13 Jun 2016
in From My Workbench, New Products, Shopping
Tags: bark, contest, facebook, polymer clay, stamp, stone, texture, texture stamps, Tonja Lenderman, tonja's treasures, tonjastreasures, winner
I needed help choosing some new texture stamp designs, so I challenged my readers to choose for me. Here are the designs and winners ! A random drawing was done for a free stamp. The drawing for that free stamp was won by Patricia Roberts-Thompson, who has promised us pictures of what she makes with her stamp. 🙂
Bark Texture #1 – Design A was the winner !
Bark Texture #2 – Design A was the winner !
Stone Texture #1 – Design B was the winner !
Stone Texture #2 – Design B was the winner !
30 Aug 2010
in From My Workbench
Tags: bead, cab, cabochon, jasper, pendant, polymer clay, stone
I have a small drawer full of real stone cabs and focal beads. I purchased these months ago with the intention of using them in combination with my polymer clay work. I finally made a couple test pieces to see if it was something I’d like to pursue. They turned out pretty decent. 🙂 I used large focal beads made of Ocean Jasper. The pendants are approx 2″ tall.
26 Oct 2009
in Interesting Techniques, Polyclay Artists
Tags: amused creations, amusedcreations, beads, bracelet, faux, Gera Scott, imitation, jewelry, polymer clay, rock, stone
Hee hee 🙂 Couldn’t resist. Gera Scott unveiled a new bracelet design. She calls them Vesuvius BeachStone Bracelets. They truly look like pieces of stone. It was for sale it her Etsy shop, but unfortunately (or is that fortunately) it sold already. Beautiful work Gera 🙂
20 Aug 2009
in Misc., Tips & Trick
Tags: butterflies, butterfly, color, colors, design, designs, feathers, fish, flower, flowers, inspiration, inspire, scales, stone, sunset, texture, textured, textures, wings
When I’m feeling artistically blocked and my muse has taken an unexpected vacation, I like to look to nature for inspiration. I recently found a seller on Etsy that uses butterfly wings to make jewelry (all butterflies passed of natural causes). I had never seen so many gorgeous colors and designs ! If only I could cane. I’d go crazy using the designs as a pattern.
Another source of caning inspiration are pictures of flowers.
And what about leaves? You can cane them or use the actual leaf for an impression in your clay.
Take a look around your back yard or favorite hiking trail. You can get some amazing texture off of stones & rocks.
A more unusual inspiration comes from fish scales. They come in so many colorful combination.
And what about a simple sunset? Imagine this as a Skinner Blend!
Then there are exotic bird feathers.
I hope these inspire you to create something wonderful 🙂