Thursday, December 28, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
They look like Topiary balls to me, don't you think? Beads with texture and can be made with never ending color combinations. I love it!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
These are the most popular items I'd sold this year at the Craft show. I used Bobby Pins! Just open it up a little bit, then with a small copper wire, tried it up at the top, added some beads, looped the wire around the pin, added some more beads and tied the end real tight.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Hey, I'd just created a new blog for tutorial, it is www.polymerclaybeads.blogspot.com. Since I had done a variety of beads in different styles, I just want to share what I'd learn and it will also serve as my note book just in case I forgot how to. This week is the tutorial for Raku Style beads. Please check it out.
Monday, November 06, 2006
I am in the mood of making rings, so here are some. There are more in the oven. The one in the middle is the OREO ring, Chocolate Bon Bon on the left. To the right is my first cup cake, but the one next to it is the chocolate cup cake with strawberry icing and cherry on the top. How sweet! The Black&White one is really funky, but it gave me more ideas, so come back soon and see more rings.
Friday, November 03, 2006
These Black & White beads are off to the market in Chicago this weekend along with a bunch of snowmen and Christmas beads. As I tried to keep my hands clean between colors, I must have wiped my hand too much that, suddenly while rolling the white beads, I noticed that I had a pink swirl around it. Ew! So, I will be making Black or Red beads for a while. I think I can say that I've worked my fingers to the bone, make myself a name.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
This is another THANK YOU note to Barbara McGuire whom I met at the Bead Show in Cincinnati. On my way out, I bought a rubber stamp sheet from her. From the moment I pressed the sheet on the clay, I knew, this is what I have been looking for. The upper left corner one is my first necklace. Pretty ha!. I am using less of the metallic powder these days because I am afraid that inhaling too much of it will shorten my life span from 100 to 95 years. I also want to thank my friend from AMACO who (secretly) supply me with FIMO and other wonderful Amaco's products.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
I also want to thank all the ladies and a few gentlemen at PCC chatroom whom I talk to on Tuesday and Wednesday. Your advises and encouragement had helped me to try and explore the new techniques and end less possibilities of Polymer clay. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
These beads are lovely and fun to make. First, I made a Black base beads, then make a tiny snake with different colors and blend them lightly. Twist the snake and roll it up, then stick it to the Black beads. Add the leaves by making a tiny teardrop shape out of green clay, with the end of the knitting needle, draw a line in the middle, stick the leaves next to the flower. With a small knife, draw the small veins. The MENTOS spacer beads make a nice compliment to these flower beads.
My friend, Mammy, send me a floor lamp with magnify glass, so I can see better. Thank you, Mammy!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
My new beads for the month of October. The Skinner Blend technique had provided me with the new way to add colors to my swirly beads. I also tried to stay ahead of the season by making the Christmas color beads early.
The Indiana Bead Society is having the Beads Show this Saturday. I will do demo and also trying to sell my beads. I also was invited to do workshop of Polymer Clay for Pike High School students next month.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
These are some of the leaf pendants I made. I just walked out to the back door and came back with a Sugar Maple leaf. And the rest is history.
These pendants will go well with Fall Color Outfits at the Boutique. Ok, this is not the imprint of the leaves. I draw each one out, cut a small mesh wire and use it for reinforcement between two clay sheets, cut it out and hand draw (scribble) all the veins. My first year at Ball State U., during Plant Identification Class, we have to walked around campus and studied trees. We learned to ID trees by their leaves. By the time the final came, all the leaves were gone. and I was doomed. They let me passed the test anyway.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
I had always been fasinated with the color of the Sugar Maple's leaves in Autumn. It is so beautiful. The first year at BSU, I worked in the computer room up on the 5th floor. Looking out of the window to see the purplelish sky and yellowish-brown trees, I could spot my orangie Sugar Maple trees down below.
I hope this necklace went home with someone this Saturday.
By the way, this necklace went home with my friend, Karen. Thanks Karen!
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
This lovely blue necklace reminds me of the time I spend on the beach where sky is bright, water is blue and the white foam that is washed ashore with the waves. Except that the shells here are the Hill Tribe Silver beads from Thailand.
P.S. The technique I used was the same old Mugume Gane. I layered the different shades of blue on top of white, poked the holes with all kinds of thing and slided it in an angle.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
These are new design that will be premier at Penrod Atrs Fair on Saturday, September 9th, 2006. It is "the" Arts Show in Indy.
This is the dream come through for me to be excepted at Penrod. Such an honor!
Shown here are Green, Pink, Brown and Orange.
I met a lovely lady at the recent Fashion Show at IRT(Indiana Repertory Theatre) who make a beautiful purse. She asked me if I could make a button for her purses and I did just that. These buttons are made to match perfectly with the color of the fabric and compliment the shape of the purses. It was fun and challenging and we both felt happy with the outcome.
I think making buttons could be my next career.
Monday, July 10, 2006
I create these beads for one of my customer who is a nurse. Since I neither master in caning nor want to learn how to cane pink ribbon in 2 days, I just cut out each ribbon and paste them on to the pink beads. No cane and no pain! I think it'd turned out pretty good.
With matching pink spacer beads, I think I will make a nice earrings for my friend, Susan.
More heart pendants all dressed up and ready for the summer party.
I also consider sending these hearts to Hearts 4 Heroes program.
Might have to dress them down a little bit, but it might be fun to give them to those ladies who served our country oversea.
Friday, June 23, 2006
Hot off the oven today. Here's my new design. Yummy color isn't it? I am finally convinced myself that I should make matching pieces for earrings and pendants. (Duh..)
After seeing some of Christi Friesen's work, polymer clay sculpture will be my next things since I can incorporate beads and other materials with it.
Ponsawan & Laura at Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I had a pretty good show. Not selling as much as I would hope for but good enough to cover the expenses for the trip. I have met so many people I had long been admired. I met and talk to Polymer Clay artists, bought some books, new stamps and lots of new ideas.
Thanks Laura for giving me this opportunity.
P.S. I think Laura has the most beautiful beads in the whole show. Stop by at her booth next time.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Actually, they are pendants with hole at the top so you can use the headpin to make a loop.
For those who are going to Bead&Button Show, please stop by and see my beads.
For my friends in Thailand, I wish I was there. Tell Thaw I say HI! Get well soon.
I hope you guys like my jewelry. Buy, buy, buy.