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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Transformation from Zipper to Dragonfly on: June 03, 2012 03:16:37 PM
Here is another project I did in my ceramics class. The piece(s) are one object transforming into another. I chose some slightly personal objects. The zipper because I love to sew, and the dragonfly because they are the coolest and most majestic creature, well in my opinion! I call it the 4 pieces together "Zipperfly". Each piece is about a foot to a foot and a half long and wide. Here they are!

Normal Zipper

Transforming piece. 75% Zipper, 25% Dragonfly!

Second transforming piece. 25% Zipper, 75% Dragonfly...

And the Dragonfly!

This project was definitely the most challenging and frustrating ceramic project yet! The pieces kept breaking while I was making them. This was mostly likely due to how big they are, and because they dried out to quickly while in the green/wet state. I almost gave up on the pieces altogether, but I am glad I stuck it out and glazed them! They turned out pretty good, well I think!

Here are a few close ups!

Thanks for looking!
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Canon Camera Wall Hanging - Ceramic Peices on: June 03, 2012 02:39:14 PM
Well Yellow! The following piece was made in my ceramic class. It is a personal inspired slab wall hanging. I really love photography and especially the vintage aspect of it. I also admire polaroids, so I made three ceramic polaroids that reflect me! The camera is about 12" by 9" by 2". the polaroids are about 4" by 3" by 1"! The piece is made with the hand building slab technique! Here it is!

A cupcake in the lens! Because they are ridiculously cute and I love them!

The complete hanging project!

Close up on the polaroids! Left to right, Crafter, Dreamer, Vivacious. Thats what I am!

Hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for looking! Cheerio!
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Nature Attack, Award Winning Ceramic Pod Piece! on: June 03, 2012 01:43:49 PM
Hello Crafty Community! As some of you may know I have been really into ceramics and been taking ceramic classes at my local college. As of recently I entered one of my pieces into the student art show. I am very excited to announce that I won first place ceramics on this piece! So here it is!

I call it Nature Attack! It is 2 feet tall and actually pretty heavy!

The complete piece consists of 4 separate ceramic "pods" that each slide onto a vertical rod. Each pod is inspired by nature and its textures!

From top to bottom the objects are feathers, the next one is an octopus suction inspired shape. After that one is a tree trunk inspired object and the one on the bottom is a trio mushroom piece.

Here is the after show admiration. SUCH A BIG RIBBON!

Thanks for looking!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Peacock Inspired Feather Earrings on: February 06, 2012 12:32:46 PM
Hello Lovely's

I thought I would share a project I just completed. I've been wanting to make feather earrings for a while now and peacock feathers are my favorite.

The cool part is I recycled old jewelry to make these. The feathers are also from my chickens minus the dyed craft feathers.

Hope you enjoyed checking these babies out!

Thank for looking!
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Coil Vase, Ceramic's Project on: January 29, 2012 11:45:37 PM
When I took my first ceramic's class last semester at college the minute I touched the raw clay I knew that it would become my favorite medium! It has become a growing passion that I enjoy!
During the duration of the class I made many projects but here is my coil vase project!

The black spikes on the vase were inspired by the work of Heather Knight http://www.heatherknightceramics.com/. She makes amaing sea urchin bowls, and they really inspire(d) me. I have a special thing for the ocean!

I used high fire on the piece as to make it water tight!


More projects to come. Hope you have enjoyed!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Dog Collars! Webbing and Ribbon! on: January 29, 2012 11:14:18 PM
Hello Craftster!

I've been making these dog collars that I find quite ravishing to look at. Take a look for yourselves!

I was able to sell a few at a local arts and craft fair and I have donated a good deal of them to the local Humane Society that I love with all of my heart. You can check the Humane Society out here at http://www.hstt.org/

Here are a few more pictures of the collars! They have heavy duty buckles and D rings. They are also super adjustable and durable!

And of course my adopted puppy helping herself to my photo-shoot items!

Hope you have enjoyed to your hearts content!
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Nom Nom Nom, Ceramic Cupcake - First Project Ever! on: December 10, 2011 12:41:25 AM
So this semester I took up Ceramics at my local college. Now I wonder how I lived without it and I am quite addicted to clay, glaze and anything that has to-do with ceramics. I shall introduce you to my VERY first ceramic's project EVER!

The most tasty cupcake created in the ceramic world!

The piece is a solid sculpture that is low-fire glazed. I have a THING for cupcakes lately!

More Ceramic projects to come! Enjoy!
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Zippery Steampunk Matchbox on: May 04, 2011 11:00:25 PM
 Cheesy A Zipper on a Matchbox, who would have thought? Well when a crafter like me is mixed with a matchbox challenge, a broken but fascinating zipper and a swapp-ie who is interested in steam punk and Victorian style, you will get something like this! My swapp-ie Samantha_McKay has informed me that she did receive the box! She also said she's been reallllly busy and hasn't gotten the time to post pictures in the Gallery here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377824.0. So without further ado here is the zippered up Matchbox!

By the way, the key pendant is hand steam-punk'ified! here is an up-close shot.

So by now I bet your thinking, how did she get that zipper to stay on the box? Well to put it simply, I sewed/glued it on... like so... very punkish no?

And now I can just GUESS your thinking, well with that chunky zipper how does the box even close? Well the outside of the box, as you can see, is like an envelope. So the best way to close it, is to snap it closed!

Well now I shall show you the ACTUAL drawer!

In-nerds all packed up!

Out-turds laying out all over/goodies!

Oh, And I made the "Stargate Portal"! Same with the mini paper stars!

And here are some further details!

Hope you enjoyed, And most of all I hope my partner loves it!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Octopus and its Treasure..... Matchbox? on: May 03, 2011 11:16:16 PM
 Cheesy I'd like to introduce you to the matchbox I made for mingus107 in the Matchbox Swap 5. I really loved this swap and it was really enjoyable for a first time swapper like me!

So when I saw her swapper Questionnaire, I right away noticed she liked Octopuses and instantly I saw an octopus wrapped around a treasure chest. Here is the results I got! I am super proud of my creation!

Close up of the suction cups. Made out of a book page, sequins and seed beads.

The actually Match/Treasure Box!

The inside the of the drawer, She liked Jane Austen, So I made the quote part of the matchbox. I also rocked the olden weathered look.

Packed full of goodies.

I also made her Jane Austen inspired earrings.

And finally, here is a picture of the packed box!

Hope you enjoyed!
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Recycled T-Shirt into YARN! on: May 02, 2011 04:06:21 PM
SO I stumbed upon this great tutorial http://www.craftpassion.com/2009/05/recycle-tutorial-making-of-t-shirt-yarn.html on how to make an old or new t-shirt into yarn! I am a sucker for recycled things and I love to knit and crochet so I figured I would give this a shot! You can also see this here on my blog! Check it out there too!http://chesslescreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/yarn-made-from-t-shirt.html

Yes, That is my silly puppy in the background! Sometimes though I think she is more of a kitten.

Yeah, who else thinks she is a cat?

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