Free Rock Purse Tutorial

Over at the Blue Damselfly Jewelry Blog, I believe the writer’s name is Julie, you will find a really fun tutorial on making rock purses. While not a new idea, it’s always great to have a new take on an old technique.
Rock purses are pretty much what it sounds like. You use a real rock as a shape form to bake the clay around.The possibilities are endless considering every rock is different.  🙂 Years ago I made a bunch of Rock Purses. This was after I spent many weeks searching for the perfect rocks on job sites I visited with my hubby.

This one is in Linda Geer's collection

My very 1st try many many years ago

made with Sculpey Ultralight clay

With a larger rock you can make bowls and covered dishes like these 2 I made.

A few more tutorials you can find on the web to make rock purses, vessels, bowls and boxes.

http://www.oocities.com/turkeymama/Clay/ClayPurse.html

http://beadyeyedbrat.com/interactive.html

http://members.tripod.com/PolymerClay_Interest/amacord.htm

http://www.pcpolyzine.com/august2001/fish.html

http://www.dianeb.biz/polymer/MainPages/vessels_rock-alum.foil.htm

And some great pictures of rock purses and vessels.

http://www.pbase.com/joanie/rocks

http://beadyeyedbrat.com/rockgallery.html

Made by Karin Ashdown

MAde by Jeanette Easley

Made by Tejae Floyde

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Flickr Finds For March 19th

Found a few drool worthy pieces I need to show you all 🙂

First off I must say that this first pair of artist Corliss and John Rose are phenomenal !!! They do everything. Metalwork, polymer clay, resin, wood turning, knife making, enameling, micro-mosaic, steampunk, stone carving and they do their own photography. I’m sure I am forgetting something. OMG ! Do these people sleep ? LOL

Since I try to stick to polymer clay here, I will show you some of their clay wonders, but please do check out their entire Flickr Gallery. You will be amazed, stunned and speechless.

 Forest Spirit Bracelet

Forest Spirit Bracelet


Something Very Strange and Old

Something Very Strange and Old


Necklace for a Wild Mood

Necklace for a Wild Mood


Their work can be found for sale on Etsy.

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The second artist is Maureen Thomas. Her style is quite colorful, unique and full of texture.

Rai Pendant Group 2

Rai Pendant Group 2


Polymer Clay Box

Polymer Clay Box


AUTUMN CIRCLES Earrings

AUTUMN CIRCLES Earrings


Be sure to wonder through Maureen’s Flickr Gallery to see more of her wonderful work. Her work is for sell at Etsy

Flower Pots Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Kim Detmers of Clayworks has just revealed her adorable Flower Pots. I found these inventive little lidded bowls in her latest blog post. Can you believe they started with little pumpkin shaped wood boxes?

Flower Pot in Ginko

Flower Pot in Ginko



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