Friday, June 24, 2011

Mostly Purple Polymer Clay

Our farmer's market is on the square this year, very convenient for us as we live less than half a block from the square. It's every thursday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM...the day and time is a little strange but it works for me. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to have fresh homegrown vine ripened delicious tomatoes... so yummy!!  I didn't want to appear greedy, they only had two beer flats full so I controlled myself and  bought 4 big ones.... we came home, I sliced one, we gobbled it down and then consumed a second...  to heck with the greed,  I send hubby back for more.  I  also purchased 3 zucchini, a container of blackberries, a loaf of homemade cinnamon raisin bread, a dozen homemade donuts, a couple caramel brownies and a couple cherry crumble thingies.   The lady who makes pepper jelly wasn't there  and I didn't find any apple butter... maybe next week..  That is the day I have eye surgery but it's in the morning so maybe by afternoon I can still make the farmer's market.

My muse was in a purple mood this week,  Here's what I made

Click on the photos for a closer look.

Mixed media pendant, the frame is woven colored wire and beads.  The bird silhouette is on purple clay, sealed with Kato liquid.  The Swaroski rhinestone catches the light for a bit of sparkle.

I had purple clay left over from my mixed media purple cats so I made these.  The swan silhouette is sealed with a thin layer of liquid Kato.

I am still mixing Pardo Art Clay with Kato pearl, I love the shine it has when sanded and buffed. The pendant on the left is made from left over scraps from the one on the right.

These were made from a small kali cane of purple and yellow. I used the end piece from the cane on the middle tile.  I added Swarovski rhinestones for a little glitz.  Did you know you can sand rhinestones? It smooths off the points and gives them an opal-like look like the ones in the centers of the square tiles.... just make sure they are firmly embedded in the clay.  

Mostly blue with purple accents, made from solid colors and striped canes. I like to cut shapes and assemble them in layers.

and just for fun, mirror image cabochons from Jackie cane ends.  Don't you think these would be pretty beaded or wrapped with wire? 

I'm thinking green for tomorrow, Thanks for looking. 


  1. These are all really great! The bottom photo is fantastic!! Can imagine many of these in gorgeous wire wrapping with crystals... you do such beautiful work...must see photos of some finished pieces!! :))) Hope your surgery goes really well... let us know as soon as you are able...

  2. Lovely work! I especially like the mirror image cabochons from Jackie's cane ends. Looking forward to seeing how they will be used. Best Wishes with your eye surgery.

  3. Beautiful work! All of them are wonderful, I especially love the bottom two in the second picture! Hope your eye surgery goes well.

  4. I am wowed! Purple of course is my favorite color and you made such beautiful creations with it.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery with your surgery.

  5. Thanks for all the well wishes, I am looking forward to seeing clearly again.


  6. Nice work, BJ!! God, please bless my friend BJ during her surgery tomorrow, and be the hands and the mind of her doctor. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.