Thursday, 18 April 2013

skinner blend + randoms

I'm afraid there's more polymer clay today.  I've been really into it recently and my sewing mojo still hasn't properly returned, so polymer clay it is!  There's also some basic jewellery making at the end of the post if you're interested.
I've seen Skinner Blends around and I wanted a go, they seem to be an integral part of polymer clay and I wanted to master it.  my first attempt didn't work at all!

My second attempt using pinks and reds also didn't work, but I did make these pretty little flowers.  I have no idea what I'm going to do with them.

And then I found a tutorial.  It worked!  You can find the tutorial here.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo, but I think you can see the effect on the green flower shape below:

The little bunnies are made with one of the moulds I made.

37. Clay + Pebeo paint on the humungous list was perhaps a bit of an enigmatic entry.  I wanted to make use of some of the Fantasy Paint I have, but the metal blanks to use with it are so expensive.  I was eager to see if I could build bezels with polymer clay.

The bezel was duly built and cured and it looks fine so far (despite the lack of a bail or any other way of connecting it to a piece of jewellery!) and the paint was applied...

Oh dear, see those splodges?  That's where the paint escaped out the bottom.  That'll be a big fat failure again, must try this again.

I'd made these flowers from knitted wire tube a long time ago and wanted to make some of them into necklaces.  I finally got the first one done.

I showed you these components last week.  I added some jump rings to join them together and a brooch back so I can wear it.  It looks a bit odd, it's because it was sitting on a piece of paper.

I treated myself to this Swarovski heart a few weeks ago and now was the time to string it.  2 jump rings and a ribbon necklace, easy, but effective.

I took these photos on Sunday morning, the sun was so bright I could barely see what I was taking photos of!


Samantha said...

I know nuffink about jewellery making so I'll ignore that part of the post and just tell you that I really like that blue knitty flower necklace, very Spring-y!
If only the weather was Spring-y to match!

Shirley said...

I don't know anything about making jewellery either but could the pink flowers make a bracelet, brooch, or both?

JoJo said...

I love how the bunny is sparkly! Is there glitter in the clay?

Celtic Thistle said...

Putting the clay through the pasta machine puts me off having a go at the Skinner blends!

Love the knitted tube necklace!

Baye said...

Love the blue flower necklace and the brooch. I don't see an Etsy (or I should say Folksy for Britain, right?)link. You should sell this stuff. I'd buy them!

Melody said...

A fascinating post

Sandra :) said...

My favourite is the necklace made from the knitted wire tube - very sweet!

Jane Galley said...

Some of these things take a bit of practice to get right, but I do like the red flowers