Why I love polymer clay? There are so many reasons, and I will try to mention some here.
Back in the day I read a book by Laurie Mika titled, Mixed Media Mosaics, and I was hooked! I made tray-loads of clay tiles and painted them. I adhered them to any flat surface that would hold them.
That’s how it all started, and then I began making 3D items, and even ventured into some clay jewelry (not many, but fun.)
Now I have branched out from polymer clay to epoxy clay for some items, and I like the challenge of “mastering” a new material.
Polymer clay is such a forgiving and easy-to-work-with material.
All you need is some elbow grease to soften the clay, a few simple tools, and an oven to bake it.
It became a fun challenge to look for things I could imprint on the clay, from vintage buttons to jewelry charms, rubber stamps, and things like bubble wrap and other trash items.
Here are a couple of examples of my recent clay work:
I have branched out with my clay faces to include “elementals.” I have a fire elemental at the top of the picture, and also a Frost Queen, which is new to me.
Yesterday I got a wild hair and decided to make a video for my YouTube channel. Octopus eye on a key… hmm, sounds weird right? You can view it here:
So I’ve moved from flat surfaces to explore more 3D styles, but mosaics will never get boring to make. Right now, people are into clay faces and making spirit dolls. Everything seems to go in cycles.
If you’re interested in spirit dolls, you can watch my video on how to make one. The link is in my PREVIOUS blog post.
I wish you lots of happy creativity, and if you’re in the market for a quirky gift, please check out my etsy shop, Earth and Faery.