Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

 Wishing you a fang-tastic, boo-tiful, spook-tacular, frightfully fun Halloween.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Phenomenal Cactus Skeleton

Is this not the most spectacular cactus skeleton?  I took a break from plein air painting and went for a walk.   When I came upon it I was in awe.  I was talking to myself out loud.  Wow, unbelievable and so perfect, just sitting out here in the middle of the desert waiting for me.
Camera clicking happier than a witch in a broom factory!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Past

 Hand sculpted polymer clay witch fingers.........
 My dining room table with witch legs...........
polymer clay gingerbread skeleton cookies and parties with friends...............remembering Halloween of last year.  I love Halloween.  We had too much going on this year to even decorate.  We had new tile put in our house, new windows and expanded my studio so everything has been in disarray.  So I'm enjoying looking back on a month of Halloween creations from 2011 (click HERE).

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stocking Face #6

Aries pushes the others aside to get to the door first.
Taurus will only eat the finest of Swiss chocolates.
Gemini goes around the neighborhood once, changes costumes and goes around again.
Cancer stays at home and gives candy to the other trick-or-treaters.
Leos plan their costume for months, then won't go out because someone else had the same idea.
Virgo wears a neatly-pressed suit and tells everyone they're a bookkeeper.
Libra is still standing in front of the closet trying to decide on a costume.
Scorpio isn't in it for the candy.
Sagittarius will manage to wander to the next town.
Capricorn makes a list of all the houses that give good candy and the optimal route to take.
Aquarius builds the costume out of spare flashlights and spends all night tinkering when it shorts.
Pisces skips the whole thing to compose poetry to the Moon.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Stocking Face #5

Top 10 Signs you're too old for trick or treating!
10. You ask to use the washroom every two houses.

9. You lose your teeth bobbing for apples at Halloween parties.
8. You get winded from knocking on the door.
7. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you.
6. You ask for high fiber candy only.
5. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag, you lose your balance and fall over.
4. People say, "Great Keith Richards mask!" and you're not wearing a mask.
3. When the door opens you yell, "Trick or..." and can't remember the rest.
2. By the end of the night, you have a bag full of restraining orders.
1. You're the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood with a walker.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Stocking Face #4

What do you call a monster with no neck?  Lost neck monster.  

Monday, October 22, 2012

Stocking Face #3

Another funny stocking face.  I sewed some pearl buttons for eyes and some embroidery thread for hair.  Sweet dimpled face for Halloween
What do you get when you cross an owl with a witch?
An ugly bird that just doesn't give a hoot!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Stocking Face #2

Why did Miss Witchy consult an astrologer?  To find out her horror-scope.  Why was Miss Witchy a bad traveler?  She always got broom-sick.  Two's enough for now (probably one too many).

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lacey Stole

I purchased some vintage non-allergic, mothproof Fluffy Unger yarn imported from France.  It's very soft and mohair-like and I love the color.  The stole is based on a free scarf pattern from The Art of Zen Crochet (click HERE).  The polymer clay magnetic pin is one of my layered cane pins.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Crocheted Mesh Top

 I've been working on crocheting a mesh tank top, which is coming along.  I've changed the design twice, so we'll see.  The free Drops Design pattern is from Garn Studio (click HERE).  The yarn is a cotton linen blend--CotLin in Cashew from Knit Picks (click HERE).  Polymer clay necklaces.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Russian Spiral Bracelet

 As seen on the web, by sliding a short crimp tube on a jump ring and securing my beading thread through the crimp tube, it provides a cleaner/neater, stronger finish.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Goin Riding

 I sculpted this guy a while ago.  I used ProSculpt polymer clay and made his clothes out of air dry polymer clay.  I purchased the damaged animal from Goodwill and fixed his broken ear with some Apoxie Sculpt and a touch of acrylic paint.  I thought the two made a good pair.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sea Nymph #1

I used translucent polymer clay to sculpt the Sea Nymph on this hand blown glass vase.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Ball & Chain & Polymer Clay

 I purchased a bag of small ball & chains normally used for cell phone charms.  I made a slightly larger polymer clay component (larger than this one) and added the chains.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bead Embroidered Bag

I made this bead embroidered piece quite a while ago, but could never decide what I wanted to do with it.  This leather bag from Goodwill was calling my name; just enough room for my keys, wallet and cell phone.  Love it.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Polymer, Peyote & Catrina

 "Catrina" peyote beaded slider with polymer clay beads on a cable.  I started this pendant a very long time ago and finally, finally put the tabs on it, made some uneven polymer beads and got it strung.  A boootiful feeling.  Hey!!!.....who won the skeleton beauty contest??????   No body.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Polymer Circle Necklace

 I wanted an exaggerated length on a necklace for this tunic top.  I made a polymer clay mold of an old round belt component, poked 4 holes in the bottom, baked it and when cooled, looped the cording through the holes, looped some satin cording around the top and I had exactly what I wanted.
You can use leather or metal stamping tools, or leave plain.  
Yes, you could macrame or braid the cording for another effect, but I like the movement of the long cords.Below is an example of the belt component I spoke of, only mine was an old, worn leather belt from GoodWill.   The below Brighton belt is from Zappos.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Big, Bold Polymer Turquoise Ring

 Big, bold, polymer clay turquoise ring buffed to a glass-like shine.  Someone asked me if I actually wear the large pieces I make.  Yes, I do.  I love the light-weight feel of polymer clay.  I particularly love the surface techniques that can be created on larger pieces, whether it is a glass-like finish as on this ring, or a sculpted or molded surface.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Polymer Stacked Ring

 My contemporary ring of polymer, string and metal juxtaposed against an antique crochet glove.