Here's are the pictures of my work table. It looks like the hurricane just went through, isn't it? DH lets me keep my table next to the store window. One side I have my beads and I do beading projects there, the other side is for clay. I switch back and forth between 2 sides. It's funny how people look through the window of the computer store and see me making beads, so they come in just to see what am I making. LOL
Using one of the texture plate that I made, I get this bubblely design on my beads. Using the same technique that I always use, the Hidden Magic, I can used the cut-out, little pieces to make matching little beads. They are really cute and fun to make.
These bubble beads will go to the market in Florida this week.
P.S. The texture plate for the Bubble was created by pushing the different sizes of Sterling Silver beads on to the clay. SS beads, because they are round, unlike glass beads. Randomly arrange the SS beads on the sheet of clay, push them down one by one and leave them there until you finish with everyone of them, then lift them up one by one. This way each indentation will keep its round shape. Also, by using SS beads, it will be easier to lift them up with the needle because they have a big hole. :) Email me if you have anymore question.
I got the idea from Susan Rose - Polymerclaynotes, about the French Tutorial for making key cover.The top part of my son's car key was broken off, so I covered it with Black clay and added some decoration. He thinks it is so cool.
I have a big block of this Red color that I don't like because it'd changed color after baking. So, I'd decided to make some texture plates, and I had a lot of fun making them. I am thinking Spring, can't you tell? Flowers, leaves, trees, etc.
P.S. My bumpy beads sold pretty good at the bead show, as well as the red-pink and Black color beads .
P.S. The Bubble Beads were made using the plate on the second row.
I was invited to the February Salon at FB Fogg Studio in Muncie. Ann Johnson uses handmade paper to make wimsical clocks, scupltures and jewelry. Look closely on the righthand side; you will see one of her dog face clocks on the wall. Lots of dogs and cats.
I learned prop setting 101; How to display my jewelry. She put them in groups according to color. I had never thought of that. Many people like my rings and some rings went to good hands. I learned how to greet and talk to customers. It was cold so we did not have as many customers but I did OK. Made new friends and get new ideas. So I got good reviews and I just have to keep working and find my nitch.
I was looking at the Shibori Art Couture Clothing advertising on the back of Ornament magazine and the pattern looks like the pattern on my new beads here. I am addicted to making these beads because the end result is unpredictable. Just like getting a box of chocolate.
Welcome toSILASTONES; my Polymer Clay World. Here you will find pictures of my work, how the ideas came about and how I put them into works. I also have tutorial blog to show you step-by-step of how I made my Polymer Clay beads. Also another blog where you can read all about my daughter, Ada..
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P.S. These days, I spend most of my time taking care of my daughter, Ada who was in a car accident on March, 2008. I haven't posted here for a while but will try to share my work here again, as much as I can.
I started making Polymer clay beads in 2005. I sold my first batch and started sending them out to the bead stores and bead shows. I started a blog to share my experieces with polymer clay and started a tutorial blog to show how I make some of my beads.