Wednesday, 11 July 2012

WOYWW 162

In the summertime, when the weather is hot - not!  Oh well, maybe we will have an Indian summer - I live in hope.
Whatever the weather at least we can enjoy ourselves touring the world of craft along with hundreds of others courtesy of Julia over at Stamping Ground.


Saturday was Vicky Stampers, our monthly stamping club, and we made polymer clay jewellery.  Neet (Hickydorums) and Lynne were our tutors, Neet showing us how to make skinner blends and rope beads in the first session.  Then Lynne's turn, again polymer clay but this time rolled out, coloured with alcohol inks and stamped on before punching out shapes.  As usual I didn't finish on Saturday coming home with my little flowers ready to go on the bracelet and only half my beads baked.

That's why there is a packet of roasting bags on my table as I finished my beads and backed them in a foil tray inside the bag and they turned out great - thanks Neet for the suggestion.  Top of the picture is the lovely gift bag Jozarty brought for me as an 'extended birthday' present and on the right my little dolly, now with hair but still minus a face - overdid it with the hair and she ended up with dreadlocks.

A closer look at the jewellery - finished bracelet,

and beads ready to be made up into a necklace.
Hope you enjoyed the snoop - I'm off to have a look at what everyone else is up to.  Happy WOYWW!

37 comments:

Ali H said...

Hi Ann the beads look lovely ! Those green fat ones are gorgeous - both the colours & the textural quality of them ! Have fun making them up ! Ali #60

Sandy said...

Oh that little flower bracelet is gorgeous. I am so taken with that blue you used its so pretty. Sandy :) #39

chrissies said...

Great work on both projects and a good idea to use a tray on your desk--must try that for sure.

Love Chrissie xx

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Love these lovely flowers you've made for your bracelet. The colours are fresh and they promised a long and hot summer, hmmmp. If the summer arrives, please sent something to the Netherlands. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a crafty week. Bye, Franka #44

sandra de said...

Stunning beads and flowers for the bracelet. Sounds like a lovely class, full of good ideas.
Sandra @43

JoZart said...

It was great to see you Saturday and what a success you made of your beads. I noly got three of the beehive ones made but I suppose I was gabbing too much!
The Spray Starch background tutorial is on my side bar (Myblog wallpaper background is spray starch technique) and I plan to post the perfume phials soon.
Love JoZarty x

Trish Latimer said...

oh my gosh those flower charms are fabulous!! Love them!!!!! Trish #68

Redanne said...

Hi Ann, your bracelet is gorgeous and love those green beads too, how clever. I think you might like the Frantage stuff, it comes in several colours and it does give wonderful texture (and lots of shine) to projects. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #54

Annie said...

Really love your polymer clay makes.
I'm doing a quick blog hop while the twins nap :-)
Hugs,
A x #58

May said...

O my word the bracelet looks amazing.. great beads.. I have heard a lot about polymer clay and even bought some.. but had no time to play as yet!!.. Thanks Ann for your lovely comments today.. Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Lovely indeed but clay is not something I have ever been tempted to turn my hand too :) I just know it would end up one huge ball of muddy colour. YOURS is fab.

MA (2)

inkypinkycraft said...

The flowers are gorgeous and the bracelet is really beautiful! Have great week trace x 48

Twiglet said...

Fab crafty fun - I love polymer clay. Your bracelet is gorgeous! x Jo

Shoshi said...

What absolutely gorgeous stuff on your desk this week, Ann! What fun you had at the workshop. I must do more with polymer clay - I tend to use the air dry stuff.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - I'm hoping for great things from Shoshi's Blog Shop!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #4

butlersabroad said...

Such a load of fun! I thought the pretty rolled clay was a piece of material before I zoomed in! Shame about the terrible weather back home, I looked at your earlier post and saw your garden was all flooded, hope it didn't get any worse.

Hugs
Brenda 3

jill said...

