On Artfire we have groups we call Guilds; they are groups of vendors who make and sell things with a common interest. One of the guilds I belong to is The Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild http://polymerclaysmooshers.blogspot.com/2011/05/buds-and-blossoms-themed-challenge.html . We are a group of shop owners that use polymer clay as our medium. We have a lot of great events and one thing we do is the monthly challenge. You can go to our blog and vote on next months theme…Here is a peek at this months theme.
Last time you challenged us to create something with the theme buds and blossoms. Here are our entries. Click on the corresponding username to see larger image, more images and descriptions.
Please vote in the poll on the left column of this blog to let us know what theme you would like to see us work on next. Poll ends Sunday, May 8th 2:00pm Google time.
I oive doing bead embroidery is is one of my favorite things to do because I find it really relaxing. I thought I would do a couple of post to show how I combine polymer clay,seed bead,crystals and gemstones to make fun one of a kind pieces.
This pendant is an example of how making my own cabochon from polymer clay gives me a one of a kind piece.
In this post I’ll show how my “cabochons” look before I start my projects. I make my clay pieces about 1/4 inch thick and flat on the back. This makes them easy to get a good grip when I glue them down to the foundation material.
Below is an example of some I made yesterday. I am going to make a pendant and a pair of earrings for the ones in the 1st. photo.
I am going to list the one in the second photo in my shop http://GingerbellsToo.artfire.com for someone else to use in their projects. The teardrop shaped one is my favorite. I use that shape a lot in my designs.
in another post I will show how I start a project using my polymer pieces.