Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Working a little more on charms

Yesterday i worked a little more on charms...practiced soldering a little more....and i found that if that tape is not on the soldered item correctly...FORGET IT! the tape can bulge out,,,be very wrinkled or rip....and the solder goes on as smooth or bumpy as the tape is applied! So take time to burnish the metal tape onto the item correctly...this will save a lot of time (and heart break!!!)

So....i wanted to get a little different look attached to my charms...like smaller charms attached to bigger ones...so i had some sqaure GLASS BEADS...in leapard print....i taped them nice and smooth and soldered...then i soldered the jump ring to a corner instead of in the middle and it looked more like a diamond than a square shape.....i love thisnew tiny hanging charm...now i will search for pretty flat glass beads to solder.....thet have a lot out there now.....check out the picture ........

Today is "back to dolls" day!!!

2 comments:

Evelyn said...

Your playing with fire now? Somewhere down the line, I will be seeing a doll that is the product of all these creative side adventures. Wow, your charms are wonderful.

inventivesoul said...

Interesting. Did you know that April 28th is International Handmade Art Charms Day???
Very cool timing, even though you posted this a couple of years back on April 28th!
What got you started on charm making?
:o)
Amber

NY wow

NY wow
dIANE kEELER CLASS

Diane Keeler Class

Diane Keeler Class
Diane Teaching

Diane Keeler class

Diane Keeler class
Class Picture

Sculpting a Childs face

Sculpting a Childs face
My face ..Day 2 ..ready for EARS!

Working on a new face now!!!

Working on a new face now!!!
Completed face and breastplate

Attached head to breastplate

Attached head to breastplate
The clay is very dirty..the cleanest i can get it!

After Face Make up

After Face Make up
WOW...it gives a translucent glow...hid the dirt!

Removable wig...not styled or cut yet

Removable wig...not styled or cut yet
Goat mohair that was dyed and combed

Now she's styled!

Now she's styled!
But it is a wig...it will be glued when i'm ready!!!

Painted Face...still needs brows and lashes!

Painted Face...still needs brows and lashes!
She will be sealed with Duncan flat mat as soon as it comes in the mail!

Cloth Pixie body fit under breast plate...

Cloth Pixie body fit under breast plate...
After drawing and sewing a million body parts....

Girly girl "21" charms

Girly girl "21" charms
Angelica's 21st birthday charms

Devon with his creation

Devon with his creation
Devon and his monkey boy

Devons Doll that he made from a pattern

Devons Doll that he made from a pattern
Monkey Boy

another charm group

another charm group
Debbies Charm

Leapord tube charm

Leapord  tube charm
The diamond shape is a soldered glass bead.

Wax medium melted over polymer clay face....

Wax medium melted over polymer clay face....
She's getting there..i think this hair suits her better..she needs eyelashes and ears

Odd Vintage bug- like Fairy

Odd Vintage bug- like Fairy
Just the idea

Clay Window glazed with Utee

Clay Window glazed with Utee
Stamped Utee glazed "Charms"

Clay Charms

Clay Charms
Making a mold from a charm to make more charms!

Charming

Charming
Clear tubing and stamped Utee

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!
Soldered Vintage photos

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!
Soldered Charms

Journal Day with Tery and Stephanie

Journal Day with Tery and Stephanie
Creating an Art Journal

Stephanies journal

Stephanies journal
of course..completed first!!

New Art Journal

New Art Journal
Journal made from SCRATCH!!!

Art journal EMBELLISHMENTS

Art journal EMBELLISHMENTS
Clay, Stamps, Utee

Inside cover

Inside cover
Material and free motion stiching

Celeste

Celeste

Celeste up close

Celeste up close
Celestes shirt is made from gessoed and tinted lace with free motion embroidery

EVA

EVA
She is with her new mom Evelyn