Whew! The weekend flew by at the Buckeye Bash! Late nights and early mornings take there toll on me when combined with non-stop fun! I have to say that this Bash was the most enjoyable one for me. But I was really to busy teaching Viking Knit and selling tools to get very much done myself. I came home with a list of things that I saw and learned to try out. However, there isn’t enough time to do it all! I have yet to unpack my studio boxes.
Getting a new cell phone in the mix kinda threw me off, but I got some pictures (if I can figure out how to get to them!) I was able to get this one into a form and on my computer so I can share with you. I’ve struggled with the caning idea for a while. I’ve done a few simple ones, but not anything elaborate. This time around though I was determined to make it work. Anytime you are trying something new, it takes a few trials and errors and noodling to get the procedure worked into the brain I’ve found.
This cane was originally presented by Anita Behnen at one of our guild meetings. I didn’t get it then. But the clay was conditioned and somewhat gathered into the right color palette for my project. Selecting colors is a time consuming process for me – so much to choose from! Although I wasn’t able to finish this totally, I got the canes made and reduced and my design idea started on a bracelet form.
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The countdown to the Buckeye Bash has begun this week! While some polymer clay maniacs are heading to Maryland (good luck with the weather getting there!) we are hanging out in Ohio in the cold, but sunny weather to play, play, play.
One of the features of the Bash is swapping inchies. Cute name, and even more fun to do. I had a blast making this pile of 1″ x 1″ square polymer clay tiles and couldn’t stop myself! Many of them are one of a kind and sorta ‘tests’ to see what would work with the technique I chose to try. Even Dale thinks they are cool.
But I don’t get to keep them! They will be swapped with the other participants who have also made inches. So we will all go home with (potentially) 50 new and different little tiles to use, admire, or just run through our fingers like coins! Reminds me of Golum: “Mine, mine, mine!”
Can you guess what the technique is?
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