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beadingjunkee
« on: December 30, 2008 03:09:09 PM »

I made these today and really liked them. comments and critiques welcome.



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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008 03:15:55 PM »

I love these! They're too amazing for words.

Did you use a stamp or did you like go in with a tooth pick to create your design?

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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008 03:17:54 PM »

I love these! They're too amazing for words.

Did you use a stamp or did you like go in with a tooth pick to create your design?

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Thanks. Yeah I used stamping to make all of the impressions. They are really fun to make Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008 03:31:16 PM »

Those are gorgeous!!! Great job.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008 03:54:52 PM »

Totally pro-looking Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008 05:00:48 PM »

Those are so pretty. I don't know which I like the best.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008 05:03:05 PM »

Wow. They are breathtaking!
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008 05:10:01 PM »

Wow - beautiful! I love the last two the best!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008 05:34:44 PM »

these are fantastic, they look professional.  my favs are the first one and the one with the bead.  great job.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008 05:38:38 PM »

Really professional looking!  I think my favourite one is the leafy pattern with the cutout, and the bead hanging.
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2008 06:00:01 PM »

gorgous pendents
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2008 06:29:25 PM »

omgosh, these are beautiful!!! you wouldn't wanna post a tute, would you?  Huh
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2008 07:04:13 PM »

Thanks. Yeah I used stamping to make all of the impressions. They are really fun to make Wink

Don't suppose you'd share with us where you got them, especially the first one...? Grin
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2008 07:11:10 PM »

Thanks. Yeah I used stamping to make all of the impressions. They are really fun to make Wink

Don't suppose you'd share with us where you got them, especially the first one...? Grin

You could find similar stamps at any craft store usually near the scrapbooking section.
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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2008 08:33:43 PM »

i love them all. i have no luck with clay i think i work it to much and it gets too soft. great job though.... Grin


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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2008 09:46:25 PM »

Gorgeous!  You're making me jealous of your talent!  Are you taunting me to go get myself some clay?  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2008 10:44:22 PM »

beautiful! i love the first two the most.
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2008 01:28:05 AM »

I particularly love the asian and leaf style ones and the flower is very striking too!

Did you cut them to shape (ie circle or heart) before or after you stamped them?
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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2008 06:28:20 AM »

I especially love the colors of the first one.... I'm guessing that comes from using that pearly powder stuff?
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« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2009 07:53:57 AM »

Your work is always so beautiful and professional looking.  I absolutely love all of them!!  I've never worked with clay before.  Do you use polymer clay?  And if you do, does that need to be fired?

Thanks!
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« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2009 08:51:00 AM »

wow they're fab  Smiley  i especially love the one with the crystal hanging in the middle of it.
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beadingjunkee
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2009 03:25:51 PM »

Your work is always so beautiful and professional looking.  I absolutely love all of them!!  I've never worked with clay before.  Do you use polymer clay?  And if you do, does that need to be fired?

Thanks!
Thanks so much. I do use polymer clay and it's very easy and fun to work with. It's a fairly inexpensive craft to try out so you should definitely give it a go!
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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2009 12:22:53 PM »

Just beautiful, and I love your choice of stamps for the texture!
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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2009 02:12:03 PM »

Wow, these are really great!  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2009 02:13:48 PM »

i love the second one. absolutely stunning. great job!
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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2009 03:48:34 PM »

These are beautiful, What is the pendant made out of???
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beadingjunkee
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2009 06:06:03 PM »

These are beautiful, What is the pendant made out of???
All the pendants are made of clay and strung onto satin cording with silver spring clasps. Thanks for the compliments
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« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2009 06:54:08 PM »

Hey would you consider giving a short tutorial on how you achieved the final outcome including materials you used!!! i would love to give this a shot!!! Thanx
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« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2009 08:07:16 AM »

Hey would you consider giving a short tutorial on how you achieved the final outcome including materials you used!!! i would love to give this a shot!!! Thanx
I will definitely try. A 9mo. old son gives me limited time for a serious sitdown to craft. Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2009 11:50:24 AM »

Beautiful!  I really like those.  Please share more! Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2009 11:36:03 AM »

I can't imagine having done a tutorial (or much of anything) while my son was that small, but then he was also a little time-intensive.  Cheesy


Anyway, until beadingjunkee gets around to a tutorial, there are loads of lessons at my site about stamping on clay, "highlighting" (and/or "antitquing") it with mica powders or other materials, cutting stamped or textured clay into shapes, and making pendants by adding holes and/or connectors for them. 
So for anyone interested (especially horsygirl321, heids, and pinkricepudding), those lessons/etc would be on these particular pages:
Stamping > Basic Techniques
.....and also > Purchased Stamps, Having Your Own Rubberstamps Made, and Making Your Own Stamps
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/stamping.htm
(and also Texturing which is similar http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/texturing.htm )
Powders > Techniques Summary, then scroll down to the info on "Highlighting" and "Antiquing"
....and also > Mica Powders
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/powders_metallicwaxes.htm
Pendants > Loops & Holes
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/pendants_cording.htm


to BrknArrow518, about "firing" polymer clay... polymer clay isn't "fired" at high heat in a kiln like earth clays; it's simply "baked" at a relatively low temperature for a short time in a regular home oven (or some other heating mechanism) to cure --it won't ever "dry" like air-dry clays though since it's not water-based; instead it's chemically fused or "polymerized" when heated sufficiently but not-too-much to make it harden:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/baking.htm

to bekibutton about cutting the shapes:
Generally shapes are cut after the clay sheet/etc has been textured just because the edges will be neater, but they don't always have to be cut then:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/cutters-blades.htm

to p3bbl3s:
If your clay is getting too soft, you probably will want to switch brands,**
and/or to use some of the "cooling" methods for firming clay up discussed on this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Conditioning.htm > Cooling
**avoid Sculpey III, Sculpey, and SuperSculpey-flesh (perhaps also FimoSoft and Premo if your hands or your environment tend to be really hot):
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Characteristics.htm
That leaves using FimoClassic or Kato Polyclay for the absolute least-soft brands/lines --or perhaps "leaching" and cooling the other brands or soft bars that you already have...see "Conditioning" page link just above for information on how to Leach clay as well as how to cool it.


HTH,

Diane B.

P.S.  Anyone really interested in using polymer clay should check out the 2 Polymer Clay clay boards here too:
Polymer Clay Discussion and Questions: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=239.0
Polymer Clay Completed Projects: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=238.0


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