Maybe the ongoing, neverending (seemingly) winter is finally getting to me. All of my Etsy clay finds this week appeal to the odd side:
|Fairy Cat Sculpture by DragonStarArt||Faux Gauge Earrings by SweetlyART|
|Steampunk Owl Box by WhippetTales||Little|
Here’s a tutorial for quick Valentine’s Day gift for your bestie: a split heart necklace where you each take half. You can texture the heart, add paint, canes or leave it simple. You could make the charms to go on …
Holly of Hollyrocks has a great Valentine’s (or, really, any day) project: mended heart brooches. As she comments in her post, a lot of us have ambivalence on Valentine’s Day so here’s a bit of a nod to that.…
Sometimes people have the neatest ideas for clay things: dice shaped wall hooks. This would be so cute for your game room or study. Melissa uses a combination of polymer clay and white acrylic paint to make a great …
For the last minute gift givers, here’s some great Valentine’s Day ideas:
|Necklace and Earrings by PolganiStudio||Potted Succulents Earrings by bytherockandweed|
|I Love You Decoration by SkyeArt||Cat Lover Cutlery by radaJOYdesign|
Renee from Cute Simple Stuff offered these nifty earrings and a video tutorial on how to make them. They have the whole heart thing going on but skipped the regular red puffy version and went for a different take.
Lindsay from Delighted Momma has a cute bracelet tutorial with candy heart beads made from clay. I always love people’s candy heart beads because it’s such a natural project to do with clay. One tip: if you’re mixing pastels for …
I spent a chunk of Sunday afternoon making the monarch butterfly cane in the mosaic above. That put me in the mood to see what the other caners were up to on Flickr. And it turns out there was neat …
Emjay, a clayer who shares the same birthday as me (although, ahem, I’m a tad older), has a nifty February craft: a fingerprint heart charm. She’s got the right idea here with the Studio clay… you’ll want something soft …
Polymer clay to brighten your home up:
|Ring Bowl by FlowerTownOriginals||Switchplate Cover by Peggers|
|Decorative Mirror by 2bSmitten||Napkin Rings by TheLittleDearies|
This tutorial for a paw printed decorated bottle / vase uses Fimo Air. You could use the Sculpey version (which is nifty stuff, I haven’t had the chance to try the Fimo Air yet myself) or you could do this …
One of my favourite polymer clay artists, Sherri Kellberg, has a tutorial up on Sculpey.com. The 3 segment necklace uses a rich combination of metallic clay, powders and leafing pen. You could absolutely do this with a black base or …
I spend a lot of my claying life making beads and polymer clay jewellery – always good to see what other clayers are up to!
Shireen Nadir says she’s just starting out with the clay but I think she’s doing some decent work despite the new factor. She shares a recent project that combines the clay and a knitting motif into an interesting channel bracelet.…
Amy of ThenSheMade has this great tutorial for an interesting heart necklace with nice details and movement. The pendant has a combination of elements while still having that important clay thing going on.
Photo from ThenSheMade which is full of …
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