Pen draggin’ …

It’s been a while since I’ve been caught dragging a pen across paper and jotting down any nonsense. Chalk it up to the funkiness of  cabin fever or the lack of energy to drag the old buns out of the cave to check my shadow … Anyhow, now that I’m already up, it might be a good time to share some fun clay things…

My friend, Andrea, has a super website , Tiny Crafts, that is full of enticing, creative things to whack your muses and tons of information about polymer clay. Her site is a fully loaded place of information that also goes way beyond clay. You gotta check it out!

Speaking of funky … here’s a weird bracelet thingy I’ve been working on

Funk bracelet

yeah … I know. I said it was funky. This is just a rough prototype kind of thingy made from scrap clay. I had seen a model wearing something like it in a perfume ad and thought it was kinda cool. Hers was a gorgeous shiny bright white and mine is a bunch of crappy scrappy clay but it came out pretty good for a practice piece. They are hollow half-moon shapes held together with stretchy cord right now just to keep them all in one place but I’m thinking of doing some mokume gane or maybe some other kind of technique to cover them and see what comes up.  I’ll keep you posted and will work on a how-to for making the beads. Who knows, maybe I ain’t the only funky bracelet lover out there!

More funkiness . . .

 Cool Fish  

While this isn’t made from clay I thought this was such a fun project that I just had to try it. The link above will take you to some instructions.  … or here. for another version.

UpdatedApril 7, 2012 … a very nice visitor wrote to me and  said that the original “Cool Fish” link did not work. I did a search and could not find it so I have replaced them with a couple of new ones that are similar. I have a lot more links for ‘plastic bottle fish’ so if you want more links just email me and let me know.)

Every one that has seen the finished projects thought that they were blown glass. The big surprise … they are made out of 2-liter plastic soda bottles! I’ve made about a dozen of them and they really look cool hanging about the place. I want to make more to hang outside from some tree branches on the deck and garden.

Faux Black Opals

This is a gorgeous faux black opal made with polymer clays. Ms. Peabody is a dear and wonderful friend that does her own thing with polymer clay producing unique and stunning pieces of art. She has graciously shared a tutorial for making her opals. While you are there be sure to check out her wonderful sea sculptures and other inspiring works of art in her galleries… Ms. Peabody Originals

Thank you for visiting today. I’m going to do better with my posting in the future. As of now, I really don’t have a “plan” for subject matter other than clay talk but I’ve decided that this blog is going to be for “mind spill”. I have a mind full of stuff and I gotta empty it out somewhere to keep a certain level of sanity in my life so this blog is going to be the depository for times when I start to overflow!

Big hugs, luny