Happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday everyone!

2015 07 01 woyww extruder dragon

On this week’s work desk, you might not be able to tell, but I am working on dragon number 25. Those blue stripy things you see on the center tile are actually polymer clay. They are strings of clay that have been extruded with the tool that’s to the right of the tile, the black one with the handle.

To the right of that on top of the white case you’ll see a log of various blues and greens. That is clay of the same type that went into the extruder and then it comes out with all these shades and variations in color. Those are going to go onto this week’s dragon.  Check back on Thursday to see the final results!

Also on the lower right corner of the table you can see five copper stacking rings that I made with my soldering set up. It was great playing with fire again, as I’ve missed it since my lampworking days.

This project was quite easy to do, basically you make big jump rings and then solder the seams closed. And then you use texturing hammers to shape them and give them different textures.

copper stack rings

If you’d like to learn how to make some for yourself, the class is free over at Craftsy. It’s Micro Torch Basics. The teacher, Kate Richbourg, is excellent and goes into far more detail than I’d expect in a free class.  Of course, the class accomplished its purpose.  It made me want to (a) run out and buy a torch, and (b) sign up for more of her classes! I’m already planning my next soldering project. 🙂

I hope you all have a very happy and creative What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

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7 thoughts on “WOYWW-Extruded Polymer Clay & Copper Rings

  1. Ooh, I like the rings. And that must be a water dragon coming up, with all the beautiful blues. Nice!

  2. Since I love my Pandora stacking rings, I immediately loved your copper stacking rings. They are so artisan and unique! Wearable art. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #46

  3. Hmm, can’t wait to see the final result on Thursday. I love the colours so I’m sure it’s going to be a gorgeous dragon.
    Love the copper rings too. Well done you! I bet you enjoyed yourself there.
    Have a great week,

  4. Those rings look wonderful and that bead smith in the corner I watched a video to it wow that takes PATIENCE to create with but I’m sure once you get the hang of it, it becomes super easy
    hugs Nikki 6

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