Art, art, Beads, cardboard, cards, Crafts, necklaces, Photys, Polymer Clay, Scottish Borders

Support your local Flower/Produce Show

Today I entered 6 categories and got prizes in 5! Yay!!
There were some lovely flowers, vegetables, crafts, baking and floral art and the childrens section had great collections of seeds, wild flowers, herbs, mini-gardens and vegetable animals!! Chewbacca makes a winning gingerbread character…

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Beads, Crafts

Cabinet at Runcorn Framers… nice

Well I’m back, sorry it’s been so long…  the head elf has been filling up a cabinet at the lovely Runcorn Framers in err… Runcorn. Big Beads, teeny cupcakes, mirrors, pens, cupcake and pirate earrings plus more are all nestled between lots of other great craftwork in this super cool framers and gift shop. Hop on down to get something for your own stocking.

my filled cabinet at Runcorn Framers
my filled cabinet at Runcorn Framers
Art, Beads, Crafts, Folksy, necklaces, Polymer Clay, Shops

BIG beads – jolly eh!

Been busy making loads of these big fellahs for a wee while now and only recently finished turning some of them into necklaces. A couple are already being worn about town and one has even been away to the Carribean!
So two more are ready now and listed today on the wee folksy shop

Big Bead Necklace in Imperial Pearly Purples Big Bead Necklace in Oranges 'n' Yellows 'n' Reds

Mixed BIG beads

Folksy, pens, Polymer Clay, Shops

polymer clay covered pens – first go

After a couple of false starts with melting and “exploding” varieties of pen I finally found that the local Pound Shop had the right stuff. So all the back to school displays can be worth having a look through!
And I have to say I am now hooked. Yes, I know every new method or technique that I master (or at the very least enjoy and have a little success with) become my obsession, for a while.
These are my first 9 plain Bic stick pens, finished. Jolly! Now I am off to get some more done in a more organised fashion and hopefully they will be in my online shop(s) soon. 😉
pens 1
pens 2
pens 3

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out the oven – works in progress

Here is a wee glimpse of what I get up to, in those moments in betweeen snooping for a real job and looking at The Daily Squee! Buttons, magnets, mirrors and some odd uncatogorised thingies. Polymer clay is my friend (apart from days when it all ends up as a grey lump –  although this is still useful…?) Get thee to the wee shop for some of these and others.

out the oven

fresh out the oven as well

Art, Beads, Crafts, Polymer Clay

Fresh Out the Oven

My first batch of buttons, polymer clay moulded onto metal covers with a shank at the back. These need a bit of attention to remove little burs and flecks, mibbe polish the white stars/hearts too? (finished size = 22mm diameter)
Having got myself an oven thermometer I discovered today that my little fan oven, kept for craft work, was running about 20°C below the indicated temperature!! This explains the crumbling and snapping of my last set of beads and whatnots (I had blamed some “old” clay). So the moral of the story is, always check – the display could be lying.

Button Set

So here’s the complete collection with the white areas sanded and buffed for a nice shine!
shiny finished buttons