Monday, February 27, 2012

~*A beaded bracelet*~

I made this as a holiday gift last Christmas. I was inspired by a few bracelets that I saw posted on Etsy. This is made of safety pins, seed beads and crystals, strung on stretch elastic. 
It is a bit rough on the skin when taking it on and off,
as it can scratch and hurt, but it looks so pretty!

~*A bracelet I made...*~

I created this bracelet as a gift and had the idea to teach a class on how to make these. 
I love playing around with bottle caps!

Vintage glass rhinestone stars mixed with modern plastic star flatbacks.
Little kitties and other embellishments.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

International visitors!

Hi to all of the visitors coming over from Spain, Asia, Europe and Russia today. I wanted to thank you for taking the time to view my blog. I placed a translate gadget at the top of the page so that you can change the format to fit your language. I hope it helps.
Some of the translation is wrong and it changes the words around or makes words up. We speak different dialects and the meaning is lost in translation.  Please comment in your native language if you do not know English- It's OK :)

Handmade art charms...

Are you a fan of polymer clay? How about art to wear? Fashion? Dolls?Jewelry?
For all those who came from Russia and Ukraine, Turkey and Europe -
Welcome to my blog!
I hope you enjoy looking at my art.
"International Art Handmade Charm Day" is April 28th!
For charms, which are made by hand!
We invite you to celebrate with us!

Для всех, кто приехал из России и Украины, Турции и Европы -
Добро пожаловать на мой блог!
Надеюсь, вам понравится, глядя на мое искусство.
"Интернатионал Хандмаде Арт Чарм Day" является 28-го апреля!
Для прелести, которые изготавливаются вручную!
Мы приглашаем вас отпраздновать вместе с нами!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I really like this bead!

 I created a little collage to show different angles and the scale, next to a Barbie doll's hand. Polymer clay and Swarovski rhinestones.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Charm Swap Inspiration!

I've been informed that lots and lots of charming artists have been visiting my blog to find ideas and inspiration for the Ornamentea Lucky Charm Swap event, via Cynthia's blog post.

 Here are a few links to check out various charms that have once been posted to my blog. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

12th scale miniature confection in progress!

A very tiny confection! The size of... A DIME!- 
A slight bit smaller than a dime, actually!

Here it is, below, on top of a dime.

This is a piece in progress.

 It took me about 2 1/2 hours to "build," so far-
minus the prep time it took to blend, 
condition, shape and mix the clay. That took about 4 hours.
A total of about 6.5 hours.
This is a 100% polymer clay creation!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

~*VERY detailed miniature / 12th / chocolate frosted cupcakes!

You can click on the photos to see larger pictures.

Each snowflake is polymer clay.
The hand piped chocolate looking frosting is painstakingly piped- polymer clay.
The cake base is polymer clay as well.

Perfect for doll's tea time or to have as a conversation starter!
These are water resistant & hand sculpted.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

~*Miniature party cake BEADS!*~

Party cake beads with frosting and confetti sprinkles made with polymer clay. Amber Dawn February 2012
These will be made into charms and put out for sale. :)

Wednesday, February 01, 2012


INTERNATIONAL Call for Charm Artists! Spread the cheer/news for  ' Charm Day. We're looking for tutorials and pictures of handmade artistic charms. Made of ANY MEDIUM that can be worn or used in a project or as a decoration.
ANY skill level!
Photos of handmade charm jewelry and other projects incorporating art charms are needed too.
If you would like to promote a giveaway on your website or blog, you'll can sign up for the list to advertise it on our sites, there is a deadline of March 12th, to let me know if you will be participating.
Start sharing the news now.
Blog about it, talk about it with your friends, in your art groups, tell your art buddies, younger children, big kids and older people who may be interested in participating too.
For those who may not have computer access or a camera/scanner, offer to help them out if you know they are talented/gifted at this art form.
Get them involved :)
Start making charms to give away to people you want to share with, or even give them away as random acts of kindness to complete strangers. It's actually fun to do!
Share this post on your FB wall if you'd like. There is an email to contact me on the sidebar of my blog. Write Charm Day in the subject line. You can also post to my FB wall to let me know if you will be participating or to ask any questions.
Or leave a comment on my blog. <3 Amber Dawn<3