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BETH’S MOM…

This polymer clay pendant is for my sister-in-law Beth.  I used the same techniques that were used in making the first pendant, namely a photo transfer.  Premo clay was used and well as Ranger’s Sepia Accent which I recently discovered is no longer being made :>(

 Alice was quite a stunning gal don’t you think!

Yesssss…………

Well, there is no blubber about this…I am so excited, I am taking a class tomorrow at Darbella Studio in Hollis NH !  We will be making clay cutters from brass strips.  I will post the fruits of my labor next week!  You can be sure that Lady Liberty will probably be in the mix.  I just found out about the class this morning and I have been dancing all day I am so thrilled.  Oh, that silly picture of me was at Mystic Seaport…Jan tried to lock me in there, but I managed to slip out.  Hummm, was she referring to my blubber?

Heirloom photo transfer…

This pendant is the first I have made using a photo transfer.  The entire pendant is polymer clay…after printing the picture with an inkjet printer, I applied a thin even layer of Sculpey Translucent Liquid Scupley to the photo.  I then cured the clay with a heat gun. After it was cured, I soaked the picture in warm soapy water for one minute…then I peeled the paper off the back of the clay image.  The next step is to place the image onto some white clay that is rolled out thin and slightly larger than the transfer. After that is baked, I made a frame for the pendant from black Premo clay.  After the pendant was complete, I covered the transfer with a thin layer of Sepia Accents, a dimensional gloss medium made by Ranger.

The entire instructions can be found at  http://www.sculpey.com/projects/heirloom-photo-transfer-pendants   this was a fun project and now I have to make another one for a friend.  Does anyone know who this lovely lady is…if so, let me know!  She is quite stunning!

A BIRD NAMED “BLU”…

I had a bird and her name was Blu…she’s a bird of happiness and a good bird too.  This little Steampunk bluebird is flying off to a friend that has had almost two years sadness in her life. I am hoping that Blu will make her smile!  Blue is only 2  1/4 ” long, made from Premo polymer clay with various watch parts to help her fly.  “If I had wings no one would ask me could I fly…”

EYE OF THE TIGER….

I named this pendant “Eye of the Tiger”.  Had some left over museum quality glass eyes from my bird carving days and decided to incorporate it into one of my clay creations.  Also used a screw brad, eyelets filled with Stickles, some pins and various watch parts.  Here’s looking at you…

And, the winner is….

At 3 PM, Kinzee put her paws in the bag and the winner of the Queen of Hearts Pendant is : “The Scrap Yard”…please send me an email with your address and I will have your pendant in the mail tomorrow!  Thanks to everyone that left a comment on my blog.  I will have another give-away next month so keeping watching. A special thank you goes to Tammy Tutterow who sent some of you folks to my blog.  Check out Tammy’s blog, it is AWESOME!

DEADLINE TOMORROW….

Tomorrow is the last day for the give-away…just saying… I will be drawing the winner, excuse me, Kinzee will be drawing the winner at 3PM EST.  Thanks for visiting my blog!