Thursday, September 1, 2011

Playing with Clay

I recently found some old packs of white and black polymer clay in my craft stash and I found some clay inspiration on Pinterest at about the same time so I thought I'd play around with it a little bit.  I think the most I've made, in the past, from polymer clay has been snowmen noses (I found orange clay in my stash too!).  So I really have no idea what I'm doing with it....but it's fun to play with and it brings back memories of grade school art class and pinch pots.  Do you remember those?    

Visit this link to see some of my Pinspiration if you'd like to.

I'm not to sure where I'm going with any of these white pieces...they involved rubber stamps (the butterflies and the bird) and paper lace (the white discs).  The little bird turned into a fridge magnet and the white butterfly ended up looking dirty and so it landed in my "ehhh" pile.  The white discs make me think of Winter and Christmas so I'll be pondering their future for a bit.

I like the black butterfly and I added a cord and bead so now it's a necklace....I might even wear it!  : )
 This clay stuff is a bit out of my element....but there are so many beautiful things to be made from it and I'm anxious to try and make some of my own pieces.

My interest in polymer clay actually started almost two years ago when I first visited Angie's blog  Hopemore .  She does some wonderful pieces and she answers my questions too!  How neat is that!!  She's way beyond taking a bit of clay, flattening it out and stamping with a butterfly.  Here's two pieces of jewelry I've been thrilled to buy from her Etsy shop.

This piece below is also polymer clay - made to look like a glass slide (it's in her Etsy shop). Someday I'd like to commission Angie to make slides like this but with photos of my grandbabies.

Finally - I love this piece she has listed! I've already asked Angie if she'd use one of my photos to make something similar and she said yes.  Now I just have to find the's one of my mother when she was a little girl...and it's somewhere in my piles and boxes of photos!!  I think it would look wonderful in this format - a new family heirloom! 
Thanks for your beautiful work Angie and thanks for inspiring me to try something new!!


Jo said...

I think all the pieces turned out wonderfully. I even think the "dirty butterfly" looks cool. Can't wait to see what else you figure out to do with the clay.

Dorthe said...

Love your clay pieces Marie,yes the white ones would be great fro christmas in some way---I also never playes with clay-but maybe I should give it a try -
And Angie`s art I love too- she is a master, doing her charms.

Hopemore Studio said...

Marie, You are too kind!! I am so happy that you would like to have one made with your mother on it. Custom pieces are a special treat when I get to do them. Keep playing with clay you never know where it may lead. I wish I lived closer so we could have a playdate..they aren't just for kids you


MosaicMagpie said...

I love your butterfly and thank you for the link to Angie. What beautiful work she does.

Shelley said...

I am sure whatever you create will be just are so creative....blessings dear Marie.

Katherine Thomas said...

I absolutely LOVE the butterfly necklace! I would buy one if you were selling them? You're very talented with that clay!

Kelly_Deal said...

I love every single one of these little treasures!

Ann said...

Polymer clay is one thing I have yet to try. I've thought about it though. I absolutely love the butterfly pendant. That turned out great

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Lovely, lovely creations. Both yours and hers. : )
Happy Labor Day Weekend,
Mary Lou