Happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday once again, everyone!
The weather is already quite fall-like here in southern Massachusetts. Much too early!
As they say, “Winter is coming.”
(Click on any of the pics for a closer look.)
Anyhow, my workdesk this week is happy busy. I’ve gotten back to working through Christi Friesen’s book, Flourish. She got loads of ideas for using polymer clay to create flowers, buds, branches and all kinds of things that look like they might grow in nature.
The pink flowers make me think of ranunculous blossoms. That one will be a pendant, as there’s a stringing channel on the back.
The branch is, well, just a branch. No stringing hole, no idea what I’ll do with it. But I love how the unmixed bits of clay add to the look.
Above the tile are some pods, they’re interesting, but not really my thing, I’ve decided.
These berries were made with translucent polymer clay, embossing powders and some pastel dust. They’re waiting to be wired up into bunches (like in the top photo.) They might make a nice fall brooch.
Above the berries & leaves are my burnt polymer clay beads that I told you about last week. I’m still planning to paint them with Swelligant paints & patinas. For now they’re just weird looking pruney things.
Oh, and the video tutorial for how to make these faux sea glass beads (and a bracelet with the beads) went up on Monday if you’re interested in giving it a try.
This photo shows that my artistic abilities clearly do NOT lie in the area of drawing.
But, a rough sketch gets the job done. I was just trying to figure out how I’d like to string up these three purple flower clay pieces with beads into a necklace. As you can see, there are several different Swarovski crystal beads auditioning for supporting roles. The pearls will definitely go in, and perhaps some little brass beads.
I promise better pics once the piece is done.
Finally, did I mention that the weather has cooled off significantly here? That got me shopping for some nice wool knits for sweaters. I splurged at Mood Fabrics and Vogue Fabrics for this stack of goodies.
Actually, it’s not such a splurge if you figure that $101.01 got me enough for four quality wool sweaters. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself.
That’s it for today. Wondering why I shared a photo of my desk? Well, it’s What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday, the day we all go play over at Julia’s and take a peek at what other creative folks have on their desks. Join us, if you dare. muwahahaha