Thursday, September 29, 2011

~*Mini-Tiny-Cute Polymer Clay Cakes, Cupcakes, Sweets and Treats!*~ Video

I just posted a new video of some of my miniature polymer clay cakes, sweets, cupcakes etc.- from this summer- to YouTube-
Take a look.
The finger I use to hold up the work is my pinkie finger- the smallest one on my hand.

Feel free to comment!

Monday, September 26, 2011

~*Miniature Polymer Clay Book*~

This is a prototype of a miniature book, I made this summer, using my own
custom blended colors of polymer clay.
The piece does not look as beautiful in the photos as it does in person.
I wish you could see it in these photos. the way I see it with my eyes.
The colors are warmer and softer in person and the Swarovski stones *bling*
and the gold mica shines brightly!
The top photo is the front cover and the 2nd photo is the back cover.

~*Thank you for all of the lovely and supportive comments!*~

I wanted to thank you all for visiting during the beaded blog hop!
(Bead Soup Blog Party)
It was such a great project to be a part of.
Enjoy the rest of the week!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

~Bead Soup Blog Party- The Big One!*~

I have posted some closeups and some brighter/clearer shots of the jewelry, shown below,  on my FB fan page. Take a look- 

I am so glad that you are here.
I've constructed quite a few pieces out of the ingredients that my partner for this event has sent me!
Since we are allowed to make more than one item, I made a bunch!
The inspiration was endless!
I really like the challenge of having to create beaded creations from a random set of beads, a clasp and a focal bead- within a deadline!

This is the biggest Bead Soup Blog Party event-ever!
Hosted by my good friend, the warm, the kind, the very cool and talented
~*Lori Anderson*~

This event is fun!
A challenge too!

I was paired up with a very creative designer and "Fashion Beading" book author, Kim Ballor!

Kim made some beads out of glass and also sent me some complimentary beads to play with as well.

Here are some of the items I made, using the beads that she sent me!

~*Mixed Media necklace!*~
This piece was "modeled" by a young lady and her friend, who was holding it over her ' tummy for the photo. I made a whole new gang of friends while making jewelry outdoors yesterday. When I say gang I mean- 10+ kids! It was nice having an enthusiastic audience.
I shared some of my machine cut faceted crystal teardrops and some other beads with the girls.

                                                   ~*Mixed Media Earrings*~

                                                   ~*Mixed Media Pendant*~

                                  ~*Art To Wear, Embellished Ballerina Pendant*~

~*Polymer Clay, Beads, Metals, Swarovski Rhinestones- Mixed Media*~

~*The clasp that Kim sent me is silver- 
I thought I could make another piece of jewelry with it.*~

~*SteamPunk Chic charm bracelet!*~

~*Love Birds, Earrings*~

                                                  ~*Mixed Media Bracelet*~
This bracelet is SO much lovelier in person! The colors from the OTT lamp and the regular light in the house do not do this piece justice!

I will try to get some better photos this coming week and post them here!

Thank You Kim for inspiring me!
You are a great partner!

Thank you for taking the time to visit me here!
Please leave a comment to let me know that you stopped by!

Click on "Lori Anderson's" name above so that you can be transported to the main page of this event.
~*Thank you Lori!*~
This was a lovely experience!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bead soup- COMING SOON!

I am still simmering my pot!
(Of bead soup.)
Come back with a bowl, fork, spoon and even a knife too.

OK- it's almost 1AM here in NYC-
I am hoping to post by 3AM or sooner!
If you are passing through, COME BACK!
You wont want to miss mine!
It's totally HAUTE & Gourmet!

Yum yum!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

I want to blog but I am so busy that I'll just be sharing some really random thoughts and facts about my week so far...

The following is a compilation of blogging prompts that have been accumulating.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~* RANDOM *~*~*~*~*~*~*~

I ~L*O*V*E~ sincere and honest people!
They have my utmost respect!
It takes a lot of courage and confidence to be straightforward! 
It's nice to watch other people being admired for being honest and credible!
They can change an atmosphere and lighten the hearts of others or correct a situation with words, inspiring action.
My kind of people!
I was admiring the work of a local florist/artist last night.
Nature is naturally beautiful, yes, but to be able to arrange it
and manipulate it to create a statement or sculpture always impresses me.
My husband installed a cool wooden art cabinet that he created.
He inspires me!
He's an amazing human being! 
I love working, I love completing projects, I love being creative!

There is a question that I, and most artists, are faced with each time we create something wonderful, "Should I keep it or let it go?

That goes for our arsenal of supplies as well!
Art is subjective.
We love it, some question it, some even analyze it.
Some people who question art and the motives of artists often seek answers that sometimes don't even amount to much.
"Why did that artist put that there, what was the meaning of the placement?"
I'll be honest with you, some artists don't think about WHY they are putting something in a specific place, other than the fact that it suits them to do so because they find it visually pleasing.  >.<
Art has a value.
Each piece, is a recording of time, history, emotion, inspiration, thoughts and ideas.
I've been=
Designing hardware for a purse line.
Some art, may not necessarily be the type of work that strikes a chord within my heart but I still find it amazing.

Last night I was admiring the work of a young H.S. student, who put together a really spooky Halloween scene within a "carved out" plastic pumpkin, which will be for sale at a store.
It was so well done. It was like a miniature movie set or stage scene which was intricately arranged. Someone will be buying it and feeling the warm fuzies inside. >.<
Irene was a "mild" hurricane by the time it reached my city, but fierce enough that the trees in our town suffered a bit.
I'm very glad that the storm was not as vicious as was anticipated. So very thankful that we were spared.
The birds outside my window keep losing their babies each time we have a heavy rain storm. 
Yet, they continue on and on, they keep trying, building or repairing nest after nest... 
They both pitch in. The birds work so hard. I listen to them "talking" to each other. Sometimes they sound like they are annoyed at each other. Sometimes it sounds as if they are complaining about us turning the light on in the middle of the night.
Most of the time they are really affectionate towards one another. I like them.

Sept 17th is the reveal date for the Bead Soup Blog Party! 
I'm not experienced with working with the color palette that I was sent so I'll be having fun rising to the challenge!!!
I hope that you have a great weekend!