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New Faux Marquetry Brooches

New Faux Marquetry Brooches

I’ve been really busy this year with lots of exciting things.  I will write a post soon to let you know more about what I have been up to but first I would like to show you my latest polymer creations…. These are Faux Marquetry Brooches made from polymer of course. I will be teaching how to make these at the 3 day polymer clay workshop Polycreativa in Rome next spring. I taught at the same event earlier this year and had a fantastic...

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Testing Superglue -polymer brooch backs

Testing Superglue -polymer brooch backs

A fellow polymer clay artist was asking about glue for brooch backs the other day and it got me thinking. What happens to the superglue I use when the piece goes in the oven?  My normal procedure for adding a brooch back is to superglue it in place then cover it in a decorative layer of polymer clay and cure the piece again. Here’s a sample back   I use the super glue to hold it in place whilst I am working and I know the polymer...

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Breath of Gold Brooch

Breath of Gold Brooch

I’ve just realised I never did show you my Breath of Gold Brooch! There is a step by step tutorial of how to make your own published in the Wind Edition of ‘From Polymer to Art’ published in March 2013. I was recovering from Synergy when it was released which is how I forgot to show you! I have some beginners workshop in Bristol, UK this  month and a more advanced ‘little ball of flowers’ pendant workshop which...

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New owls

New owls

Owls are still very fashionable it seems, which is cool cause I love them! I have just added an owl brooch and an owl keyring/charm to my owl repertoire. Here they are Owl Brooch Back of owl brooch Owl keyring   Owl collection – brooch, keyring and earrings The earrings are my earrings for this week in the pair of earrings a week challenge. So owls can now be little ornaments, pendants, keyrings, charms, brooches and earrings – what...

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Lovingly Handmade Hearts

Lovingly Handmade Hearts

Along with the heart earrings I also made some brooches. These took a bit longer to finish as I discovered I didn’t have any badge backs the right size, didn’t think about that when I started making them! I forgot to take a picture of the back which is a shame as they are very neatly finished. I will try and show you another brooch back when I have made some more. They were lovingly hand polished to a glass like shine with wet and...

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Purple plastic flower brooches

Purple plastic flower brooches

I started making these brooches back in July 2009 but they have been sat waiting to be finished since then.They are made from shrink plastic and then painted with acrylic paint. They are about 6cm in diameter.Finally they are finished! Shrink plastic and acrylic paint...

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