Saturday, May 30, 2009

Polymer Clay Hearts and Buttons

I got to achieve a goal today. That was to find the USB cord for my camera and show a few things I've been working on.
I'm in the beginning stages of caning, so my designs are pretty simple, but I absolutely love how these buttons turned out.




This looks so much prettier in person. I sanded and bluffed it for 1/2 hour and it feels like a polished stone.
I still haven't got the knack of a heart, but I like the shape of this. I think I'm being too hard on myself in the beginning. It will come with practice. In the meantime, I'm going to wear this.

I have a lot of polishing and finishing to do this week. I made over 100 hearts. (or heart wannabees)..The clay muse tried to help me out with some advice on shaping them into fatter hearts, but I just can't seem to figure it out. I made a big heart, but it has a seam running down the front. I didn't care for that look. But, I'm tenacious and will find the answer. I need to be more humble, because when I see something I like, I think to myself, I can do that. Well, I guess I can't do everything I set out to do.

I'm sharing this with you, but believe me, when I sell these I'm going to act like they are the greatest hearts ever made!!

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2 comments:

Valerie said...

the heart pendant does look good. i've seen 3D hearts come in many 'shapes'. so it's really personal fancy. :)

garritygal said...

Thanks Valerie..I appreciate it.

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