Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Green is the New Black

        Continuing with the trend  of pulling in some of the beads that are already made and piling up in my studio, tonight I put together this green polymer clay necklace on distressed brown leather. Whenever I’m making a batch of beads – using a variety of techniques including mokume gane, Stroppel […]

Clay Every Day – 1 week in!

This is the 7th day of my Clay Every Day project.  I considered taking a break from claying and blogging every 7th day, but decided that, though there will be days when I won’t get the chance, I won’t do it on a regular schedule. That said, I actually did not touch any raw clay […]

Clay Every Day Project – Day 6

Today was a productive Clay Day at Nee Nee Ree Beads!  After gathering a lot of the beads from my studio and seeing how much I need to do, I knuckled down and did a lot of polishing and put together a few new jewelry pieces. Here’s the beads I polished:   And here’s what […]

So Many Half Finished Projects

After having the summer off from my regular job and having plenty of time to craft and make beautiful polymer clay creations, I’ve recently returned to work and my time is at a premium.   The ideas keep flowing, but I’ve found I haven’t been finishing things…   so I have a plethora of unfinished […]

Daily Clay – Day 5

This is day 5 of my Clay Every Day project!  I’m not real impressed with my results so far – mostly because I’ve not been doing a lot each day (after working and fixing dinner, etc) AND because I’m continuing to work with clay and not doing the finishing work needed to create new pieces. […]

A Day for Clay – Day 4

Thank goodness I didn’t specify HOW MUCH claying I would do every day as part of my Clay Every Day project.  Busy day today, so I carved out a few minutes this evening to make these:   Of course, until we get a  new stove/oven, they won’t be baked.  I never tire of jelly rolls/spirals. […]

Clay Every Day – Day 3

This morning, as I was about to make healthy pancakes for breakfast, my stove died.  It’s been on it’s last leg for quite some time and we’ve been putting off getting a new one for no good reason.  So, not only is no cooking happening here (other than microwaving, crock potting, and grilling), there’s no […]

Another Day, Another Clay

Another favorite technique is mokume gane (prounounced mock-you-may-gone-nay).  It involves stacking layers of contrasting colors of clay,  making impressions in the stack with different shaped objects, then slicing off layers of colorful clay to uncover beautiful patterns.  Here’s my latest attempt.  Again, I haven’t cured any of this yet and it will have an even […]

Clay Every Day – Day 1

As part of my plan to improve my art, I am proposing to Clay Every Day – and to post about it as often as possible.  I got this idea from a book I ran across  365: A Daily Creativity Journal: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life  and was inspired by.   By keeping […]

A New Career Path

Though still working a “regular job”, it’s become my goal to become a real polymer clay artist.  I am relatively new to this medium, but can’t seem to get enough of it!  Follow my journey here as I work to  learn new techniques and develop my skills.  I’ve made a good start, but have so […]