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Brand new design! Beaded bird earrings with sterling silver and Swarovski Crystals

Check it out! I used to make bird ornaments, they were much larger. I sold them at the Portland Saturday Market in OR. I have adapted that design to polymer clay, which is much smaller and lighter, and behold! Earrings that sway and dangle, with a little sparkly bead at the bottom. For sale today in my Etsy shop.

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May Challenge Entry – What possessed me to do this?

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This design is so much more frilly and feminine than I could have imagined.  I had just received some new ink and a stamp, and I had this paint in a shade called Watermelon. Sometimes the art just comes to be. How did I make this?

I knew I wanted to use my kemper leaf cutters to make a dahlia type flower, so I painstakingly cut out many many petals and stuck them down, put them in the oven to firm up, stamped color onto them….then added another row of petals, and so on….A lesson in patience! The leaves at the bottom are another experiment. I had mixed some Ranger ink into Katoliquid clay and I wanted to see if I could get it to settle in the depressions made by the stamp (stamp by StampZia, check her out!) It worked and there is a subtle coloring of green in the depths of the stamped image. I think I will be using this technique more in the future. Originally I had thought only flowers would make up the design, but when I was almost done I knew they were calling for a bird, so that’s how she got there. Enjoy!

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The polymer clay podcast launched today!

Check out my show at Polymer Clay Productions. My biz partner and I do a weekly podcast and videocast that teaches about the popular craft of polymer clay- including all the oven bake brands you might find at the store such as Fimo, Premo, Sculpey and Sculpey III, and others you can buy online, like Cernit and Kato Polyclay. Finally, you can view tutorials online and listen to some interesting product and book reviews. We plan to demystify the art and craft of polymer clay so anyone interested can learn it. Please come to our site and forum and let us know how we are doing!

www.polymerclayproductions.com

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