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    Just Steampunk! Vol. 1, 2011

    Just Steampunk! Volume 1 2011

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 2, 2012

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 4, 2014

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 5, 2014

  • Just Jewelry Vol. 2, 2015

  • Polymer Cafe Sept/Oct 2015 Vol. 13 No. 6

  • Just Mixed Media Volume 1, 2016

  • PolymerCafe' July/August 2016 Vol. 14 No. 5

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 8 2016

  • Just Mixed Media Vol. 2 2017

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 9 2017

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

Gearing Up For Love…

The 2017 Polymer Clay Adventure has begun, my third year taking these cool online classes.  The first project I did was from Darleen Madden’s class.  Here is my take on it…reminiscent of my favorite artist Laurie Mika’s shrines. I used Sculpey’s® Souffle polymer clay. The wings were made by me from resin castings in a CreateAlong silicone mold called Steampunk.  I threw in some gears, ball chain and called it a day!SAMSUNG CSC