Thursday, August 16, 2007

I really need to get back to the polymer but...


This lovely purple heart sold today. I really need to get back to working with the polymer clay but it's so hot here it would melt in my hands before I could create anything. This particular item sold because I posted on one of the jewelry forums I belong to about someone's purple jewelry set (because purple is my favorite color!) and they clicked on my link to my shop, and purple just happened to be her favorite color too...
tee heee! :)

Ah well, if it ever cools down here in North Carolina, expect more polymer clay items in my shop! I love working with it, when it's not making a mess in my hands due to the extreme heat. I've come a long ways from my childhood days of play-doh. With play-doh all I could make was a great ugly multi-color'ed lump of clay. If you haven't given polymer clay a try you should-it's tons of fun!

The heart idea is inspired by Christi Friesen's work-google her-you won't be sorry! :)

3 comments:

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Crystal Kae Taylor said...

So I have been looking at polymer clay beads for a while and I am loving them. The design possibilities are endless! How do I get started making polymer clay beads though? Is it a huge investment at the start for special equipment and classes like lampwork would be? Also, I read about the probiotics and I want to try them! Friends have suggested it but I have noooo idea what I would even ask for at the local health food stores. Is it as easy as just asking for probiotics? I followed your site link from show and tell at the About.com site. I am new to the site but it's great! I am going to go check out your etsy site right now!

kittyd said...

Hi Crystal! Thanks for stopping by. :) No, there's no huge investment with polymer clay, like there is with lampwork. All you need is some clay (I prefer premo), your hands...and a few ideas. I purchased books from Christi Friesen, here's a link to her site: http://www.cforiginals.net/pubs.html
The great thing about Christi is that she doesn't mind you using her ideas to make items to sell. She doesn't want you to directly copy her pieces, but you can use the same general idea, and give her credit for the idea-she's great! :) Look at her site for inspiration too!
Some people use tools, like a pasta machine to blend and soften clay, and to roll it into sheets. I never have, I might buy one when I can afford it, but with polymer clay you don't have to have tools.