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    Just Steampunk! Vol. 1, 2011

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MINI FAIRY MUSHROOM HOUSE

I have been watching a lot of Jake Folgers YouTube videos.  Here is a mini mushroom fairy house that is only 1″ tall, inspired by Jake.  Check out his channel!  The mushroom is made from Sculpey®III polymer clay and enclosed in a mini glass cloche.2017-mushroom 

SHATTERED BUT NOT BROKEN…

This heart is going to a woman in my town that was the victim of domestic abuse.  I found some pieces of a broken windshield in a parking lot and thought I could use them in my art. This pendant reminds me that peoples hearts can be shattered but not broken.  I hope that this woman’s heart is no longer shattered. The heart was made from Sculpey ® Souffle polymer clay and sealed with Beacon’s™ Fast Finish Decoupage.

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THIS OLE TICKER…

Here’s my February Makin’s Clay® project, just in time for Valentine Day. Coming in at a little bigger than a quarter, this pendant is sure to take a lickin and keep on tickin all with a little help from Beacons™ Tacky Glue. Head over to Makinsclayblog.blogspot.com for complete instructions.2017-this-ole-ticker-wm

CHOPPERS…

My friend Cindi’s son Thomas was in Florida and saw some cool steampunk figures, took some pictures and told his Mom he thought I would like them.  So here’s what I created from the pictures that inspired me to make Choppers, my Makin’s Clay® steampunk piranha.  Choppers is a little over 12″ long and in the weeks that it took to make him I was also able to calm him down so he does not bite. My favorite adhesives Beacon’s™ Tacky Glue and Beacon Quick Grip™ were used in the process.

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THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE…

I like making Bottles of Hope…if they put a smile on the face of a cancer survivor or make someone that is very ill smile, then my hope is complete. After seeing a fellow Makin’s Design Team member cover a light bulb shaped bottle I knew I had to make one myself.  I started with a very small round bottle and shaped it into a light bulb using Makin’s Clay®.  I added a small piece of ball chain for realism. It measures just over 2 inches tall. What fun! Here’s to making someone’s day a little brighter!2017-lightbulb 

CASTLE…

Inspired by watching some of Jake Folgers YouTube videos of fairy houses on little rocks, I decided to take a rock, a little smaller than a golf ball, and make a little castle on it. My wife brought back this rock from Stonehaven Scotland. She found it near the Dunnottar Castle, a 14th century castle. My little clay castle is made from Sculpey III® and I added some mica powders to give it a nice tone. Thanks for the inspiration Jake!2017-scotland-dunnottar-castle

THE DOOR TO HOPE…

Here’s my January Makin’s Clay® project. We were asked to make a Bottle of Hope. I covered one of Kinzee’s insulin bottles with Makin’s Clay®, added a turn key on top and used my favorite adhesive Beacon’s™ Tacky Glue to bond the clay to the bottle. I then sealed the bottle with Beacons™ Fast Finish Decoupage. This little bottle went to my friend Lucy, she just had a bone marrow transplant. Head over to Makinsclayblog.blogspot.com for complete instructions.2016-jan16bhp