I havent done any crafting of late as I have been working part time in the pub to earn myself some extra money. My next topper order is for the 1st December which I will be starting on very soon. Im quite excited as our flat is ready to move into from Saturday so I will finally be able to set up my little crafting room and get some work done with everything I need around me. Imalso really excited as its one week to go before I do my first certificate in Art Clay Silver. I will then be making lots of jewelry to sell and give away as Christmas presents.
I will be posting the pics of my recently finished toppers very shortly. Im finally up to date with all of my orders so Im pretty pleased with that, my next order is for the 1st of December so I have a little time to relax and get on with other clay things which I want to try. It might give me a chance to use my silver clay and make some more jewelry before my course on the 1st November. Im really looking forward to the course it should be really interesting. Meanwhile over at the craft forum I am taking part in secret santa this year so will also be making something for that, already have an idea what Im going to do anyway. Thats all for the mo, I have just finished a shift in the kitchen so Im off home for shower and bed!
I have found a new love, Art Clay Silver! A type of precious metal clay which can be used to make jewelry, trinkets or anything really. Its a silver clay that once fired turns to pure fine silver and can be hallmarked. I went on a intro course on Saturday 13th where I came out with 2 pendants a pair or earrings and 3 charms for a bracelet. The course was held at the clay pit studios which ajoins the polymer clay pit The day was brill and want to say a big thank you to Lynda Cheney who taught us.
Here is the end result of my Scottish couple. I found the groom really difficult to make but I think he turned out well in the end. I am so used to not making legs that it was hard for this one. Made from Fimo as usual with mulberry flowers which I painted to orange and the kilt was made using tartan ribbon.
I am making these at the mo which will be finished by this evening (fingers crossed!) The couple are from Scotland so the groom will be in a kilt. I will post the finished toppers once they are completed.
I havent managed to get on here for a coupl of days. I have just moved down to Southend today finally but things are still all up in the air! Hopefully I can get some more pics on here soon of my latest work. I have had a few topper enquiries over the last couple of days so will see where that leads. I still have a few toppers to make for October so need to get them finished by the end off this week although the postal strikes really arent helping at the moment!
I have been a bit slack with the forum posts as I am not at my own house at the minute, our flat STILL isnt ready so Im getting a tad annoyed! I wanted to post some pics of my new toppers but I cant do that at the mo as they are all on my laptop which is highly annoying. Hopefully I can get back to normality soon and contnue posting my work. In the meantime here is one of my toppers on a previous customers cake.