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.”

2014 09 17 woyww  polymer clay flowers

(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.

2014 09 17 woyww  polymer clay flowers pink

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.

2014 09 17 woyww  polymer clay flowers berries

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.

faux sea glass polymer clay

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.

2014 09 17 woyww  polymer clay flowers purple

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.

2014 09 17 woyww  fall fabrics

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

Happy creating!

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17 thoughts on “WOYWW – Flourishing Polymer Clay

  1. Awesome to see you embroiled in so many projects! Can’t wait to see the sweaters, but I especially can’t wait to see what you do with the prunes! 😀

  2. Great post – love your clay makes. It will be interesting to see how you transform the ‘prunes’ . And the faux sea glass is beautiful – very much like the glass we find on the beaches here in Scotland. We are enjoying a late summer but nature seems to be a bit confused with flowers blooming late and trees starting to change colour. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #62

  3. Hello – what a lot you have going on! Lovely makes. I love green sea glass so like your faux ones.Happy WOYWW Anne x #32

  4. That’s not really a splurge 🙂 x4 sweaters for $100 – bargain if you ask me! It is cool here in NYC too – boo and bye bye Summer. Love the beads and flowers, you are so talented. I’d love you as a friend / aunt / etc 🙂 Cx #68

  5. Hi Sandy, happy WOYWW….what fabulous peices you are creating, the rough up of the necklace looks great, I’ll be back to see it finished. Beautiful wool fabric, you are on the ball getting ready for winter…have me wondering how hot it will be in this new house, but lovely days at present. Cheers RobynO#27

  6. I love the jewelry you make, and can’t wait to see the finished winter wardrobe. Have a lovely week, Chris # 29

  7. Your polymer items are very beautiful. I like the necklace that may be made and the idea of the crystals doing supporting roles. The branch is so neat…I would like to see what project it will be showed off on!

    Thanks for sharing! Have a good week. Hugs, Kathy Jo #41

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