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1  Bronze clay cluster charm necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by harryjohnpursey on: June 20, 2011 01:27:47 PM
I made this for a friend's birthday. Its made from bronze clay and a selection of glass and clossione beads.

I had a lot of fun making the bronze charms and putting the piece together. It is the first thing like this I have made.

Here are the charms before I got the piece finished Smiley

I have a tutorial on my blog if folks are interested, not posted it here because it got a bit epic!

Comments and critique especially welcome x
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2  Rocket Love Knuckle Dusters in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by harryjohnpursey on: May 28, 2011 01:46:04 AM
So erm, my friend wanted Rocket Knuckle Dusters and I made em Cheesy

Let me know what you think guys, I have a tutorial type thing on my blog with the stage by stage, didn't want to clog up craftster.

Critique and commentry very welcome

H x
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3  Monolith Pendant and Bayonetta inspired piece in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by harryjohnpursey on: May 08, 2011 03:43:44 AM
Hola everyone Smiley

I love making faux rock stuff and I accidentally bought a vintage fimo book on ebay. It had loads of project in it incorporating chains and I just had to try them out Smiley

I have dubbed this my monolith pendant because its just got some kinda implaccable feel to it Smiley

and this is inspired by Bayonetta who is a video game character

She is a super cool dark witch with magical hair who wears black, has red ribbons in her hair and golden chains Smiley

As always, any comments and critique is super welcome and hope everyone is enjoying their weekend Smiley

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4  A Swap-like proposition! in Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions by harryjohnpursey on: March 21, 2011 09:52:47 AM
Inspired by a comment on a topic I started, I am proposing a swap between us folk on the polymer clay board Smiley

I would like to organise/participate in a 'texture swap'

Texture plates are easy to make, use up scraps and are unique to the artist who made them, also light to put in the post/mail.

What do you think guys?

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5  Buttons and texture plates :) in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by harryjohnpursey on: March 19, 2011 05:50:31 AM
Not super happy with these but need to get back into the habit of posting craftiness Smiley

Some buttons....

I was glazing them up with Kato Liquid clay and accidentally over cooked them with my heatgun.

Plus here are some texture plates Smiley

I was aiming for a rickety steampunky look with the larger plate. My favourite is the screw plate though methinks.

There is a mini tutorial over at my blog as well.

It would be really cool if other folks uploaded pics of their texture plates and or buttons into this thread Smiley

I also welcome some comments and criticism, although from my point of view these need lots of criticism lol!

Happy Saturday folks

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6  Big swirly charm bracelet goodness :) (image heavy) in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by harryjohnpursey on: February 07, 2011 04:39:48 AM
I have made some charm bracelets for my friend in the states and wanted to share my shinyness Smiley

She wanted me to put her special rune on them and some gemstones so they have tigerseye, amethyst, peridot and unknown blue stone (!)

Mrs Blue

Ms Red

Miss Purple

And some beady close ups Smiley

I love the lentil swirl technique and this is the first time I have used it for charm beads. Makes them super chunky and fun.

Sorry my photography is so rubbish, its something I cannot get the hang of.

Comments and critique would be really welcome, especially picture related!

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7  Silver clay, round two! DING! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by harryjohnpursey on: February 07, 2011 04:27:33 AM
After my first go, I couldn't resist using the rest of the clay in my starter pack

I will do a stage by stage on my blog at some point but here are the shinies Cheesy

This is an amulet with my friend's rune inscribed into it. I have put amethyst, tigers eye and peridot on there to complement the shield design Smiley I really hope she likes it. I posted it Friday so have to wait ages for it to arrive in America! She doesn't check this forum (I think) so should still be a surprise.

This is a squiggly ammonite charm. I really want it to look like its been dug out of some shaman's ancient burial site by enterprising archeologists. So I really encouraged the clay to crack as I worked it and then smoothed it back together with water so it was strong enough to be worked and sintered and stuff.

Comments and critique very welcome Smiley
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8  Re: First silver clay pieces :) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by harryjohnpursey on: January 31, 2011 01:07:01 AM
Thanks guys Smiley

I like the triangular piece the best, love all the cracks and texture in it. I wish I had more clay so I could have made it bigger.

Poosel, I will be really careful. I was super paranoid when I was drying them and used my mini convection oven to dry them out for two hours. I was so worried they would explode in the kiln! I held them for an extra 15 minutes at sintering temperature to 'hopefully' make sure they were cooked. The triangular one is solid so if either of them don't make it, I belive it will be that one.

Kikai, just jump in with the polymer clay it is super awesome. I have been using it for five years and its probably my favourite thing. Trying out the silver clay to recharge my creative batteries Cheesy

Oh and borrowed my friends uber camera and got a couple of new shots of the finished pendants which are less flashy!

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9  First silver clay pieces :) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by harryjohnpursey on: January 29, 2011 05:30:01 AM
Hey guys, had a bit of a rubbish week so decided to crack open the silver clay kit I got for my birthday (four years ago) eek.

I wanted to do a leaf texture type piece and a really battered (in appearance) triangular spiral.

I used the patina fluid in the kit but mixed it up a bit strong and made my studio smell of eggs  Undecided

In these piccies I have put a sterling silver snake chain on them and the worlds biggest jump rings (gonna swap them) annoyingly I used too strong a flash so you cant see the oxidisation but I am really pleased Smiley

I really like the leaf Smiley

I made this one for me really, but my neck is too big for the chain so going to have to get another one before I can wear it.

All in all feeling much Purkier for having a go. I really want to get my hands on some bronzeclay now Smiley

Comments and criticism would be really welcome, cos its only my first go with the material. Theres more piccies and a vague tutorial on my blog Smiley
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10  Re: Imotir, my first dragon sculpture - image heavy in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by harryjohnpursey on: November 28, 2007 05:16:08 AM
Hehe, hello!

Thankyou, I am glad he elicited such a strong reaction. Its wierd because this time last year, I was packing him away (in a bulk order of petri dishes, box. only thing big enuff) to go to his new home. I saw him for the first time since he left me the other week, I was dead pleased with how he held up. A cat knocked him off a table or something, but only minor damage, a few lost scales, a tear in the wing. I have worked out how to repair him tho.

A.J and Rob loved him, Rob had no idea how big he was, until he arrived hehe. They are now engaged and have commissioned me to do some of the wedding jewellery and the cake toppers.

Have a browse through my old posts and you will find my more recent dragons. I dont want to repost their piccies here, cos there were lots lol.

But here are some new ones of Imotir. I am gearing up to do something on this scale again, very soon.

Thanks for your comments. I am slogging through bauble making at the moment and it has really really cheered me up.

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