Monday, August 24, 2009

Fire Inspiration

So for the last ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap I did through Swap-Bot, the theme was fire. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do, but then it hit me: I would make myself into a wild fire woman! Using a photo I took of myself, I added ink and acrylics to bring this idea to fruition. Here she (I) is (am)! I wish I could capture this piece in its full glory but it seems impossible. The metallic paint I've used for my eyes and some hair highlights just doesn't show up in a photo or scan.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Roy-Gee-Biv Inspiration

New necklace made by moi! This one was a lot of fun to make. From my Etsy listing:
All the colors of the rainbow flow smoothly through this super-unique necklace. Hand-made polymer clay beads pop when surrounded by organically styled brown spacer beads. The 9 textured focal beads are a mix of translucent and opaque polymer clays. Some of the beads were mixed thoroughly and some only partially to give them a marbled effect.The necklace measures 16.5" in length - the focal beads start just at the collar bone. Each focal bead is varnished for shine and durability. Toggle clasp is silver plated.
The BEST thing about this necklace? It matches everything!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Funky Chunky Polymer Clay Beads

These beads are totally retro and each is made by me from my own hand-made mold. Colors include grasshopper green, light coral, pearl, white, hot pink, lavender, turquoise, yellow, orange, and light pink. Each bead is about 3/4" in diameter and about 1/2" thick. They've all been varnished to a nice shine. I'm getting into making beads now, where before I tended to stick to pendants. These are available at my Etsy shop right now.