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« on: August 25, 2010 08:25:08 AM »

And I love polymer clay! Wanted to stop by and say 'Hi', maybe say something about myself? I live in AZ, grew up in Indiana, and have been a OCD crafter for my whole adult life (how long that is I will not be saying Wink.  My biggest passions have been scroll sawing (used to design and sell painted woodcrafts), decorative concrete (it's a very forgivable medium, really), and polymer clay. I wonder sometimes where PC has been all my life but then I think it probably came along just when I was ready for it.

I make polymer clay pendants mostly, but also paperweights, and I'm sure i'll venture into other things at some point, but right now I love making pendants. Can't post pics yet...but here are a couple of links...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/desertrubble/4901693116/

P1060244 by Desert Rubble, on Flickr

P1060246 by Desert Rubble, on Flickr

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010 09:01:13 AM »

Hi and welcome,  

FanTABulous stuff!  You certainly have quite an eye for form, color and style...looks like you're having fun too. Grin

Are you using only mica powders for the colored metallics, or are some of them real-metal powders or waxes (Gilder's Paste, Rub 'N Buff, etc)??  And are you coloring all your shapes/parts first, or using brushes or little pad applicators later for some?  

Totally love all the inlay, onlay, stamping, cutouts, ropes, etc, too... every piece is loaded!

Diane B.

P.S.  After you've made 10 posts of any kind/length on any of the boards at Craftster, you can post photos.  I'd come back and put actual photos here then too since a lot of people won't notice or won't bother to click on posts with no pics  Roll Eyes
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POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010 11:32:17 AM »

Hi Diane! Thanks for the welcome and the compliment....and yes, am having too much fun  Grin

I use rub'n buff a bit but mostly mica powders. An adding the powders is my final step before baking, so all assembly/texturing is done first. I am sure applying them before hand would be a mess as far as how getting the pieces to adhere to each other, all the surfaces would then have to be cleaned free of mica because it does go everywhere lol I use brushes sometimes, fingers sometimes, and sometimes makeup applicators, if it get's somewhere you really don't want it, alcohol will clean it right off. I like to use makeup applicators for the rubnbuff, but that's after baking for me.

I just think polymer clay is amazing stuff.

I will come back and post pics at a later date, I know I am the same way about having to click links.

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010 07:47:10 PM »

Welcome! Like you, I love polymer clay and I'm new. I expect that a lot of fun is to be had around here..............
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010 10:17:04 PM »

i loooove your dragon eye pendant!
amazing!

(your steampunk dragon flies are also awesome!)
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010 05:07:12 AM »

welcome and soooo well done!!  your pendants are gorgeous!  can we see the paperweights too?
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010 05:40:55 AM »

Thanks everyone!

Maxxev...I'm working on 3 new dragon's eye in different colors...one is blue....avatar inspired of course, but I think it will be so cool!

paperweights! I've only done 4 so far...here are they are
http://www.flickr.com/photos/desertrubble/4527730465/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/desertrubble/4679707699/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/desertrubble/4680339336/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/desertrubble/4680341456/

I only made these a couple of months ago but believe it or not there were some of my first works...the new dragon's eyes are so much better! I keep meaning to more paperweights but there's never enough time.

Something I just realized, hopefully you all can empathize- I started out using Kato but had been using premo a lot lately because I was short on time and wanted to save time on conditioning...and I realize now how much that really affects the ease of working with the clay! the premo is soft, but seriuosly soft. I was using some old Kato to make one of my new dragon's eyes and then Premo to make a different one and the difference was amazing. I guess I'm back to Kato   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010 06:02:57 AM »

i liked the paperweights but i prefer the pendants (maybe because i have never used a paperweight Grin )

for first attempts too...wowee!
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010 08:44:52 AM »

lol I don't use them either! 
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010 08:51:25 PM »

I LOVE LOVE the snake pendants!
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