Donnerstag, 25. April 2013

Bright colours and structures - All the polymer clay

I already showed you the pink and purple version of these beads. Here are another pair I made in this shape. I really like the shape but still one has to be very careful about how thick the polymer clay should be to ensure stability of the bead. I worked with fimo (an effect colour but you can't see it anymore ^^But it is important for all colour effects!). 

And going more into shades of purple and blue. Also with a little bit of pearl shimmer because of the colour of the fimo I used. It is subtle but it is there!

I layered my structures after painting with liquid polymer clay (also fimo) and the added several layers of shiny gloss. This creates this so glas like surface. At a little closer view you may see some of the shine and shimmer of the clay. 

I also want this earring pair to be my part of the AJE challenge this week. Even if I love the green ones, they would be a repetition of my earrings last week. 

There are still a lot of beads waiting to be integrated into earrings... and even more to be the center part of a necklace. But somehow creating necklaces takes me a lot more time. Quite often I stop in the middle of the process just because something I want to be included, maybe just a special kind of jump ring, is missing... not good. But I try to challenge myself more. ^^

Montag, 22. April 2013

Inspirations: Find the heart! (Gwangju, South Korea)

I am not the biggest (or rather no) fan of valentines day. Don't get me wrong, I also don't have anything against it. It just has no personal meaning for me. But when I saw this construction site in gwangju I thought: This would make such a nice valentines day card! ^^

Sonntag, 21. April 2013

Painted cup - swallow

This cup had a big brand sign of a company at the side. When I stumbled over some porcelain pens in black at a reduced price, I took them to try to cover the brand logo. This is why the swallow is rather a big one, the bird had to cover a broad space. A very fast little project :)

I have several cups with brand logos on them. Not that I like that but quite often I like the shape f the cup itself. This is sometimes even more important for me than the look. Now I may just repaint all of them!

Samstag, 20. April 2013

New structures and shapes - some polymer clay stuff again, finally!

It took me a while to get back into the day/night rhythm here in germany. Also my new working / crafting room is still in a state of pure chaos. But I just ached to make things again! Thankfully I can now take part at the AJE challenge as well as their connected collection on pinterest! Hey, that just means I have to pull out my wire and polymer clay (fimo classic) and acrylic paints...! ^^ 

This is my first pair of earrings for the AJE made with polymer clay beads made by me. Can you see the structures and layers of paint? All covered with liquid polymer clay (fimo) and shiny gloss.

The earring challenge from AJE (art jewelry elements, have a look!)

I made some new structure stamps in korea with some strange air drying clay. This clay was very soft and smooth. I don't have anything elft from this clay but it works so great for polymer clay: I really need more! I have to see if I can find it or something similar here in germany. Better than anything else I tried and this includes silicon molds! 

Also I played with new (for me new) shapes. Have a look at my working table :)

Yea, there also will be a green version of this earrings!

I am creating earrings most of the time. Therefor my personal challenge would be to start cresting more necklaces. Here are some of the focals I made and want to use.

I am still not sure what to make out of these but I know I will have to make more of them! The strange shapes has something quite fascinating for me.

...of course more earring studs...

Most of the studs I make I never show you because I always forget to take pictures before they are sold. 

Inspirations: Just smile! (Leipzig)

First real day of spring! Not only did the sun come out and the temperatures were nice, no... also most of the trees showed the first new and fresh green leaves! It made me see als the small things around me again like the smile, like the cat :)

Sonntag, 14. April 2013

Inspirations: A drop of colour (Gwangju, South Korea)

Next to Gwangju is a national park called after the highest mountain there: Mudeung (no, it is not pronounced like it is written in latin letters ^^  Mudeung mountain - 무등산). From the apartment where I stayed it was only five minutes with the bus to go there. I like to explore my surroundings as well as going out in the nature so of course I went there at the weekend. But I got a little cultural shock at my first time! See, during a sunday you can find some young people downton but otherwise the city seems to be sleeping and empty. And there are really no people around because I found them all: At Mudeung mountain! So unbelieveable crowded! 

There I found the first signs of spring as well as this little bird with colours which just pop out against the leafless trees. My digital camera is not the best to take pictures from moving objects (also already several years old... and while I love her, she seems to develop some problems *sigh*) I was able to capture him!


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