Category Archives: Clay Every Day Project

Flower Canes – Success!

Hello world!  My blogging plan got a little sidetracked the last few days with first, a trip out of town and second, a bout of the flu.  Not back to 100% yet, but time to get back on track here. Last night, after vegging in my comfy chair for a couple days not feeling well, […]

Clay Every Day Project – Day 22

They say it takes 21 days to develop a habit (my mother used to always say “they say” and I wondered who “they” were!).  I started my Clay Every Day Project 22 days ago and I have to say, it IS getting to be a habit.    I’ve posted here most, but not all of […]

Playing with Clay

Hey y’all!  After posting almost every day for more than a couple weeks, I took the last few days off from posting.  But, I’ve still been Claying Every Day – at least some.    Mostly, I’ve been playing – using some leftover clay – one of my favorite things to do with clay! I quite […]

Black and White Continued

Clay Every Day – Day #17 Last week, I made this batch of extruded clay:   and yesterday I made it into this!   It’s made using 1mm strands of black leather and black obsidian beads.  It hangs beautifully and the black beads dress it up nicely. And just for fun, here’s a stretchy bracelet […]

In Black and White

I wear LOTS of black.  And I hardly ever make black and white jewelry.  Today I decided I needed to do just that and I knew just what I wanted to make.  I recently found an awesome technique where you layer 3 colors of clay, roll them out really thin, and tear pieces that are […]

School Colors

Clay Every Day Project – Day 10 I’ve been playing with purple and orange lately  – school colors for my favorite university!  Today there’s not much time between work and an evening engagement, so I finished off a pair of earrings and a pendant that I’ve worked on recently:   The purple looks kind of […]

I Heart Stroppel Canes

A while back, I discovered the Stroppel cane technique developed by polymer clay artist, Alice Stroppel.  This technique can (but doesn’t necessarily) use scrap clay to make a layered, somewhat abstract multicolored pattern.  Tonight I put together a necklace and earrings from some Stroppel cane beads that I made recently:   I haven’t been adding […]

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 […]