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« on: June 23, 2007 08:53:08 AM »

I remember way back when I was in my teens I used to mess around with fimo. I still have one of the broaches that I made my mum.
For my birthday I asked for some fimo and my OH kindly purchased some for me.
Firstly I made myself some earrings. I paid homage to fellow craftster and made some doughnut and pop tart earrings and for fun some sheep ones too.



This weekend I have my OH's and my Mum's birthday. So for him I made an

altered Altoid tin using the logo from a favourite cartoon of his.



Inside I've put a hand made Star Trek necklace.





For my Mum I made a Koi Carp necklace and earring set.


What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2007 08:59:40 AM »

Those are great! I LOVE thee sheep earrings and the koi carp!
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2007 10:59:31 AM »

Oh those sheep earrings make me laugh! They're so cute! And those koi carp are just AMAZING
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007 11:06:24 AM »

Beatiful koi!  What a great gift.

Did you make all the lines on the pendant koi from rope onlays, or did you do some kind of insertion or "cell" thing? 
And is there a bottom layer of the same color that's showing around the edge of the koi or is that an onlaid rope, etc.?


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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2007 11:49:12 AM »

The Koi pendant was made using a rectangle of white fimo. I then made a mix of fimo using red, orange and black. I pressed it flat and cut out the Koi shape. Using a needle I then scored out the area that I wanted to put the white fimo in so that it looked much like a stencil. I used fine rolls of white fimo and pushed this into the scored areas and also outlined the fish.
Finally I used the needle and scored the background.
Does that make sense?
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007 12:38:39 PM »

I like it all but the koi set for your mother is my favorite! what a great job!
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2007 05:02:16 PM »

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Using a needle I then scored out the area that I wanted to put the white fimo in so that it looked much like a stencil. I used fine rolls of white fimo and pushed this into the scored areas and also outlined the fish. ...Does that make sense?

Yeah! . . .so I guess all the frame lines were onlaid ropes of clay, with the ones actually on the fish laid into depressions you created before filling with clay, right? 

If you didn't do the "carved" depressions when the clay was baked, you might want to try that sometime... it can be really fun.   Then backfill the depressions with softened clay or with paint, etc.... that will give you a harder surface to push against when backfilling so you can control the size and shape of the lines more easily.

You may not have any idea what I'm talking about Huh  Roll Eyes, so if you're interested, check out some of the photos and lessons on this page which can give you a better idea... there are also other ways of creating depressed lines on the page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/carving.htm
(...look mostly in the categories called Baked Clay and Raw Clay ("direct carving") and Backfilling...)


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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2007 05:48:31 PM »

Sounds great. Had a look at some examples and I think I may have to investin some lino carving tools. Grin
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