Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Earring Sale!!!

Im having a big earring sale at my etsy store--go buy earrings!
and in the buyers comments (if you actually got there from here) say the easter bunny sent you, and I'll ship your order for free!
international too!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Plays well with others

Polymer is fun, it can do so many things, and it works so well with other elements.
Here are some interesting and fun finds with polymer and other elements
Steam punk fairy this is too funny--in a good way!

It incorporates other materials well

Look at this colorful pendant by juliespace It includes a variety of glass beads

And another, yet different idea:

this is silver clay with polymer added for color byPeculiarForest
So many ideas so little time

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Turquoise fairy on pile of beads

turquoise fairy on pile of beads
Originally uploaded by Zoeowyn
My personal challenge this year is to finish what I have started. All of those projects I have thought worthy of starting, are they worthy of finishing? If they aren't Im not too sure what I will end up doing with them, possibly just seeing if I can sell them to someone else to finish--i seem to actually have success at doing that.
Of course that falls into me as catalyst.
I am. With out actually working too hard at it, I manage to get other people going.

This fairy or muse face was actually done as a quick sample. I mostly used scrap clay and what ever beads were out when I "slapped" her together. It wasn't until later that i noticed she matched a back of turquoise I got in New Mexico. At that point I knew she was going to be strung on those beads. Now that was over 1 year and a half ago.

I am very pleased with how she did end up turning out. And Im on a roll just finishing things. I have only one item left in the big things to finish box!!! Of course it feels like there are a million things in the box of little things to finish, but Im starting some place!

Polymer Polly Belly Dancer

Polymer Polly ta-da
Originally uploaded by Zoeowyn
Well this is my second dance figurine. There are some visible errors to me, but she is cute, and turned out pretty darn good.
I took her to my dance class this evening to show off. One of my students is getting married in a few weeks, she saw this and thought she was adorable, I asked if I could make her cake topper as her wedding gift--she was thrilled!

What have I done?

I mean yes, this is what i want to do, this is the direction I want to take my crafting work, I did it I made and took my big first step!

Dancing Diana and Polymer Polly were my test walks. Its now time to run!

Once the wedding topper is done, I will put them on etsy!

Friday, March 6, 2009


insideout done
Originally uploaded by Zoeowyn
Ok so I have been obsessing about beads. Making them. I went to a little bead and gem show and there was this nice lady there who spend a lot of time with myself and my daughter, explaining things to the kid. Of course kid was just being a sponge and soaking in all kinds of information. The lady was selling these things called inside out beads. They were fascinating. Not quite cane work in polymer but similar. We bought some of her lovely beads. At home I spent 4 hours figuring them out!

So now Ive been playing with making beads. These samples of mine arent even my best ones--just the ones I have a photo of! lol!

I went searching to see what others are doing bead creation-wise.
There is some very beautiful work out there for the buying!
This set of beads has a nice spring like quality with out the pollen.

And check out these "jade" beads! Those are made from polymer clay

heres another nifty set of beads. I love the swirlies! Im still developing the skills to do the swirly shape--its not as easy to get a really good and clean swirl as they make it look. These are by