I've been itching to add some fringe to a piece since learning bead embroidery, but up until this moment, the pieces have been complete without added fringe. This new pin was fine without it, but adding the fringe gave it a flirty quality that I like a lot. You can find more information about the pin in my Etsy shop listing.
I haven't really done much in the way of polymer clay work since returning home from vacation. To get my feet wet, I made a project just for me:
Making holes in clay can be a tricky business. If you do it while the clay is uncured, you risk distorting the shape as the needle tool pushes through the project. But, if you drill holes after you bake the piece, you risk breakage. Online research suggested I use hand drills. So, off I toddled to Lowe's to buy a set of drill bits. I made some handles from scrap clay decorated with cane slices. Now I can make holes easily in a controlled manner.
~~~In the studio, Al Stewart's on the stereo - the stuff he's been playing while on tour with Dave Nachmanoff is wonderful. (Nachmnoff's guitar playing is some of the best I've ever heard.)
It's time to start making more of what sold during our trip. The leaf pod necklaces were very popular. These four are currently listed in my shop:
My newest clay pendants were also a huge hit. I've got three made and should have them listed early next week.
As you know, there's always something going on in my studio. Earrings are up next. Stay tuned...
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