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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Ants on a Plate...and Spiders too... on: August 09, 2009 12:30:41 PM
also horribly inspired by robotarsonist's gorgeous work seen here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284893.0

i took my longtime love of ants and spiders and my complete dysfunction with actually making a ceramic plate and voila...i used plates from goodwill and the fantastic ceramic pen, Porcelain 150 to make my very own ant and spider plates.  this is my first time using a ceramic pen so be gentle.
here they are:

i hope you dig them like i do...
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / buttony bernice on: February 19, 2009 04:46:16 PM
so, i have been severely neglecting my craftster, but i'm back! and i have a couple of people to show you! this is buttony bernice, thus named for the vintage buttons that kind of flow down her lovely sculpey towel. her is a lovely shot of the buttons (seen on the upper left side of her head) and of her fabric boobs (also with buttons).

she is made from rescued fabric and stuffed with polyfill. she hangs by a fabric hook that i reinforced with interfacing and about 3 million stitches.

bernice's hands and head are sculpey 3 with a wire armature in the head. the thing tied around her hand is her certificate of 'birth,' printed on that amazing inkjet shrinky dink paper!

i am digging her, what do you think?

oh and here is another lady, hilda, that i made that i am going to put in this post too as soon as i get pics of her!

3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / herman and ralph - my EgG-gOdS on: August 25, 2008 09:31:53 PM
met herman and ralph -
old friends from down the way

they are both made from sculpey III on top of a wire armature. i was playing around with their shape and making them to be able to sit on a table or a desk. i wanted to make something that was cute!

herman - EgG-gOd of thinking

ralph - EgG-gOd of storytelling

what do you guys think?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / ikea fabric love (1st-ish sewing project...yay!) img obese on: May 17, 2008 01:13:47 PM
i have dreamed of the day that i could post something in the craftster: clothing: completed projects board...and today, my dream comes true...

i was browsing through ikea - stoughton and saw that they had fabric?! and some really intense yellow/black gingham print on clearance for a dollar a yard...so i bought the remainder of the bolt. only one snafu...i did not know how to sew.

fast forward 3 months later when i enroll in an adult ed course on learning how to sew. i am making simplicity 4070 but wanted a project on the side to see if i could actually sew without my awesome teacher. so i rifled through the dollar patterns at winmill,  a great family owned shop and found a skirt pattern that didn't seem too intense...
so, here goes and thank you thank you thank you for obliging my really long winded story. this posting moment is the apex of my craftster membership thus far..

look at the joy in this face...

a straight shot of the skirt.  excuse my roots

twirling with my beastie baby...

action shot!

it even has a waistband and zipper!   ...   fancy

and the pattern:

thanks for looking and i would love love love your comments!
so excited!
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / No nonsense Nadine on: April 05, 2008 03:36:13 PM
so i am stuck in my apt with a rocking case of pink eye that i picked up from the school that i work at...so, i started playing with my clay.
and !voila!    N o    n o n s e n s e     N a d i n e

No nonsense Nadine is always worrying about the neighborhoods business.
She can be seen
hanging out on her stoop,
in her striped housedress,
hair curling in a towel,
with a cig to spare.
She doesnt take crap from anyone.

here's her no nonsense face:

and her whole body:

and one more so you can see her mole:

I made her out of Sculpey III and salvaged fabrics from my neverending stash.
I hope you like her...
and thanks for checking this out.

comments make my day!
6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / nosy nancy on: March 22, 2008 08:05:16 AM
hi all
this is nosy nancy...she is always up on the neighborhood gossip.
She can be seen
hanging out on her stoop,
in her striped housedress,
sweat rag across her shoulders
hair curling in a towel,
with a cig on her lips.

Nancy's head and hands are sculpey III and her body is some salvaged fabric stuffed with more salvaged fabric. She hangs from a reinforced fabric hook on her back.

I made another one of my "hanging ladies" for a fundraiser that will benefit the school that i teach at. i will post her as soon as i can grab some pics!

I hope you like her...
and thanks for checking this out.

comments are always appreciated.
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / ah, the boyfriend doll on: March 03, 2008 06:35:55 PM
so, i gave this doll to my boyfriend for christmas. he is obsessively clad in a red & blue stripe wool hat, red hoodie, and new balance shoes. i wanted to get him a wii for christmas really badly but couldn't, obviously, get my hands on one so....i thought for hours about what i could get for him and voila...out popped my boyfriend doll. the face is sculpey III poly clay (and not from a mold). i painted it with acrylics after baking and put holes around the edges with a needle so that i could sew the face onto the head of the doll body (a technique that i have never tried and might not ever attempt again however fun stabbing yourself in the finger may be to some). the body is muslin and also painted, though you can't see it (pervert), with acrylics. i made the 'hoodie', sneakers, hat, and pants out of some salvaged shirts that i have sadly outgrown. onto the pictures:

full body shot


and the doll and the real thing

hahaha, he likes it!


thanks for looking!

8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / finger pen on: August 06, 2007 08:23:51 PM
that's right...exactly as it sounds.

so yeah, i know everyone has a ball covering bic pens with sculpey...we all started it in elementary school and some of us grew out of it. clearly, i have not.

so here it is, in all its fleshy glory. i should note that i used super sculpey because it was on sale and i had never played with it before so, yeah, anywho, here it is:

lost in thought

full pen

real finger?

i was going to do a side by side of the clay finger and my real finger but i was so horrified that the clay fingernail looked insanely better than mine that i could not post it.

you like?

interestingly enough, the post no longer ends there...
my friend roberto just sent me a photo that proves that this is actually the 2nd!!! finger pen that i have made. the first was a gift that, clearly, only he could appreciate...
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / white rose on bronze chain...ta da! on: August 06, 2007 08:15:48 PM
so...i almost posted this in the recon section of trinkets and jewelry because the chain is made from an old belt that i found at this thrift store oona's but...the rose is itself is new so i figured this would work. but then i got to thinking that the rose is actually made out of sculpey clay so i should post it on the poly clay board, but i am going to bite the bullet and put it here for now!

i made the rose out of sculpey III ivory clay. you can't see it in the terrible pictures that i took but i ran some gold shimmer around the edges of the petals and some peach shimmer on the crease of each petal. i stuck some wire in the back of the rose and attached it to the chain, jumpring style.

this is with the flash so you can get the jist

this is closer up so you can see the rose a little better

and this is even closer

what do you think?
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / August Birthday Swap 2007 Gallery on: August 02, 2007 12:06:30 PM
here it is for when you birthday babes get your treats...
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