Saturday, December 26, 2009

Mixed colours beads

Whan working with mixed colours be sure to store a little of each 'pure' colour clay. It may turn out when assembling that you would need some 'pure' colour beads to complete your item.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fimo effect

Fimo effect: if you work with 'metallic' and want to avoid (for various reasons) its chaacteristic 'metallic' effect on your product, it may help to use some sandpaper.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Polymer clay - Manuka flower

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This is a manuka flower - a tribute to our beloved manuka honey. The pendant is not exactly in my style, the idea was to try certain techniques. Mastered the techniques OK, and got some 'by-products' left as well. This thing came out like this, I am not to blame here :). All things that I make seem to have minds of their own, and this was no exception. My only input was the white flower which the thing was trying to get rid of. The flower broke several times for various minor silly reasons, but in the end I had my way!

Polymer clay - Maori pattern

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This Maori pattern I borrowed from a Maori ritual. Tried to make an imitation of carved beads as instructed on Donna Kato's website with one small difference - mixed ordinary eye shadows into semi-transarent clay. Made the first two beads - and the rest followed naturally.

The story of how I put it together may be also worth telling (imho). I sat for more than 4 hours but didn't get halfway through. Took it all apart next morning an put it all back together in less than half an hour. That's what I call to sleep on it! And the thing came out quite nice.

Polymer clay - Rangitoto Rain and Associations

Some respected fellows :) believe this is something edible. The more I look at this pendant, the more eager I get to agree with it. Originally, however, this was called Rangitoto Rain.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Polymer clay - Hei Tiki and crazy felt

Hei Tiki - the first man in Maori legend. It was made when I was practising felting that's why it includes felt!

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Different authors keep saying that polymer clay and felt go together quite well. I fully agree! Besides, the felting process itself is very pleasant. Of course, I woudln't even think of felting something as big as plaid - not for the world! - but when it comes to small things it makes a huge difference and the pleasure is all yours.

Polymer clay - Manaia

For Maori the Manaia is the carrier of supernatural powers- it is the spititual guardian which protects the wearer from evil.
I have a Manaia pendant which was bought in Auckland and I wear it quite often. There is something special about the form... They say Manaia provides protection everywhere - land, sea, and air, which makes it a handy thing for a traveller :)

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Polymer clay - Autumn motive

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Polymer clay - My first mokume gane )

And some more works (first try in mokume gane)

Polymer clay - line NZ

I will be posting here my first works inspired by a short but very memorable stay in New Zealand.

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