Tuesday, 31 August 2010

More of the old creations

Hi everyone!
I won't write much today, because I'm really tired after work, and i just couldn't get myself to make or do anything :( I will probably be more crafty productive next week as I'm starting my almost two weeks holiday from Friday! Whoop whoop! :D So today i will just post some pictures of my a bit better clay things and hopefully i will make something new tomorrow :)

These are my first biscuits and cookies. As you can see i was trying to achieve this realistic cookie texture and colour but it didn't work out :D Maybe the one on top middle is the best one but rest is just crap :D But i must just say for my defence: I'm still learning! :D I use silicone bought in B&Q as a cream and i made a mistake by varnishing it! It's just gone yellow after some time. So now i know: not to varnish silicone anymore :) The one thing i found hard to achieve was to keep little details firmly attached into silicone. They seem to fall out after some time, especially if i use these as a phone charm etc. I'm planning to use soft plastic glue to keep them in place. I just need to buy it :P yeah, in the future...

I think this was my first fun with making ice creams, cream and 3D paint as sauce :) I bought these small size wine (?) glasses in charity shop one day (i still check charity shops for more mini glasses :P ) and i decided to make some kind of dessert. And i still haven't figure out how to decorate cream with 3D paint so it would look realistic :( I've got two more of these glasses so i will try something different in the future .

I also tried to make some bitten chocolates :) I like to decorate them with little dollop of cream and i don't know why, i like to stick mini flower in it :P I know it doesn't look like real chocolate, but i just like it that way ^__^" The funny thing is that the big heart had a cream on top too. I attached itwith my bag char to my travel bag a month ago when i was going home to Poland. When i came back it was already gone! I think i lost it on the plane! :P So this is next thing to figure out: how to attach silicone cream firmly to already baked clay :)

And this is some more of my sweet jewellery. Smiley clouds, dolly mix necklace and ice cream set :D I've spent ages looking for tiny wooden sticks and randomly i found thin coffee stirrers on eBay :D I just cut two ends off and use the rest of it as a stirrers for resin or other things. Nothing is wasted in nature! :D

Hope you'll enjoy reading it! :) I will try to make some new things soon as i gave rest of things i made to girls i work with :)

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Day two - my first Fimo creations.

I've been thinking what I should write today or what to show on pictures. I didn't have much time as i was working all day :( and i was really tired. So i decided to show you my first polymer clay creations. I've started playing with Fimo around year ago and i haven't got bored of it yet :) I actually don't remember how i got into polymer clay. I think i saw some hand made earrings on eBay and i thought: "wait a minute, if they can do it, i could do it too." And so i bought loads of fimo colours, as well as metallic and transparent clay, and i started creating. I remember looking at some ice cream charms or cake pieces, and i was wondering: how the hell did they make this cream so perfect? :D
Now i now: fake whip cream!

These are my very first Fimo charms. I still have them! They are not very perfect so i couldn't use them to make bracelets or something like  that, because they just don't look professional :D I remember how i tried to copy icing on the doughnut! Haha! No i know that i have to use fake liquid icing (like 3D paint) not polymer clay! And i spent ages trying to make little cream dollop on top of cake piece! And now i know that its easier to use silicone, fake cream or just mould. But as some say: "You learn every day" :)

 Now this is something random. I wanted to make little bag charm. You can't see it on picture, but it's all covered in black tiny hair from dust. Yeah, I'm still learning how to prevent dust sticking to your clay while varnishing it :( 

Now these are my first earrings made from Fimo. At the beginning i was obsessed with little cute skulls. As you can see i was planning to sell some of them,but sadly it never happened... These pink little buttons are nor Fimo actually :P They are just buttons glued onto silver plated studs. Just another idea, but i think many people has done it before :P
And here are my more professional attempts :D I tried to make polymer clay feathers and join them with silver plated findings.
This is my first "reduced" polymer clay starting kit. I think i bought about 30 Fimo blocks and i still have them! :D Now I'm just using white clay with little bit of colour. As you can see i didn't buy any expensive tools. I got cutting knife from my boyfriend. I used dart to make holes :) I got little icing plungers and a tool for making icing flowers petals. And a funny thing: this white and brown thing on the bottom is (i think) porcupine spine :D I found it in my boyfriend's stuff and i started using it (don't ask me how he got it, i don't know :D ) It's actually really useful thing. It's very thin on one end and thicker o the other one. And please don't tell me it's animal cruelty! :D No animal was hurt! :D

Saturday, 28 August 2010

My first post! :)

This is my first entry on my new blog! I'm soooo exited! I actually don't know how i should do it, so i will just follow my heart! :D

I have already edited page about me. I don't know if it's OK, i will probably add some other things later on, if i will remember :P

So my first entry will be about candy sprinkles. Yes, fake sprinkles. I know, it sounds weird and maybe funny. I was looking on Internet for some fake candy sprinkles that i could use in resin jewellery, but i couldn't find anything i liked. The only ones i found were metallic coated mini beads on eBay and Etsy. But they appeared to loose they coating after putting them into resin. So i had to find something different. And so after reading through Petite Cafe Otete Blog i found that she makes her own sprinkles!! So this idea of making your own candy sprinkles is not mine :D She inspired me! Just like her whole blog! :D

First you have to make your sprinkles from polymer clay. I use Fimo clay, just mixing white colour as a base and adding some other colour clay to it. I like pastel colours so i don't add too much colour to it :) I made little round ones and i also rolled long thin stripes to make little "tubes".  It actually takes a lot of time to make them. It took me at least four hours to make these, but it might take less for you, if you want to make just a little bit. I wanted to make more in advance :D And so i suffered! :D Then you have to bake it all in the oven. I put them on the kitchen foil because they don't stick to it.

After you bake it and cool it down for a while (it's still soft when it's warm) you cut the long stripes of clay. The thickness and how long they will be depends on project you want them to use for. You can make them tiny or thicker if you want.

And here you have ready candy sprinkles! Hope this was helpful for some of you! I know it might sound obvious for many of you, but i actually didn't think about it until i found this idea on Otete's blog! Thank you so much for inspiration! :D