Wednesday, December 11, 2013

4th Annual Ornament Blog Hop

It's so exciting to be participating in Art Bead Scene's ornament blog hop again. The timing of Thanksgiving to Christmas this year is so short. Do you feel rushed, too? Anyway, I just finished my ornaments and the photo session which includes the shoot and editing. I could have shared something already created, as I make and use art beads all the time. Just like most of you. But I really wanted to experiment with a new polymer clay, to me, named Frost. So, I started with Frost mixed with white and glitter. After discovering it's pliability I started using my tiny cutters to combine and create snowflakes. This was fun. I assembled them on the baking tiles and after three rounds in the oven and adding multiple dots and shapes, this is the journey.
I reread the ABS e-mail about our requirements and decided snowflakes were not beads, even though they are entirely handmade. So, I set out to make an art bead to use. I chose to work with the Pearl polymer and after working the clay I glanced to my right. There was a doily my mother made for me and that's lacey...like a dress an angel might wear. Of course, I proceeded to run that sheet of Pearl through my pasta machine with the doily. Voila, lace imprint. Played with more fabric, circle cutters, sizes, and configurations to create an angel bead.
Satisfied with the days adventure, I started taking photos. You will notice the difference in the lighting from my work table light to the flash and white to black bleed in the background. Enjoy!
Happy Holidays to each of you. I hope to successfully post The links for all the participating artists are here: http://artbeadscene.blogspot.com/2013/12/ornamentbloghop2013.html

11 comments:

  1. Your snowflakes are so fun! Thank you for joining in the blog hop!

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  2. Such intricate work! Amazing! Happy Christmas :)

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  3. Cool idea of running lace and polymer clay through the pasta machine. Your snowflakes look so detailed. Great job on both.

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  4. Amazing work! You did such a lot of beautiful ornaments, my dear!

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  5. Love, love, love the snowflakes! And the angel is so very cute.Christie

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  6. I love that we artists are happy experimenters! Great job on the snowflakes and the angels.

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  7. The angels are cute, but I really love the snowflakes! Thanks for showing how it's done!

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  8. What lovely designs and such beautiful photos

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  9. Love your snowflakes. I think the a bead is anything you can put a string through, so they count by my definition :)

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