Today is Day #14 of my Clay Every Day Project! It hasn’t been easy to find time every day to work on polymer clay projects and some days I didn’t do much, but I am definitely finding that I’m being more productive, finishing more projects than I otherwise would, and learning… always learning.
Yesterday, I crafted and cured several projects and today I polished them.
First, I want to say that THIS is what I love most about polymer clay:
I was about to use my extruder for the next project (below) and I needed to clean it. I love it that polymer clay doesn’t dry out and it really doesn’t matter much if I clean up right after using my tools, or later. The 2 beads above were actually made from the gunk that I cleaned out of the extruder! A happy accident!
I love, love, love using the extruder. There are several different techniques that I use regularly with extruded clay. These beads, button, and pendant are made from black and white extruded clay:
Next, I used some of the scrap clay left from this project:
I added some green pearl clay (the pearl clays rank right up there with the metalics for me!) and made these:
Finally, I polished these beads that I made last week when my stove wasn’t working and made them into a necklace. I haven’t decided how long I want it to be yet, so I still need to add some sort of closure. I love the color gradient on this!
I read recently that it takes 10,000 hours of doing something to become amazing at it. I’m on my way!
Nee Nee Ree