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« on: June 03, 2009 06:40:26 PM »

I actually posted this in jewelry but then found this section and thought maybe instead- it should be posted here...

I am new to clay...
I was sick pretty much for the entirety of May so I couldn't do a lot of strenuous activity which meant no sewing (use a really old treadle sewing machine which gives quite the workout). Anyway, I nearly went crazy after the first week of doing nothing. Well, I had previously ordered some blocks of polymer clay earlier that week, thinking that I would pick of small sculpting projects here and there. Low and behold, I did about a million different charms and such.

I wanted to show them off since I am quite proud of them and would love to have some feedback/comments on them from you guys!

Pancake Charm



Ice Cream Sandwich Charm



Salmon Nigiri Charm


Cakes- lots of cake charms





Donut Charm

turned into cell charm...


Ridiculous amounts of onigiri (rice ball)


Sushi charms made from a sushi cane that I made


I made a bunch of cute coffee charms here:







turned them all into earrings







A buttload of lollipops


Cookie charms

turned into earrings...


A bunch of pb&j earrings- these were fun to make








turned these two into a cell phone charm


So please let me know what you guys think! I may try to do a couple of clay tutorials if I get enough requests/comments. If you want a tutorial or two, please comment and let me know which ones you would like tutorials on. ^_^

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009 06:49:40 PM »

 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Hi again lol!!  Wink

Sry to hear you were sick!!! Hope ur feeling better now!!! LOVE the pancake necklace!!!! (fav) I have a box o' clay that I have bought and have been wanting to do little trinkets similar to what you have done!! What boggles me is the cakes!!! lol I see poly cake and just sit and wonder!!! If I have to pick that would be the tute for me!!! lol The sushi is just canes...right?!?! lol Not too sure how to cane either BUT I think it's high time I sit and try!!! hahahahaha Fantasic job!!! Just love ur little creations!! 2 thumbs up!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009 07:05:35 PM »

Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Hi again lol!!  Wink

Sry to hear you were sick!!! Hope ur feeling better now!!! LOVE the pancake necklace!!!! (fav) I have a box o' clay that I have bought and have been wanting to do little trinkets similar to what you have done!! What boggles me is the cakes!!! lol I see poly cake and just sit and wonder!!! If I have to pick that would be the tute for me!!! lol The sushi is just canes...right?!?! lol Not too sure how to cane either BUT I think it's high time I sit and try!!! hahahahaha Fantasic job!!! Just love ur little creations!! 2 thumbs up!!
-GH

lol, hi again! Ok, I will work on a couple of tutes soon for the sushi cane. And the cakes are really easy and simple. There are lots of different ones that are harder than mine that I plan on trying soon but until then, these will suffice! Thanks for your compliments!
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009 07:54:11 PM »

I vote for the sushi cane! They're all so cute, and the thing I love (hate) about polymer clay food is that it looks edible, and now I want cake. Blast!
Great work - and on a slightly off topic note, I friended (?) you on LJ. You're my first!
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009 07:55:29 PM »

these are great!!  I would also like to know how you get the metal to stay in the clay? I tried this, but when they came out of the oven and i gave the metal loop a test pull it came right out! just wondering if you had any tips on that.

also if you could show how to make donuts that would be great!


Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Hi again lol!!  Wink

Sry to hear you were sick!!! Hope ur feeling better now!!! LOVE the pancake necklace!!!! (fav) I have a box o' clay that I have bought and have been wanting to do little trinkets similar to what you have done!! What boggles me is the cakes!!! lol I see poly cake and just sit and wonder!!! If I have to pick that would be the tute for me!!! lol The sushi is just canes...right?!?! lol Not too sure how to cane either BUT I think it's high time I sit and try!!! hahahahaha Fantasic job!!! Just love ur little creations!! 2 thumbs up!!
-GH

just thought id let you know one trick for cane that took me a while (too long) to figure out, once you have made it, to cut it you must use a very sharp exacto-knife (i dont know if thats how you spell it?) or you will smush the image! (just thought i would let you know!) Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009 07:59:51 PM »

these rock! i love the sushi.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009 08:50:23 PM »

I love them but you can see finger prints from outer space Shocked!
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009 08:59:44 PM »

these are great!!  I would also like to know how you get the metal to stay in the clay? I tried this, but when they came out of the oven and i gave the metal loop a test pull it came right out! just wondering if you had any tips on that.

also if you could show how to make donuts that would be great!


Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Hi again lol!!  Wink

Sry to hear you were sick!!! Hope ur feeling better now!!! LOVE the pancake necklace!!!! (fav) I have a box o' clay that I have bought and have been wanting to do little trinkets similar to what you have done!! What boggles me is the cakes!!! lol I see poly cake and just sit and wonder!!! If I have to pick that would be the tute for me!!! lol The sushi is just canes...right?!?! lol Not too sure how to cane either BUT I think it's high time I sit and try!!! hahahahaha Fantasic job!!! Just love ur little creations!! 2 thumbs up!!
-GH

just thought id let you know one trick for cane that took me a while (too long) to figure out, once you have made it, to cut it you must use a very sharp exacto-knife (i dont know if thats how you spell it?) or you will smush the image! (just thought i would let you know!) Cheesy

as far as keeping the metal loops in- all you have to do is bake the clay with the metal loops in them. Then when they come out of the oven, pull the metal hardware out. Once you pull the hardware out, you want to use a very strong craft glue like E6000 or GS Hypo Cement(you want to make sure that it dries clear in case you don't get all of it in the hole) and coat your pin before re-inserting it into the hole that it baked in. Let it dry completely and it will hold firmly.

and for cutting canes- the best advice besides the above stated- using a sharp blade, is to freeze your cane for about 15 minutes before slicing. Polymer clay becomes more pliable and moldable as it is warmed by temperature and or body heat and it hardens as it cools down closer to room temperature. It will never harden completely by cooling down, however it is a good tip to get it cooled off and even freeze it for a little while to make it harder and at the same time- easier to cut. ^_^
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009 09:01:13 PM »

I love them but you can see finger prints from outer space Shocked!

well that is because they haven't been glazed yet ^_^
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009 09:28:48 PM »

I love them all, but I especially like the coffee and PB&J's. =)
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