Wednesday, 21 July 2010

More polymer clay play

Some more fun with polymer clay, cured this batch on a lower temperture and the colour stayed the same. Going to make some more canes and will post the results soon. Also making some of the petals and leaves into stitch markers.

A bit of rolling and shaping and it becomes a leaf cane, below is new my leaf bracelet.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Polymer Play

This weekend I have been playing with polymer clay (I used fimo for these samples)

lots of blending and shaping the clay

These are ready for the oven
Just out of the oven and the colour has become must darker and stronger will have to experiment with different temperatures.
Here's some finished results

Just time to make another batch.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Saturday Classes

I have been busy on Saturdays (so blog is getting neglected again) attending a 10 week course in plotting pattern pieces (that's my hand with the mouse with all the buttons) and using Lectra- Modaris pattern design software to develop and adapt patterns. Grading sizes is so easy. I have added a few screen shots below.

We also used Lectra - Diamino software for marker making (laying the pattern pieces onto fabric) a giant pattern piece jigsaw puzzle.
I just need to win the lottery so I can have the software at home.
So now the course is finished it gives me some time this weekend to play with polymer clay (a quick pic of some work in progress), i'll post my results later when they come out of the oven :)