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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / help me finish this bracelet!! on: March 01, 2011 09:31:51 PM
I've been working on this bracelet the past few nights, but I can't stop thinking that there might be something lacking in the design.

What do you think?  Does it need something more?  Suggestions?  I love the colors, but I can't get that nagging feeling out of me!

thanks Smiley
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / My very first polymer creations! on: March 01, 2011 09:27:40 PM
Just started playing with polymer about 4 days ago. .lots of fun, but really tricky to work with!

Here are the few things that I have made thus far.. they aren't baked yet, and stupidly I took them outside and took pics by my tree with was shedding that day..ugh.

Not sure what these are.. I just tried to make something pretty.. they are all very tiny, about 1 inch or less.

This is supposed to be a tiny lizard sleeping in a flower..

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Hand painted beads on stretch bracelet on: March 01, 2011 09:21:55 PM
Painted these cute beads and finally put them on a couple of pieces.. they are stretchy and super cute!

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / New black and jewel color stretch bracelet on: March 01, 2011 09:20:25 PM
I've been playing around with jump rings and rubber rings, lots of fun!  Came up with this one so far :

5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Robot with a terrarium in its head! on: February 21, 2011 05:40:18 PM
I'm in an advanced sculpture class this semester and our first assignment was to create a piece based on a technique that we had learned in intro to sculpture.  I chose plaster, even though we only used it once the semester before(!)

I decided that I wanted to make a robot figure, with plants growing in his head... I decided on a sketch and then went to work carving the figure's pieces from styrofoam.  I then put everything together with dowels and lots of glue and then covered everything in plaster... I then carved and sanded everything down and added dirt, plants, and a glass bowl onto his cranium.  I'm really happy with how he turned out, though I still have to paint him(and finish fixing some structural issues...*sigh*)

Anywho, I now present to you, Robot with a terrarium in his head!  (no working title as of yet..)

and here he is sitting on the table surrounded by styrofoam parts and other carvings in the works(there is actually dirt and grass in the pizza box...lol:

And here's the side:

And here's a close-up of the super cool grass and moss and stuff that is actually growing in his head.. btw, this stuff has been under glass for about a week now and it's still going strong!:

Thanks!  Q & C welcome Smiley
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Cupcake Monster! on: January 19, 2011 06:11:18 AM
My friend Michelle works in a cupcake shop and asked me to do some paintings for the shop.  I said, "Sure!"  and this is my favorite of the two that I painted.  It's 11" x 14" and done with just regular acrylics.

I give you, Cupcake Monster Attacking Colley Avenue!

Colley Ave, is the street that the cupcake shop is located on.  It was a lot of fun to paint, and really helps with my efforts to de-stash paint!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Glitter Rainbow Headband on: December 27, 2010 10:27:02 PM
I love wearing headbands, and drawing things with glitter is a specialty of mine, so I decided to make a glittery rainbow for a headband.

There is a little slot of felt on the back of the rainbow so that the headband can slide right through.  I have several little headband brooches which are interchangeable(depending on what I want to wear that day.)

I really enjoy it and it sparkles sooo much in the sunshine!

I might make a tute if there is any interest.

8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Family Portrait Nesting Dolls on: December 27, 2010 10:20:52 PM
This is my first project post so I apologize if I ramble!

Sooo.. My boyfriend's mom collects Russian nesting dolls.  And after a lot of pondering, I decided that I could make her a personalized set of dolls with her whole family as the doll characters.  

I ordered blank nesting dolls from a seller on Amazon, and then I painted the whole family (Dad, Mom, Oldest Son[my boyfriend,] Youngest Son, and Petey the Pug) with acrylic paint.  I also included a little bird in his mom's hand(she has a pet parrot that she carries around all over the house.)

I'm really happy with how they turned out and I hope that she likes them!

Now I'm thinking of making my mom and grandma a set as well for their birthdays  Grin

Questions and Comments are welcome!

UPDATE: Well, I gave her the nesting dolls tonight and she really loved them.  Looked like she was on the verge of tears actually.  I think it was a success!
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