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Black and White Jewellery

Black and White Jewellery

I took part in a Facebook challenge to make a black and white cane and to make something with it. I’ve been looking at some repeated patterns made with carved block printing recently so took inspiration from them for the cane. I made a sketch of a pattern and then worked out what the most basic component would be and drew that out. The heart motif was central and I considered making the middle of the heart the line of symmetry in my cane...

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Polymer Patchwork, a bit of science and a problem solved

Polymer Patchwork, a bit of science and a problem solved

First of all, I’d like to wish you a happy new year and I hope 2018 is a peaceful year full of health, happiness and creative fun for you all! When I came to tidy up my workbench I found some little leftover scraps from some scrap clay Mokume Gane, there were too small to do much with so I decided to do some polymer patchwork. Nice bit of polymer clay recycling ūüôā I was pretty pleased how they turned out so I cured them and added a back...

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Classy Kaleidoscopes – workshop in Czech Republic July 2017

Classy Kaleidoscopes – workshop in Czech Republic July 2017

I’ve just got back from a fabulous time teaching at Polycreativa in Rome and I am busy organising for the Polymania workshop in Bristol 10-12th March but in between all that I wanted to share my latest jewellery creations. These are class samples for my ‘Classy Kaleidoscopes’ 3 hour workshop that will take place as part of Polymer Week 2017 in the Czech Republic on the 2-8th July. Polymer Week 2017 ¬†will have¬†30...

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Sanding tip – help from a toy

Sanding  tip – help from a toy

Here’s a tip for sanding small flat polymer clay items without loosing your finger tips (done that a few times and it’s not fun!). If you are in the UK Lidl are giving away these small kids Stickeez toys with every ¬£10 spent at the moment. If you don’t have access these it seems they are also available on ebay and there used to be a brand available in the toy shops called Stick’ems I think. What you are looking for is a...

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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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New Christmas Decoration and Christmas Sale Dates

New Christmas Decoration and Christmas Sale Dates

  I will be at the Totterdown Frontroom Arts Trail this weekend from 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday at 13 Hawthorne Street, Totterdown, Bristol with this years Christmas Decoration – Winter Trees Snow Globe.       Next weekend I will be at the American Museum in Britain in Bath for their lovely Christmas Craft Fair. Open Saturday and Sunday 12 til 4.30pm  ...

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