Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Polymer Clay Ornaments

Hello and happy Wednesday!

As promised, I am back today with some photos of what I've been obsessively working on lately. I can be very intense at times when I get going on something, and I have been so focused and intense working on these things. 


I had an idea for these a couple of months ago, but I refused to get the clay out and try it. I love doing my clay work, but it's a lot of work to get the clay out of the freezer, condition it and mix colors. Then it's not something I can just run into my room and work on for tiny bits at a time, which is what I usually only get. But this idea just kept gnawing at me and gnawing at me until I finally threw my hands up in the air and ran to the basement and got the clay out of the freezer. If you haven't ever worked with polymer clay, I keep it in the freezer so that it stays soft and workable. Over time if it's just left sitting it will get hard and crumbly. Anyway, I got it out and spent one whole Saturday conditioning it and mixing my colors. Then I got to work on my idea :) 

I must say I have been so thrilled with these. I have actually been designing them in Illustrator on the computer before actually creating them in the clay. In the past, I have always made cute little figures, like animals, snowmen, Santa's and Angels, so these are quite different from my norm. I actually got the idea from creating all of my designs with the Perler beads.  And my Mom and hubby teased me so about playing with those things. heheh!

So anyway, here are a few of my latest designs. I have worked on things, changed things around, and redid things, until I finally figured out a way to do this that works. I hope you enjoy seeing them!




My husband is a huge fan of my claywork. Out of all of the crafty things I do, he loves my clay the best. He always loves it when I get back into creating things with it. He thinks I should put some of these in my Etsy store. I'm thinking about it...

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you've enjoyed seeing my latest creative endeavor. I'll be back soon with some cards! I just got a nice fat little package of new Lawn Fawn goodies, that I'm dying to play with!

Hugs,

Kay :)







32 comments:

  1. These are so gorgeous and unique. I'm sure you would sell out in an etsy store.

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  2. These are breathtaking, Kay! Absolutely breathtaking! I keep scrolling back up to look again. I cannot imagine the patience and steady hand it must take to create one of these. The layers of clay look perfectly rolled out and the indentations you made are so uniform! The colors are beautiful and the designs knock my socks off. You are such an artist. I so admire your skills! Yes, I agree with Alanna, if you put these in an Etsy store, I do believe you would sell out quite rapidly. At least that is my humble opinion. Wow!

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  3. I think you should too!! These are breathtaking. I couldn't stop looking at all the detail and how meticulous your work is. Just so beautiful! I LOVE them!

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  4. STUNNING!!!!LOVE them..I think yu sold sell them too..when you have made enough to keep yourself to enjoy....

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  5. Holy, holy, HOLY!!!! Kay, these are AHHHH-MAZING!! WOW!! I am just in awe!! Absolutely gorgeous, absolutely AWESOME! YES, you should sell them on Etsy!!! (so awesome that your hubby is so supportive and encouraging!). The detail, the intricacy, the perfection!!! Seriously, you are AMAZING!!!

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  6. WOW - the detailed patterns & colors are stunning Kay - just gorgeous!!!

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  7. Stunning details, pattern and colours! You are one very talented gal! Love seeing these.

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  8. AMAZING! I TOTALLY think you should put some in your ETSY store. I would totally buy a few! LOVE!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  9. This are gorgeous! I would love to know if you decide to put them in your etsy store!

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  10. WOW Kay! These are amazing! Lovely and would be awesome on the tree! TFS!

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  11. These are gorgeous, so well appointed, just beautiful! No wonder you enjoy working in clay! You have a real gift for design!

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  12. Kay, these are beautiful! I adore all of the delicate details. Truly a labor of love. And I hate to admit this, but your husband is so right! I'm sure that you could market these successfully. They are so very pretty!

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  13. Kay what can I say! Please put these in your store… I will buy them! These are so beautiful in every way! They look like fun to make and your designs are exquisite! Oh how I love these Kay… You are blessed with a true talent!

