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« on: July 31, 2008 06:19:22 AM »

My wife Lily and I just started getting into polymer clay and right away she is doing some incredible things!! Take a look at just her third project:




Honestly, I think that is beautiful. Way to go, Lily-Rose!!!

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008 06:29:04 AM »

THAT is her third project??!! That is absolutly stunning! I am so jealous, she has a pure tallent there. It seems she's picked up polymer clay so easlily! Beautiful piece <3

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008 07:19:00 AM »

Wow, that is really gorgeous.  Lily is very talented, and is lucky to have a husband who will toot her horn! Smiley  How big is it?
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008 07:55:37 AM »

The colors are really vivid.  This looks absolutely gorgeous.
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008 08:14:17 AM »

Beautiful work, and very well executed ...I think both you and your wife could have a long interesting fling with polymer clay if you can tear yourself away from the glasswork long enough!  (And Firenze...ahhh). 
Interesting to hear from your site that there are few "bead stores" in Italy and so close to Murano too...hope your shop/classes do really well --can't see any reason why they wouldn't.  
I think you'll find with polymer clay btw that there isn't nearly the same atmosphere of many traditional arts where the secrecy and hoarding of techniques is common.  Polymer clay came of age really only in the 90's so the feeling of being pioneers way out in the Wild West and having clayers coming up with new techniques and ideas virtually every day (then sharing them with gusto) was the norm instead, and still is for the most part.

A few questions about the piece:
...which type of transfer method did your wife use (or was it decoupage?)
...are the white frames clay too? (can't see well enough to tell)
...what type of metallic pigment was she using? (and do you guys have Pearl Ex there?)
...what colorant was used for the fleur de lis? (leaf, real-metal powders, paint, etc.?-- it seems a fairly "hard" gold, not so much a pearly one)
...what did she use as a form while baking to dome the bottom part?
...will this be a wall piece, etc?... or is it small enough to function as a large pin, or embellishment, etc?

And what sorts of things are you doing?


Hope to see lots more!

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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008 09:26:23 AM »

WOWZERS!!  that's really pretty!!  I love it!  and such a sweet husband for posting it and showing the wifie off!   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008 09:33:45 AM »


And what sorts of things are you doing?

Diane B.

Thanks everyone! I'll pass this thread on to Lily and let her respond to your comments / questions. As for what sorts of things am I doing in the exciting field of Polymer clay? Well, I've organized a nice polymer clay work area within the glass studio... and I carried some heavy things for Lily... and... Oh, oh and I put together the pasta maker!!  Grin
Seriously, I've made a couple of small things but mostly I'm enjoying watching Lily do her thing - As you can see from her work, she is made for this kind of thing!
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Stunning! I love all the different textured areas.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008 12:33:09 PM »

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Oh, oh and I put together the pasta maker!! 

Hey, no small feat... that definitely counts Grin
 
(Were you putting together a new one, or had you taken an old one apart to clean?
Btw, if you can find an old pasta machine around, grab it!... even more than one (it can be good to have one just for light colors and translucents, or just to have in stock for later). The older ones made in Italy were by far the best for polymer clay!!  The ones now coming from Italy aren't as good, and the ones made in the Far East have their problems too.

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I've made a couple of small things but mostly I'm enjoying watching Lily do her thing - As you can see from her work, she is made for this kind of thing!


Shoot, after seeing your beads (at your website), I'd say you should be great at it too!


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