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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / My first beaded Goddess doll on: May 19, 2010 12:52:18 PM
Making my dreams come true!  I had a dream I made her, so........

She has a polymer clay face using Lisa Pavelka's foils on sleeping side.  A mirror face on the other.  Anyone is this goddess when looking into her face lol.  Sorry, I feel like a goof today.

Here she is stuffed and complete.  As I bead I thought of the different paths your dreams may take.  She has collected three dreams along the way.  Smiley

She is awake and ready to go bead shopping (of course)

Side view

I see mini beaded goddess dolls in the near future!!  Cool
12  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Kaliedoscope jewelry "art"? on: April 23, 2010 11:12:30 AM

13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Let's talk leaves ** TUTORIAL** on: March 13, 2010 02:41:28 PM

Tutorial for brick stitched flowers:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=339521.0
Worked myself crosseyed to bead the ever famous Russian St Petersburg leaf.  I have it down very well now.  You will not find a free printable tutorial on the web for these.  (unless you are better "digger" than I am) so I am making one right here right now!!

The first leaf is done with same pattern as second but with smaller seed beads.

The small leaves shown here are my own invention.  

My smallest leaf is another I have came up with.  (Shown in this handflower bracelet at the tip)  

These are all the leaves done with black and white beads so you can see better what I am doing. Leaf one is done with size 8/0 and 11/0 seed beads.  Leaf 2 is using same pattern as one but with all 11/0 seeds. Leaf 3 is using size 8/0 and 11/0 seeds.  Leaf 4 is all 11/0's.

Smallest leaf first:  
I used 18 inches of thread and thread needles on both ends.  It is easiest this way for the both of us.

Needle thread back thru and around these center 5 white beads like so...

add on top three beads then you are done!

Now on the the second one (med size):Using 8/0 and 11/0 seed beads with 16 inches of thread and two needles on each end.

One more to go.....
RUSSIAN ST PETERSBURG  beaded leaf (this leaf deserves all capital letters!!)
2 Yards of thread and one beading needle was used.  One stop bead.

I used all large 8/0 seeds so you can see more clear.

Done with next to smallest leaf and pearls.  Cool (gotta wear shades with that one)
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Brick stitched flowers ***Tutorial*** graph addition pg2 for tri-color petals on: February 26, 2010 11:47:18 AM

White with silver

pastels with gold

close up

Click here for brick stitch refresher course:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=164316.msg1666805#msg1666805
Time to get giggy with it, start out with this:

All flowers start out like this.

after adding two beads on each of the starting 5, you now have a thread between them to brick stitch from.

small flower petal

med size flower petal

Largest size flower
Leaf tutorial to compliment your flowers:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=341161.msg3957479#msg3957479
15  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Multiple Sclerosis Awareness bracelets with another too cool bead idea! on: February 20, 2010 09:05:29 AM

I used a mokume gane cane for focal beads and the smaller beads.  I used a letter head stamp and black ink for the word HOPE.

I found these at Hancock fabrics...

I used small silver spacers on top of polyclay...

Side view...
16  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Love potions for Valentine's day **impression mini tute added** on: February 11, 2010 10:57:08 AM

The leaves/feathers (choose one) on the blue one glow in the dark!

Everywhere I look this yr I see wings (Ed Hardy style)  

I think the Sacred Hearts and broken then mended bottles are my fav!  I see book marks in the future with some of these.

You didn't think my penmanship was that great did ya?  I made impressions of this wonderful find (scrapbooking tags) to reverse stamp then used pearl ex powders over the black clay that appears to be stamped with ink but it is not.
17  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Leaf cane rings on: February 09, 2010 09:54:34 PM

18 gauge wire was used.  I made other cane slice rings but the leaves are the only ones worth sharing.  I love how the size can be changed to fit anyone!  Grin
18  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / A surprise for the winter color guard. on: January 27, 2010 12:38:27 PM
Their first competion of the yr is this saturday.  I plan on passing them out to the guard then.  I made 12 of these:

Their show is to the music title "I will follow you to the dark"  Each of the guard members "die" during the show and their white flags change to black. 
The small rifle even includes tiny strap (tiny and hard to see)
I hope the kids like them!!
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My adventures with Steampunk on: January 26, 2010 11:41:13 PM
I was blessed when my neighbor handed me a grocery sack of junky old watches.  Over a dozen or so (lost count).  Inside each was a treasure chest.  The tiniest screws I have ever imagined.  I did my research about the world of steampunk and this is what I have came up with so far:

Polymer clay magnets with exposed parts.

Wanting to enclose the sharp points of the watch parts I used 3 applications of liquid Kato clay with a heat gun.  The liquid clay cured very clear and shiney! 

I cast these parts in resin.  I beaded around the large cab onto leather.  I pressed the small cab into polymer clay, removed cab then bake, after cooling I glue in the cab.  NEVER use a heat gun or oven with resin!  (not that I failed doing so, but I hear from others that have tried, so just warning you!  STINK STANK STUNK  Tongue)

I was inspired by Eugena Topina and Christi Friesen both published in PolymerCafe'.

20  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Blizzard 09 on: December 08, 2009 11:08:30 PM
busy busy busy with xmas presents....

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