Saturday, 3 January 2009

Just to show the last of..................

....the bits and bobs that I have been making while i have been off work. I now need to go out more often to wear all of the pieces that I have made, mind you saying that I have made a lot for presents and so I don't feel quite so guilty!!!!.



OK so I have been playing with the "paper" version of the ArClay, with some good and some really not so good, and some totally pants results. I have 1 1/2 sheets left and they really are not cheap, and also very small. They are only 7.5cm by 7.5cm so not a lot to play with, and not a lot before you make a mess of it!!!. I have just found a great way to roll the clay even thinner. I've never come across this idea in any of the books i have read or things i have read on the tinternet, it was from a happy accident, as most great eureka moments are, so I am pleased about that.
So this batch of jewellery has been created with lots of stamps, one mould slightly adapted, lots of badger balm and of course my new kiln. Which was great - and now I understand how to do a basic "fire" I'm away, and no stopping me.


The patchwork one to the left - I am really pleased with as I covered a twig with silver paste and then dried it, then built the hanging around it, so when I fired the piece the twig burnt away leaving a hollow twig/tube to thread the necklace through. Also the paper clay hanging with the tree, it looks really nice on, i need to work on this idea more as i want to take it in a different direction, and I have lots of ideas.

Well sadly I am having to go back to work on Monday that two week break seemed to go ohhh to quickly, maybe if I had managed to get out of bed earlier in the morning I may have had more time.
Well here's to a great new year and new idea's and new projects and a new diet boo!!!
,

12 comments:

Dee said...

Love your new projects, think I like the tree most. Dee x

Linda Cain said...

WOW! Terrific stuff here~TFS!
Linda

Sarah said...

wow

I love love love the one with the twig, and the one with the tree

wow wow wow

Katherine said...

These look amazing mounted. What a difference. Love 'em all for different reasons.

Yours Artfully said...

OMG Heidi, you've been so busy, I can't belive you have made so many gorgeous pieces. Me thinks I need one of those kiln thingies after all!!!

Take care, Lin

Minx said...

A turely spectacular array of fab art Jewellery :O)

Anonymous said...

absolutely wowy my Birthday is May 10th but don't think you have to wait that long LOL

SparklesStuff

fuchsia said...

Wow !
Hope I can make something like that x

DF - Heidi said...

Fuchsia you'll be making even better stuff

greer / eggstudio said...

stunning work

Anonymous said...

luv ya necklaces hun they is fab, sue.xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Right Heidi, this does it for me. Lol you will have to start an Etsy store. Surely you cannot wear all of these great pieces yourself, how about flogging some of them off to us lesser mortals. The chunky one just above the tree is my favourite