Afternoon ann, we've a mix bag of weather right now have'nt we. Sounds like a fun time making your beads & i think they look stuning . happy crafting Jill #73

Doone said...

ah yes polymer clay beads (must stop using trade names)

your bracelet is beautiful and far more finsihed than mine, and your beads are far better ha ha, msut practice,

I have made the legs ares and skirt and will be embarking on the body tonight...hope to have your doll, the swap ATC and a couple of (unsmashed) anniversary atc's ready for the next VS....I wrote the theme down somewhere....

dxxxx 66.

Danielle said...

Love the texture and color on those beads and the stamped flower bracelet is really pretty. Thanks for sharing the tip about the roasting bags. Dani 31

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

That bracelet is so pretty! And the beads will be great as well. Sounds like a fun club! :)
Mary Jo #107

Helen said...

Hi Ann - gorgeous work! I love the delicate flowers for the charm bracelet. Are they stamped out with a paper punch or clay punch? They are so cute. Looks like you had a wonderful workshop. Thanks for popping in to see me WOYWW Hugs from Helen 69

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Half baked beans, huh? Sounds sad!! Hope you manage to get fully baked ones before the week is out :D

Love the flower bracelet - very pretty! Was it tricky to make? I'm going to recycle a lot of my old jewellery first before I do any major buying...at least, that's the theory!!
Hugs, LLJ ~57 xx

kay said...

thought it was peas on your table first....lol
your bracelet is fab and sounds like you had a good time
have a fabby crafty week
kay #52

KatzElbows said...

Those little flowers are so beautiful. You could add them to so many different projects. Just fabulous.

thank you for stopping by and being lovely
cheers, rachel #11

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I thought you were snacking on peas while crafting, but now I see that they are very clever looking beads. How fun all the beads and the class to learn to make them! I love the dolly's hair look. I had that hairdo 15-inches of hair and a couple of months ago. Great flowered bracelet! Very nice!

BJ said...

Thanks for stopping by my desk earlier. Oh how funny - thought you'd dropped some peas on your desk at first!! LOL I guess it was the chicken packet which confused me. Great braclet and beads. BJ#80

Hazel said...

The bracelet is gorgeous. Thanks for a peep at your workspace. Hope you have a good week - Hazel, WOYWW #124 x

Angie said...

The beads and bracelet are gorgeous. I am dropping by a few blog friends this week although I didn't join in with woyww and I am so glad I did to see your finished creations.xx

fairy thoughts said...

hi Ann are the peas to go with the roast chichen roast a bags, strange snack! Your bracelet is lovely
janet #7

trisha too said...

Well Ann I DID enjoy the snoop, thank you--such a pretty bracelet, and the beads, how fun!

:)trisha, #36 this week (link)

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I was disappointed to miss this workshop but heyho I was in Austria. Love what you made.
Carol

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Love the dredlocks, love the doll, love the beads. It's all a lot of fun!! Happy WOYWW from # 1, another slow crafter.

Neesie said...

Wonderful creations this week Anne,
I love the green beads and I don't normally like green. The mix of colour is great.
Thanks for sharing ~ have lots of fun desk hopping!
Happy WOYWW. Neesie #14

florenceandfreddie said...

Wonderful creations Ann. The braclet is beautiful. Cant wait to see what you make with the beads. Lovely colours. Hope you are ok. Sorry for the late visit.
Regards Florence xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

LLJ Take 2!!

Thank you for that explanation, it was really clear. I don't know if I'll be doing it anytime soon, but at least i understand the technique now! It would be a great way of creating something a little different from the usual!

Thank,
LLJ xxxx

Neet said...

You didn't show any of the bicones Ann - but then you made 9 of the beehives - wow - what an achievement. Have I missed our on the doll? I think I need to see her and would love to see some of your sewing achievements in real life.
Hope the weather bucks up for you.
Hugs and thanks for the good wishes, Neet

Morti said...

Awww - you look like you've been having so much fun! I love the beads, but am a little mystified by how you "punch out" polymer clay.... can you explain? Is it put through a punch or are you cutting it some other way. And is it before or after it's fired? Whichever it is, those flower beads are fantastic!

Thanks for stopping by...

cockney blonde said...

Your bracelet looks beautiful Ann and the beads turned out great, x