Friday, February 17, 2006

One Tiny Thing 3 Swap:: What I sent

Okay, as you probably know, in this swap you send your partner one tiny very intricate item based on their interests. My package got there very late and I was extremely worried that it wouldn't make it at all, and I forgot to take pictures before I sent, but finally my partner recieved, so:

Ain't it purty? I used Lion Wool and felted it a bunch of times. I added a macrame handle, and embellished the flap with beads. The button is polymer clay. Then I ironed on a lemon and sewed on a t (for Tiffany).

Glad you like it Tiph! And thanks again for your tiny thing!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Bi-weekly Beads ~ February 17

Okay, I'm going to try this new bead thing and see how it goes. Here are all the things I've made in like 6 weeks, because I hadn't thought of doing this for a while. For those of you who know polymer clay stuff, I shall put the type of clay and the techniques I used. Without further ado(is that even a word? Well spell check said it was so whatever), the pictures:

~Multi-cane set~ Made with Fimo clay, I used basic techniques (jelly roll, skinner blend, basic flower, kaleidoscope) to make a necklace on a tutorial DVD for a swap and just had to continue and make a set for myself.
~Blue and Green Keychain~ I used Fimo clay and made a skinner blend into a bunch of other stuff.
~Pink and Purple Swirls Necklace~ With Fimo clay, I made a pink/purple skinner blend, cut it in half, put a green/black sheet in the middle, cut some beads out of it, reduced the rest, made a flower out of it, and tada!
~Blue Rose~ Fimo clay, my first model-making adventure. I plan to make a little vase out of translucent (That might turn out like that "translucent glass" you can't completely see through. Hey, if they have the same name...)
~Silver and Black Bullseye Lace~ I made a bullseye lace cane and formed it into shapes. I had some other silver and black beads I bought I really liked, so I used those too. This is a really good one, so I may sell it at a store that has asked about buying my stuffs.

This is my first clay thingy ever! It's fimo clay, and all the beads are just solid colors except for the two on the very ends (swirlyness) and the middle one (kaleidoscope). Click on the pictre for a big version of the middle bead!
This is just a skinner blend with blue and translucent. But I thought it was white! So I don't like it as much as I could have.
This is a keychain from fimo clay. I cut big slices from some scraps/ mini canes (3 of them, actually) put them in the pasta machine, and braided them. Yeah, braided. Then I folded up the braid into a cube, cut slices and it was all swirly!

How did you like this section of Bi-weekly Beads?

Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Share Your Craft Swap:: What I Sent & What I Recieved

In this swap, you tell your partner what crafts you do, they pick one of those, and you make something for them using that craft. Then you give them how to instructions on how to make it. I sent a rose necklace and matching earrings, and a how to make polymer clay beads DVD.

In the recieved category, I learned about modern quilting. The pillow she made me (of course in my favorite colors):
There was also a purse and a couple pairs of earrings. The pictures don't work :-{

Thanks for the stuff, Katie!!

Bi-weekly Jewlery Update

I have decided to, every other week post an update of all the polymer clay stuff/jewlery I have made during the period. I will post the first one today, becuase I am in the computer lab at school, and obviously I don't have my camera, or any disk space. So update, first thing after school.

And, in other news, I am coding a free patterns by me website. It's not near finished, but if you want to check out the construction, here's the URL:

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Google Me

Guess who's made the top of the google search? The only bad thing is that I can't get the meta tags to work, so when you search for it the information is the last post I've written. But, whatever.

In other technical news, I'm in the process of starting a new website to put all the patterns I've written. But there's this one thing I can't get to work, so you'll just have to wait. :>)