Monthly Archives: October 2013

Polymer Clay and Silver Art Clay

Speaking of having time for hobbies…one of my favorite things to do now, besides writing, of course, is polymer clay. I’m not always happy with the result, but lately, I’ve learned a lot of new techniques and managed to do things that I haven’t readily seen someone else do – at least not EXACTLY.
I asked Elon what he wanted me to do for him, and his first request was a silver slider with a sort of Thor’s Hammer on it.

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Elon’s Thor’s Hammer glider in real silver.
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Elon’s Bear Tooth

The next idea he came up with – after I showed him some marble technique – was for me to make him a dinosaur tooth. Ahem. Well, I think I like more to think it’s a bear’s tooth – even if it is huge. :-) I added some real silver to it, thinking we could pretend we dug it from the ground and some ancient shaman had made it way back when…yes, I know, I have more imagination than what’s good for me!
Here are some more project’s I’ve done/am working on!

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Marbled bead

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Marbled ring

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Marbled ring

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Silk Flower Pendant

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Five marbled pendants

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More teeth. These are going to be earrings. Not for Elon do. Not his thing. :-)

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Misc marbled pendants

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Porcelain like beads and ring – made from polymer clay canes.

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Faux onyx after a tutorial I saw on YouTube. That place is a goldmine for learning just about ANYTHING!

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I went through a sheep and lamb phase. The ones with purple wool are pendant and earrings, the other two are just ornaments.

 

 

OK – More Organizing

Honestly – my family is probably dead sick and tired of hearing me go on and on about nifty and smart organizing ideas. I claim they just don’t see the bigger picture. If we, who live in a very small house, can organize everything to have it’s designated place (preferably labeled!) then we can use all that energy we spend on “putting this thing-a-ma-bob here for now” only to have to move said thing-a-ma-bob to yet another temporary location in a day or two, on something else! LIke having fun, writing, spending time with the dogs, indulging in our hobbies, have a nap…you know?

Well I spent the better part of a day last week to refit this pull-out-carriage for a cabinet from IKEA into a cabinet that wasn’t from IKEA. I figured there was a standard when it came to what a kitchen cabinet looked on the inside…oh was I wrong or was I wrong?`Well, I managed to persuade the IKEA part that it did fit in the non-IKEA cabinet – measured, drilled, damn near dislocated a shoulder, trying to reach into a 20 cm wide cabinet (approx 7.8 inches) to attach screws. Now the dogs treats have a home and below, the Sodastream (Wassermax) bottles have a home also. :-)

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I love how neat this looks. 

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And I love how the dogs just know perfectly well where to beg and what cabinet to look at! *heehee*

 

Bathroom and Kitchen

This is a sample of what my big bathroom cabinet looks like…which means it all falls out and I can never find a thing.

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So I bought baskets and such and went to town on it. It looks tons better now, I think! I divided the baskets into hair, skin, face, shave, deo, and hung all bathproducts in the door pockets,except what we currently use in the shower. I store all the refills etc in the bottom of the cabinets, in canvas bags. I bought six small bowls (children’s department at Ikea) that fit just perfectly and devided up smaller items into groups.

I really like this!

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And while I were at it, I mounted a pull-out set of shelves into our most narrow cabinet in the kitchen which made this perfetc for the dogs’ treats and the tall bottles for the Wassermax (Sodastream).

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