Saturday, August 30, 2014
The Colorado Mile High Polymer Clay Guild's Tina Gugeler gave a class in making your own silk screens from photo emulsion sheets. How fun to create your own designs and turn them into unique screens. Here's my screen and the sample shapes that will transform into earrings or pins.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
This last weekend I found this cool storage box that is really for photos but I'm using it to keep my in progress jewelry projects organized. The plastic box holds 6 individual mini boxes that I can keep my smaller jewelry projects that I'm working on neat and and organized. The boxes are large enough for some clay, tools, beads and cards for notes. Got this neat addition to my studio from JoAnn since they were having a 50% of storage sale. Works great.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Here's the necklace I created using the silk screened polymer clay from my demo in the last post. I used scrapbooking elements including brads to lock the pieces together and eyelets to finish the holes where the chain joins the necklace. The brads allows for the pieces to move so the main circles can be re-positioned. This would look nice with a white button down, peeking out of the collar.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
I've been wanting to try silk screening for quite a while. At one of my recent guild meetings, the new Sculpey products were demonstrted. I couldn't wait to try the Clay Silk Screen Kit so ran out to my local craft store and picked one up. I hadn't ever tried silk screening and was thrilled with the results. I did a video demo below that I hope you enjoy. Leave me a comment and tell me how you like the demo and whether you've tried silk screening.