Sunday, February 27, 2011

Polymer Clay Free Form Mini Wrap Vessel

Iris Mini Vessel by FantasyClay
More polymer creations today! I was feeling like spring or maybe just hoping.

I just finished this iris decorated mini vessel. I used the technique I learned from Christi Friesen. I can't compare to her work but I love this piece. As you can see it this shot of my removing the base I built the vessel around, the top ruffles out, almost like a petal itself.

I was particularly proud of the iris, it can out better than the first one and the lavender and white just scream spring to me.Irises are my Mom's favorite flower so it felt really cool getting one to come out nicely.

It's about 2 inches or 5 cm tall and it's for sale in my shop Green Mini Vessel

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Going under the Sea

Under the Sea Switch plate by FanasyClay

Just a peak at my newest switch plate cover. Just a watery touch for home. This one is a special but there are more to come, check out FantasyClay for more

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Polymer Clay Preferences

After getting it together with the unicorn and swearing I had had enough, I then went and started a new one today, this one in blue. It's always an easier color to work with than white.As I was working I started to think about why I enjoy what I am doing.

Polymer Clay Bulls eye Heart

I realized that even though I love the way cane work looks, the colors can be stunning and the finished way absolutely stunning, I really don't enjoy much at all. Even with a really simple to bulls eye cane, it feels like pulling teeth.

Polymer Clay Leprachaun

On the other hand, sculpting has so much allure to me. I love shaping and squishing, adding details, adding texture. I especially love while I am working, my pieces start to feel like they have a character of their own as they come together.

There are other techniques and items that I absolutely love the look of and really am impressed by but maybe I should just focus on my strengths. Jewelry is not one of them, I like making beads and focal beads but putting it all together seems beyond me. I know this is the opposite of what I was saying at the beginning of the month but I am not closing myself off to new ideas but plan to hone my talent where I enjoy using it most.