Thursday, 31 March 2011
It's a place where you can show your work within galleries, you can chat to like minded crafters and enjoy seeing other peoples work.
There some amazing talents on there and I recommend joining.
The link is here
Saturday, 19 March 2011
I started off with the old favourite random planets and stuck to my favourite colour, green. I made a faux agate pendant and small tiles for earrings. In the mix was some lovely bronze clay which really shines now that they are varnished. However the before picture is shows the true colours better.
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
1. First make a base bead from 'mud' colour. The finished bead will be quite a bit bigger than this bead so take this into account.
2. Make a 'log' from your chosen colours, I chose orange, grey and white here. Put the 'log' into your extruder with a small round die in the end, and begin to extruder the clay.
3. Put the base bead onto a mandrel (this is optional, I just prefer to do it this way) and begin to wind the long thin piece of clay around the base bead.
5. At this stage there is a choice, to leave the bead bumpy or roll it smooth in your hands. If you decide to make it smooth, you will need to pierce the hole again.
6. Bake the beads according to the manufacturers instructions. Once cool they need sanding and buffing.
Here are some more I have made using this method