Archives for August 2010

Polymer Clay Day 73: Retro Square Cane Heart Pendant



This project was super easy. I have tried to get this look a couple of other ways that were not only more complicated, but didn't come out as nice as this one. I love the retro square print. I got the project from Donna Kato's millefiori cane book:
This book has a lot of good information, especially on cane work. It could have better step by step pics in my opinion, but still quite useful. You can get it on Amazon for $12 used!
Happy claying...


Update and Friday Blog Hops…

I promise more clay and tutorials over the weekend. I have been busy schooling myself in HTML. On that topic, here is a wonderful website with free HTML courses. It is interactive and starts at the most base level (which I appreciate). I will keep you posted as I progress through this site. So far I have finished the "Basic HTML" course.

Friday link parties...






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Thursday Blog Hops…

Obviously MARvelous

A Few Clayless days… A Blogger’s Fresh Start…


Not sure what spawned it, but I have delved back into the land of HTML code for the past couple of days. I would like to monetize my blog by doing product reviews and giveaways, and I will only take that dive when I have figured out how to get the exact site design I want (without paying hundreds of dollars to some very talented designer to do it for me :). Gotta be a good steward of the finances I am blessed with, and my situation just doesn't have room for that kind of expense.

I will figure this out, oh yes. What do you think of my new header design I plan to implement? Seriously. Click it for a bigger view. I have been looking at it so long that it appears to be melting at this point. Feedback appreciated. I will be back to clay soon! Blessings...

Polymer Clay Day 72: "Love Today" Pendant



Designs on both sides... fancy, I know. I have never used this type of frame. Picked it up at Michaels for 1.29. Made a sheet of clay to fit and stamped with black solvent ink. EASY.
Had a beautiful day hanging out with my grandparents. We listened to an Andy Stanley podcast. If you want some relevant to your life, entertaining yet poignant messages on spirituality and Christ's love, check him out. His podcasts are free, and they truly enhance my life and bring peace. I have listened to several of the various sermons over the past 2 weeks during my morning runs, and feel renewed. You don't have to be a Christian to benefit from his talks, as he gives practical applications to better your life wether or not you think the Bible is true. Check him out here.
Be love...

Polymer Clay Day 71: "Awesome in Power" Pendant



This is a continuation of Tuesday's clay theme, inspired by the Chris Tomlin and Toby Mac concert I attended last night. Again, I made the image in Photoshop and worked it into this polymer clay creation. The concert was wonderful, and totally worth the state fair poo smell and severe heat. I woke up morning of with food poisoning and was certain I would not be going to the show. Some prayer, a nap, Tylenol cold, and praise music later, I knew I would regret not going. By the time Chris Tomlin was half way through his first song, I had forgotten I was sick. Toby Mac put on quite the performance as well, and watching the lil' kids dance and sing along with him was priceless.

Thursday Blog Hops…

I am hopping on Thursday this week. I have met some great bloggers this way. Check them out, yo...


Obviously MARvelous

Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop

Polymer Clay Day 70: "Our God Is Greater" Pendant


Today's project stems from my excitement about tomorrow night's Chris Tomlin and Toby Mac concert I am attending with my momma, and awesome friend Shannon. I am giddy. I never thought I would see the day that there would be a concert my mother and I would both want to attend. Her with her Celion Dion obsession, me with my grunge, alternative rock, techno, ani difranco thing I have going. Leave it to Jesus to bring us together at a Christian rock concert. He is our glue.
Here is Chris Tomlin's "Our God is Greater"...


Polymer Clay Day 69: AA Circle Triangle Image Into Clay Pendant



I knew this day was coming. I designed an image in photoshop, then incorporated into my clay creation. Exciting. Now my head is spinning with ideas. Wouldn't it be cool to take a photo, or a doggie picture, give it a vintage effect and make a pendant from it? Ideas?
Tuesday Link ups I am linking...
Tuesday Tag-Along

Custom Photos To Oil Painting!

Here is what I worked on yesterday, and the reason there was no clay post...

I turned these photos to oil paintings in photoshop. These two love the camera! Clay post coming soon...