Here's another little project I did with polymer clay a few years ago. If I recall correctly, this was similar to a project that Donna Kato demonstrated on a Carol Duvall show. It's a little unusual for me, as I hardly ever follow someone else's patterns (I'm too impatient), but I really liked the Japanese feel to this piece. Hmm, I just looked for this on the HGTV website, and I couldn't find the project. There's a similar one on Donna Kato's website, though, if you're interested. Her instructions are pretty clear (in fact, I recommend her book, for anyone interested in starting to work with polymer clay - it's the only instruction book I ever bought for this medium) and she covers a lot of basic but interesting techniques.
I also noticed at the HGTV website that at least parts of Carol Duvall's show appear to be available for viewing on-line. Calloo, callay! Not that I have time to watch it, but I do tend to like the polymer clay projects she profiles on her show.
My cold is proceeding apace. I just feel so drained of energy. I mean, I usually feel that way by the time the Short One heads to bed, but today I feel that way right now, in the middle of the day. I know this is not a good thing to be doing when one is sick, but I feel the need for a little caffeine. Hmm, maybe I can have a glass of orange juice then some coffee? What do you think? Will they cancel each other out?
I hope everyone has a great weekend. I'll see you on Monday!
ps. I just found the link to the Donna Kato project on which this pendant is based. Go here to view.
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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