Meet Bertram, the newest member of my family of polymer clay creations.
He began as a trial project from Dawn Schiller’s new book FaeMaker. I made the head pretty much like her instructions, but then went off in my own direction, deciding to do a steampunk kind of guy.
First I made him some cool, steampunk-type boots.
Then I made him a top hat and added all kinds of fun bits and pieces from my collection.
The birdies, who obviously love Bertie, needed a place to live, so the birdhouse came next. They are patiently waiting to move in.
The purple brocade for his vest was a leftover from Christmas stockings I made a few years back. His pants are from a very nice wool pinstripe that I picked up as a remnant ages ago but never had enough to make anything from it. There was plenty for Bertram’s pants, though!
Oh, and lest I forget to give credit where credit is due, I got the idea for the pipes on the birdhouse from Christi Friesen’s Steampunkery.
You may have noticed that I’ve been having a blast with polymer clay lately. It almost makes me thankful that my lampwork studio was rendered unusable by a yet-to-be-completed renovation. Almost. 🙂
Next up? A few papercrafting projects, another jewelry making video and a blue polymer clay dragon.