Living proof that just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Here is my white elephant gift for our Knit Wits Christmas party today.
Inside is a glass holder with a vanilla votive candle, thus declaring you wouldn't want to drink out of this mug. The theme here is peppermint and mittens, and on the cap, beaded donuts. All polymer clay.
I felt I was getting too traditional and went back to Funky beads. Yay!
Planning ahead, at last, I made all the beads with holes big enough to slide the plastic cord through. There is only one glass bead in all of this. Silver leaf on polyclay, with transparent, pearlized and regular clay.
The long white beads were made last week, waiting for the right beads to join. I love the look of porcelain beads, and aimed to copy them.
Knots, tubes, spirals and spacer beads of polyclay, with various glass and wooden beads.
For this necklace I was inspired by these cuffs I saw on Pinterest. I made a large block of twisty snakes and then cut them into rectangles, making the centerpiece and six tubes of the same clay. I am learning so much from You tube, Pinterest and artist websites.
I saw a video of how to store Skinner blends and other prepared sheets of clay. Plastic page protectors cut into fourths! Genius.