Sunday, January 31, 2010
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I will be randomly picking the winner tomorrow, February 1st. Good luck to you all!
Something New and Different
I was playing around with some glass I had purchased once when I thought I could do stained glass pieces. I discovered my hands are not strong enough to make the precision cuts necessary. What a disappointment that was. I really loved making the few pieces I managed to hack out of the glass. I can, however, make wonderfully irregular chunks that can be used as bases for jewelry. I've painted on some to make pendants and I have wrapped a few in wire.
Another thing I don't have great luck with is polymer clay. Try as I might, my beads and pendants never come out looking like anything anyone would pay hard earned money for. I drool over the gorgeous pieces I see on Etsy and wish my hands could do the same. It's just not in my crafting skills I guess. I can make these faces, simply because it's a mold. Push it in, pop it out and let my imagination run wild with it.
This piece uses a little crafting gold leaf, some fibers and a little paint pigment. You can read the story of the Wood Nymphs on my Etsy page.
PS: Heartfelt thanks to Blogspot.com for the new improvements to the editing area. So much simplier to write up a new post now. I am a happy blogger!
Posted by Sandy at 9:39 AM