Tuesday, July 31, 2012


a few bits & pieces I've been working on...

^^ scratch-foam again

the wire bridge the necklace & earrings are hanging on are from one of my teleidoscope shoots

Sunday, July 29, 2012

the melody { the teleidoscope }

a small, sweet melody* - week #30 of The Teleidoscope - The Melody.

*I can't actually play anything, btw, it just makes a lovely prop

on Flickr

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bowerbird Bazaar { part 2 }

As I mentioned in my previous post, I treated myself to a few of the lovely things on offer at the Bowerbird Bazaar last weekend.

This gorgeous print by Beth-Emily...

A sweet badge from hannakin...

This beautiful necklace from Emerald Green Submarine...

An intricate wooden brooch by deep blue design works...

Also from deep blue, Mum bought us a wooden charm each (thanks Mum).

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bowerbird Bazaar { part 1 }

We had a wonderful time at the Bowerbird Bazaar on Saturday. There was so much gorgeousness to look at, lots of friendly people & very good coffee & cake. I did treat myself to a few goodies (a post on them soonish), but there were lots & lots of things I would have liked to bring home.

Between us we picked up a fair number of business cards & I love the fact that so many of them are so different & creative.

Oh, & if you're wondering why there are only photos of business cards, rather than the of bazaar - we neglected to take the camera in with us. Also, we were too busy enjoying looking around to think of taking photos. & they are a rather nice bunch of cards :)

If you're interested, there are some photos on the Bowerbird facebook page.

Monday, July 16, 2012

somewhere on the way to being finished...

fresh from the kiln, just before being put in the tumbler to become all shiny...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

work in progress...

spent today working on some new pmc pieces...

all these pieces were made using either my scratch-foam drawings (below) or the stamps I made.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

imprints & 'out'prints...

After hearing about Scratch-foam from some of the ladies on the Metal Clay Heads team, and reading about it on Wanaree's blog here, I was very keen to get my hands on some. After a bit of (virtual) running around, a package arrived a few weeks ago.

I've been having lots of fun drawing on it & as well as using it to create raised textures directly on my metal clay (imprints), I had this idea to make some polymer clay stamps from some of the designs ('out'-prints).

First, I drew my designs on paper, then I put the paper on the foam & went over them with a ball point pen (pressing quite hard)  to transfer them to the foam. I then went over the lines with a small ball burnisher, making them as deep as I could.

After conditioning my polymer clay, I kind of smooshed it into the outline, them rolled it flat. (Ignore the coloured marks, I was experimenting with other polymer stuff - but that's a whole other blog post). I added handles to my polymer stamps (which you can't see in these photos, oops) & baked them.

At first I wasn't sure they'd be deep enough, but they seem to work quite well. I can't wait to finish & fire the pendant, so I can see the finished product :)

Did I mention drawing in the foam is heaps of fun? I could spend a day doing just that.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Kathryn!

Today was Kathryn's birthday. There was laughter, Black Forest cake, hugs, presents & 20! candles. 

Happy Birthday Sis!

sorry there are so many cake photos, but Mum & Amy did such an awesome job & it was totally delicious! 

& her birthday post