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  14. so intricate ans beautiful!!!

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  15. Oh, my...they're so, SO pretty!!!

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  16. Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Love your color combinations!

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  17. Wow, wow and WOW!!! Your artistry here is absolutely incredible; the skill and patience to design these masterpieces of clay are beyond spectacular. Colourful, intricate, unique, fresh: like the others, I am in awe. Major awe. I've scrolled up at least a dozen times for yet another look - so much beauty that I've run our of words to express my amazement and delight. I agree with your supportive, appreciative, encouraging husband: off to Etsy with these gems!! You. are. AHHH-Mazing!!! Wow!!
    c

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  18. I agree with your husband, definitely Etsy worthy, I've not seen anything like these anywhere and they are STUNNING!

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  19. Pardon me, while I pick my jaw up off the desk!

    Oh my goodness, Kay...your clay work is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Honestly, I have never seen clay work like this before...The details in your designs are just amazing and your craftsmanship is STUNNING!!! I don't know how you could part with them, but they would sell very quickly if you posted them to your store...In fact, I'm afraid I wouldn't get there in time!

    I'm in complete awe over here...Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us...WOW!!!

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  20. Your creativity knows no bounds! These are beautiful, Kay! I can imagine the amount of work that must go into each one, because my daughter (16) just started working with the polymer clay. Thanks for the freezer tip. She is sculpting her own Pokemon figures. I think she has a knack for it. I will show her your creations!

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  21. Wow you made these!! stunning seems to be a small word to describe about these :) love them all, so intricate n so neat

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  22. Absolutely stunning! Such detailed beauty with these ornaments! Just love them! What an accomplishment...how fun! Great idea to put them in your etsy store!

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  23. Just beautiful! Do you have a link to your Etsy store? I can't seem to find you.

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    1. Hi Carolyn! Thanks so much! :) I haven't opened my Etsy store just yet. I am working on my banner and getting pictures taken. I'll have it up soon and will post it on my blog! Thanks again! :)

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  24. WOW!!! These are ALL Gorgeous Kay!!! You are so talented, love all the details, it really shows. Beautiful!!!

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  25. I agree with Joni, you ARE SO talented. I seem to gasp every time I come to your blog, these ornaments, well it was double gasp!! They are so beautiful, and so perfect, every detail is so, well, perfect!! I am going back to look again. :-)
    Don't laugh!! I too work with polymer clay. I make snowmen's noses, lots of them, to go with my fabric snowmen patterns Thrilling! Ahem. I just love your tip on keeping clay in the freezer I shall do this from now on.

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  26. These are stunning, Kaye....take your breath away stunning...if you hadn't stated that you made them with clay, I would not have believed it...Love them and if you do decide to sell them, I'd be in the market...I bet they are glorious on the tree!

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  27. These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Kay, what you have shared are absolutely beautiful. So much work and detail and yes you should sell these. I cant begin to imagine the amount of time that went into each piece, they just look so perfect.

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  29. Kay,my heart just made a huge jump!!!!!!! You know so well how much i ADORE your clay creations,but these are the most beautiful i've ever seen made with Clay!!! Gosh,you should put them on Etsy....serious! Listen to your husband! ;) Do me a favor,and let me know when you do! I can't find the right words to tell you how beautiful these are!! Kay...as i said a million times...YOU ROCK...my cards and clay hero! :)

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  30. Oh and thank you for the tip with the freezer...i had no idea!! I haven't played with mine for quite a while,i hope i can still get it to work.
    And another thing,could you please tell me how you keep the very light clay clean? Esp white! I have such a problem with it.I wash my hands everytime i use a different color,i even use baby wipes after i washed them,i use a clean white piece of paper,like printer papers as my work surface,but i still get fuzz and other things on to my clay.

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  31. You DO need to sell these! How is everything you touch so clean and colorful and crisp and eye-popping! These are just fabulous. Haven't had a chance to drop by in awhile. So glad I did!! I need to get back to the Card Concept soon! xo

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