.


Her name is Victoria btw Tongue I thought putting her name in the fashion of "Barbie" was a good idea. I mixed hot pink polymer clay with white and some silver shimmery clay. I shaped the heart, cut a black circle and pale purple one, printed out a barbie pic, cut it out and layed it over some white clay, then stuck it on. I made indents on the purple clay with 2.5 mm Swarovski crystals so I knew where to place them after baking.

Then I found some velvet ribbon at the craft store and used ribbon clamps. I love how it turned out and I think she'll love it as well.


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28  Sterling silver and amethyst ring in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by rachelbunny on: May 02, 2010 04:04:31 PM


I recently started a metalworking class. This is my first completed project. I did everything; cut the silver, used a torch on it, hammered it around a mandrel to make it round, ran it through a texturizer, domed it, soldered the inner lining, set the amethyst, and buffed it. I'm also a size 3 on my ring finger so it's nice to have something that actually fits it. Grin

These 3 are pics of the ring in progress







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29  Tiny box of marshmallow bunny peeps in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by rachelbunny on: April 23, 2010 07:05:54 PM
I still need to print out a tiny Peeps logo to glue on the flap. Then I'll wrap some plastic to make it more realistic. Does anyone know how and what program to shrink down pics?
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30  Tiny box of French macaroons magnet in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by rachelbunny on: March 21, 2010 08:13:56 PM
Made this for my aunt. She bought the family these horrible macaroons from a pastry shop in California. No one liked them but she was so excited to serve them. My mom thought it would be cute for me to make her magnet.



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