I'm determined to stick to my New Years resolution of keeping his blog reasonably up to date, so I thought I'd better make a start.
My lovely wonderful hubby gave me some great new polymer clay tools & goodies for xmas, so I've been busy using my shiny new pasta machine and tools to make some new creations. As I love heart shapes, I've decided to make a collection of hearts for 2010. These are some of the first for this year.
White clay heart with pink & black swirls
I'm really proud of this heart - I spent quite a while sanding it smooth so it didn't need varnish, as I wanted to give it a matt finish. The small swirly dots are raised to give the heart a really unusual bumpy appearance. It's currently for sale in my Folksy shop
This heart is a slightly more elongated shape
I love the combination of hot pink & black, so I was really tempted to keep this for myself, but I have so many pieces I can't bear to part with I don't have room for them all, so this one is also for sale on Folksy
This heart has also been sanded to a smooth finish, and polished to a soft satin shine. Polymer clay is a very tactile material, and I sometimes feel that this quality is lost a bit when varnish is used.
I have embedded the black & white swirls into this pendant, so it has a smooth appearance.
Stripey orange heart
This heart I have made using an dark yellow and dark pink Skinner blend with only a slight colour graduation. The stripey 'zipper' canes over the heart have been embedded for a smooth finish, although they do look to be raised in the photo - an optical illusion!!
I'm going to put this pendant onto a snake chain rather than a ribbon I think. It's not up for sale yet, but will be soon!
Anyway, that's all from me for now!