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Being creative...

Occasionally, I allow myself a day to be creative. That usually means crafting in some way.

Yesterday, I had a friend over who desperately needed some positive vibes in her life, so I pulled out boxes and bags and cartons and we sat down and devoted ourselves to Polymer Clay.

Now... I've worked with Polymer Clay before, but it was always the FIMO kind. And then I stumbled across a book at Amazon and suddenly realized that there are *worlds* between what I used to do with FIMO, and what artists (especially in the States) are doing with Polymer Clay!



So I went shopping. And found that there are several German online stores that sell PREMO. After working with it yesterday, I have to say that I much prefer PREMO to FIMO. It's softer and easier to work - which my fingers appreciate a great deal.

My friend was trying to make a mokume gane brooch, and I finally sat down and created a pair of *blue* cake earrings, which I've been wanting for ages. :)

So here's the result:






I think they came out rather well. ^___^

I have more 'slices' left, so I'll be making some more earring pairs. I'll post them, when I'm done. ^__^

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petenshi
Jun. 21st, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Those are gorgeous!!!
ravensilver
Jun. 21st, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! <3
tinnean
Jun. 21st, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
Beautifully done!
ravensilver
Jun. 21st, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! *HUG*
sharona1x2
Jun. 21st, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
Those turned out very pretty! I love the colors.
ravensilver
Jun. 21st, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Of course the first set had to be done in blue - my favorite color, after all. ^^ But as I'd said, I'd been really wanting a pair of blue ones to go with what I wear, so, not having found any that I liked, I ended up making my own. ^^

*HUG*
amarissia
Jun. 21st, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
Ooh, lovely!
ravensilver
Jun. 22nd, 2011 07:43 am (UTC)
^___^

Thank you!

I have some butterfly pictures up in my DA account - you might want to let Cloud take a look at them. ^^

http://ravensilver.deviantart.com
amarissia
Jun. 22nd, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
Cloud: "OOOH!"

:)
ravensilver
Jun. 22nd, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
^____^

I was in a butterfly house last Sunday. Cloud would have *loved* it! *I* almost didn't leave... :)
paperflower86
Jun. 22nd, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
Hübsch, kleine blaue Kuchenstückohringe :)

Schön zu hören, dass es auch gescheiten polymer clay gibt, ich hasse Fimo nämlich, viel zu hart und bröckelig. Da hätte ich jetzt glatt Lust dazu mir so 'nen Batzen von diesem Premo zu bestellen und mal auszuprobieren. Ansonsten funktioniert der auch wie Fimo, mit backen und so?
ravensilver
Jun. 22nd, 2011 07:47 am (UTC)
Danke! :)

Ja, das hat mich an FIMO auch immer gestört. Wir haben zuletzt damit ein bisschen rumgebastelt, und das war *so* eine Plackerei, bis das Zeugs weich genug zum Verarbeiten war. >.<

Dieses PREMO ist wirklich toll. Schöne Farben, und wirklich gut zu meinen Händen... Wobei ich auch noch so eine Nudelmachine habe, durch die ich dann die Modelliermasse durchdrehe, um sie besser zu mischen, bzw. schön ebenmässig platt zu machen.

Das Buch, das mich inspiriert hat:

Patterns in Polymer: Imprint and Accent Bead Techniques
http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/0871164094/ref=oss_product

Und die zwei Online-Shops, wo ich das Zubehör (PREMO etc.) gekauft habe:

http://www.claystyle.de/index.php/
http://www.polymerclay.de/index.php

Bin dann mal gespannt, was Du damit tolles zauberst... ^^
(Anonymous)
Jun. 22nd, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
How nice! I love them!
ravensilver
Jun. 22nd, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! <3
lil_1337
Jun. 25th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
Those are really cool looking.
ravensilver
Jun. 25th, 2011 10:22 am (UTC)
Thank you! *HUG*
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