Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Still Alive

Sorry for the long silence, I had to have emergency surgery on the 11th and just got home from the hospital a couple days ago...... so I haven't been able to blog or clay.  I should be up and running again soon.  I must be getting better cause I'm starting to clay in my dreams.... maybe my muse will come up with something cool.

My sweet daughter has worked very hard to keep my flower gardens alive even tho the heat here has been terrible.

Hope to see you soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Polymer Clay Border Canes and Beads

It is very HOT here and I don't have much energy... so this will be mostly photos, my mind is mush!

I made a few more border canes and some beads.

Click on the photos for a closer look.

I had several Skinner blend canes and bulls eye canes that I used to make the square cane.

I used scraps from the square cane to start these WIP pieces. See the owl in the mirror image tile?

I used scraps from the blue border cane to make a few beads.

Beads and air filled pendants from border cane # 3

This border cane was made from left over extruded canes from previous border canes. I used the scraps for the pendants. 

I also made Flower Beads. I like using these little flowers on beads and pendants.

I made beads with the cane and then added a row of Forget-me-not flowers.

Forget-me-not flower beads.

I added leaves as well as flowers on these beads and tinted the flowers and leaves with PearlEx.  The background is striped in shades of green.

Another work in progress... I have a lot of those! I backed these stamped pieces for a necklace with variegated Skinner blend polymer clay.

That all the PC for today.... I  have flower photos too.

This is my gazebo with the trumpet flowers in full bloom. It usually attracts several hummingbirds but so far I've only seen one.  Then I discovered that bumblebees drive away hummingbirds and there are gobs of bumblebees and honey bees in the back yard.

The bee balm is at the front of the gazebo and is always a favorite of hummingbirds..... and bees.

Close up of one of the bumblebees..... he didn't like having his picture taken and let me know it..... no wonder the hummingbirds don't like these guys, he didn't have any trouble chasing me away!!

That's it for this week..... thanks for stopping by.