Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Polymer Clay

Today I went Over the Bridge to Barnes and Noble to take a gander at the new beading magazines and stumbled over "The Complete Book of Polymer Clay".

"Hmm," I thought.  "Why not?"

So I bought it and have added it to the stack of books that lie in wait of exploration.  I know what my polymer clay style would be like -- sanded, painted, maybe some transfer work -- it's just getting there, knowing the right kind of clay to use and how to cure it. Or bake it.  Or cook it.  See, I don't even know the proper terminology, I'm that much of a novice!

The lampworking is coming along.  Today I played with BullsEye and even tried working with BullsEye frit and encasing it all.  It looked good going in -- let's see what it looks like coming out.

Tonight, I'm reacquainting myself with yarn and crochet hook and taking it easy.  Who knows what I'll do tomorrow, since Zack is off school for a week of spring break.  But whatever it is, it'll be fun.

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  1. If you ever have any polymer clay questions, please ask! I'm certainly no expert, but I do work with it....a lot.....

  2. Polymer is yet another medium I would love to learn about, there are so many unique things to be created! Looks like a great book!

  3. Lisa Pavelka is one of my two favorite polymer clay artists - I'm sure that will be a great book. (Donna Kato is my other favorite.)

  4. I like the light weight you get for earrings. I've found the glass can be a little heavy,


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