“I’ve realized brown is usually available for purchase or at the very least, easier to find than other shades, and to save what precious clay I have, I’ve had to make-do,” she explains. The exercise pushed her out of her color comfort zone and into what turned out to be a trendy collection.
By the time my cutters arrived from Etsy’s Silvia Tomas in the Netherlands, I’d completely forgotten why I needed them. What was I thinking? It looked like a comma!
After a little research, I figured it out and made myself a pair of earrings. Two cutouts swirl around each other to make a cool oval. Silvia makes some clever designs.
The web was slow so making myself a holiday treat did double duty. I had to talk my husband into a quick photoshoot over dinner so that I could make a post of it. I envisioned one of those lovely long neck shots but that would take some major photoshopping.
This is all to tell you that I’m definitely on holiday and that I hope you’re playing around too.
Pull out those tools and tutorials that you just had to try and then lost track of. Whip up something fun for yourself.
Toni Street was in a polymer funk. You know the feeling, right? She decided to plow right through the doldrums by following instructions.
Meg Newberg offered a ribbon cane in this month’s Polymer Clay Workshop tutorial. Meg has a way of simplifying the most complex cane. When you’re fresh out of ideas and ready to throw in the towel, Meg’s step-by-steps are just the thing.
It wasn’t long before Toni had her ah-ha moment and was unstuck. Her tiny canes for pens are masterful. Here’s Toni on Instagram.
Sometimes it’s just a matter of getting your hands moving. Let your fingers get busy and walk you over the 2020 finish line.
Oregon’s Lea Gordiner says, “My recent fantasy is a combination of birds and animals with human features. They are meant to be silly, fun, playful, nonsensical…really. Seen any birds lately with nostrils and lips let alone shoes?”
If the holiday hoopla has you in a dither, you’ll be set straight by a wander through Lea’s website and her Instagram. She has shifted to finely finished polymer boxes as well.
Lea’s Portland guild mate Laurel Swetnam turned her in. We thought it only right that Lea has a PCD post among her presents this year. Thanks for making us smile.
Short on festive decorations? Take a tip from Canada’s Magda (FiggStudio) and create some house lights.
Her video on Instagram makes it look easy peasy. A slab of clay, a few cuts. Fold it into a house shape and cure it. Do that a couple of times and you’ve got yourself a village. Add whatever details brighten your neighborhood.