Happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday once again! I trust all of you with kiddos are back into the school time swing of things. For the past several years when this time rolls around I just smile a little smile to myself and thank the Lord I’m done with all that.
I homeschooled my boys from Kindergarten on up and don’t regret it one bit. It’s one of the most worthwhile things I’ve done with my life.
But, it’s so nice to have more time now for creative pursuits.
Speaking of which….
…. my desk today shows several polymer clay projects. (Click on the photos for a closer look.)
In the upper left is a page from Christi Friesen’s book Flourish. It’s the section on pods, there’s one I’ve started on the white tile in the middle. More to come.
In the center right, behind the pasta machine is a cautionary tale: DON’T BURN POLYMER CLAY. Yup, I zoned out and set my oven at 375° rather than 275°. It’s rather fascinating how they all puffed out and grew into something resembling prunes (they were the same size as the beads on the white paper on the left when they went into the oven.) But we definitely could have done without the toxic fumes, which is what happens when you burn polymer.
So, don’t do it. K?
Here’s what my properly cured faux sea glass beads look like. I’ll have a video up on Monday showing how to make them and how to make a bracelet from them.
In the meantime, be sure to check out what other creative people are up to this Wednesday by joining in the blog party over at Julia’s. You will certainly be inspired and may even learn something new.