Crafts, shops

meet my new FOLKSY shop

At last I have taken the plunge and opened a wee Folksy online shop.
You can find me here planetaye.folksy.com.

So far I have 4 items in my shop but this will increase (daily?) as I finish off my recent creative burst! All the polishing and buffing is good for the muscles in one arm!
Magnets, badges and dangly dough hearts – not a bad start. 😉

Planet Aye Folksy online shop

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

Beads, Crafts, Personal, Polymer Clay

Beadz!

beadz_babz_baked1I know I shoulda been busy with other things, but in my defence the dishes got washed, making a space to set up the little fan oven. And once you start these it’s hard to stop, bit like sweeties in many respects. Todays crop yielded black and red beads and the two wee hearts, a pair of earrings in fact. Flowers and dolly mixtures have been waiting for a few days. Think I’ll be making more of these now I have the temperature and timing  sorted.