Wednesday, 23 September 2009

The Sweetest Thing

Madame Butterfly
Originally uploaded by beetreebyme
I wanted to share with you all the work of one of my fellow Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy members, M.E. of BeeTreebyme.

She creates the most gorgeously detailed and intricate pendants and beads. This little beauty, titled Madame Butterfly, is one of my all time favourites. I love the colours and the wonderful details in her dress and wings.

This attention to detail is evident in all her work and is quite astounding. From incredible petals, to tendrils of vines and tiny fans held in the hands of her delicate Fairies. Amazing.

You have to have a look at her Etsy Store : and just lose yourself in her garden of delights.

Flowers, fruit, tiny pumpkins and beautiful Fairies all abound there.


Monday, 21 September 2009

A Little Of What You Fancy....

...Does you good!

I really felt like doing some Mokume Gane with silver leaf, simply because I had not done any in ages.

Sometimes it does you the world of good to revisit an old favourite and I was really happy with the way these turned out.

Lovely shades of Lilac, Teal and Aqua with the silver leaf just showing through. The colours went really well with each other and after masses of sanding and buffing, the beads just glow!

Hope you all like them as much as I do!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Normal Service Will Be Resumed......

Originally uploaded by Pips Jewellery Creation soon as someone sends me a few more hours to add to each day!

Well August is over and the children are back at school again. The house seems overly large (not an easy thing as it is very small!) and very quiet without them.

Now it is time to get back into the routine of work again. Trying to spend more hours at the clay table, get my stock levels up ready for the Christmas rush and trying very hard not to play!

I have needed to develop more of a "production line" attitude to making the jewellery, which I hate doing, but I need much, much more stock if I am going to get through the next four months. I have 19 Craft Fairs between now and mid December - yes NINETEEN!!!

That is a lot of stock! So playing is definitely not on the agenda. January will be a time to have a rest and play with some new designs, but for now I need to just work, work and perhaps do a little more work!

The picture is of my Curve Necklace (more on Flickr if you want to see the matching bracelet and earrings). This is using Dan Cormier's Cutting Edge Technique. The man is a genius in my humble opinion!

Now, must get back to the clay table....