Polymer Clay Challenge 2017 Week 8

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I’m late getting this post up because I’ve been sick, and so has my son. We’re on the mend, but I’m still feeling a bit run down.

Anyway, if you follow Wired Heart on Facebook, you’ll see that recently I posted about making wire crocheted beads. Well, I decided to use some of them in this week’s project. When I went on my Mokume gane making spree I was trying to use up the scraps I had as best I could, so I make some swirly beads. I was trying to decide what to make with them and I decided to try a pair of earrings to start. I still have quite a few to use though. I might make more earrings, or I might try some other ideas.

I’m hoping to have another post ready in a few days, something not jewelry or polymer clay related. Keep your eyes open!

Polymer Clay Challenge 2017 Week 7

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I’m late with my post this week for a number of reasons. Mostly because I’ve been under the weather most of the week (again). I can’t seem to get ahead, but I’m not complaining. I’m feeling better so I’m taking advantage of it.

Now, I’m not a caner by any means, but I don’t like just throwing my scraps into a pile and turning it into mud. A while ago I learned about something called a Stroppel Cane. I watched the video and it looked like something I could do.

As most of my readers know I have a love for Mokume Gane, so I decided to use scraps from one of my creations and make a Stroppel Cane because I loved the colors and didn’t want to waste them.

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This pendant and earrings are easy, but I just love them. I’m really having fun doing this every week, making things and sharing them with my readers. I hope you’re enjoying seeing what I make as much as I enjoy sharing with you!

Polymer Clay Challenge 2017 Week 6

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This past week I’ve been working on a few different things. One being this week’s necklace. I decided to make a kumihimo necklace to go with the pendant. I don’t do much kumihimo these days, but sometimes it goes perfectly with a pendant. This one is made with beading wire and I added some square silver metal beads. I don’t feel like the pictures do it justice, but it’s the best I could get.

We’re also coming up on Valentine’s Day and the end of the giveaway on my Facebook page. Make sure you enter so you can win a piece of my handmade jewelry! Keep an eye on my Facebook page because tomorrow I’m going to reveal the piece of jewelry the winner will receive!

Polymer Clay Challenge 2017 Week 5

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So, this past week I went a little crazy with Mokume Gane and figuring out how to use most of the scraps I had left over. I’d say I was pretty successful for the most part. I have a thing for Mokume Gane, I always have, ever since I first discovered it. I guess because the possibilities are endless and there’s always a fun surprise when the clay is sliced.

If you’re not sure what Mokume Gane is and haven’t seen it demonstrated before, I’d be happy to create a photo tutorial and show you the step by step process of how I do it. There really isn’t a “right” or “wrong” way as far as I know. Just leave a comment below if you want to see how I achieve some of the funky patterns in my pieces.

Besides the Mokume Gane this week, I also played around with some alcohol inks, which is what I’ll be posting as my week 5 project. I have a few pendants and a pair of earrings I made using the alcohol inks in a really fun and easy way.

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Also, make sure to get over to my Facebook page and enter the giveaway that runs until Valentine’s Day! In a few days I’ll be revealing the prize for the giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled! That will go up on my Facebook page as well as all the crazy stuff I did with the Mokume Gane too!