Monthly Archives: July 2013

Show and Tell: Mermaid Chibi Figurine

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So, I decided to make a little figurine, not really for any reason other than that I was feeling rather bored and useless, and needed something to occupy my time. I haven’t yet decided on her name, but all in all, I think she turned out rather lovely.

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I am not entirely sure what to do with her at this point. I feel like she might be too fragile to sell to anyone that would require shipment, so I don’t think she will be place in my Etsy shop.

Show and Tell: Mermaid Ring

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It’s not exactly the best, but as my first try working with these absolutely gorgeous globe rings, I’m pretty happy.

Inside there is seaweed, a sandy bottom, coral, and a lovely mermaid curled up to nap with her best fishy pal.

There are things I would do differently in the future…like making the mermaid smaller, but for this ring, it will be fine. ❤

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Tutorial: Monocle Necklace

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I’m going to do a quick tutorial over how to make the Monocle necklace like what my sister is modeling here:
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Here is what you will need:
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Wire cutters
Chain
Jump Rings (5 small, 1 large)
Clasp
Round Nosed Pliers
Polymer Clay Mustache and Monocle (I have a tutorial on making both of these her eon my blog)

First we are just going to make a simple necklace with the Mustache like this:
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Put the jump rings through the holes you made in your mustache:
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Attach the Mustache to the length of chain you prefer. I don’t really measure, just eyeball it:
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Make sure you add your clasp to the other end of this chain:
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Next you want to add another (much) shorter length of chain a couple inches away from your clasp:
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Add the large jump ring to your monocle:
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And then attach the monocle to the other end of the shorter chain and you are done!
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Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and found it useful. 🙂 More to come!

Show and Tell: Coming Soon!

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My mother in law is a very talented jewelry maker, and she has graciously allowed me to start selling her beautiful work in my Etsy shop. ❤ I have had some of her things for a while now and I just haven’t been able to snap good enough pictures until today. I can’t wait to put all of her lovely creations up:
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Check back later this evening as well and I will have a new tutorial up. 🙂 That’s for stopping by!

Show and Tell: Say Hello to Myna and Titus!

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Little Myna is an expectant mother of two baby sprites. She anxiously awaits to meet her new little ones, and the world around her seems so much more peaceful when she feels their tiny kicking feet.
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I love little Myna, I can’t lie. Though she is bigger than most of the chibis I make, I think she turned out rather well. ❤ She is made 100% of polymer clay, no paints were used, as with any of my chibis.

I haven’t decided whether or not she will be available in my Etsy shop yet, I’ll have to sleep on it. 😉
Now this little baby is Titus. I made him as a gift for a person who is special to me. Titus is a playful, quirky little baby who just wants you to love him. 🙂 Look into his little bitty, sweet and innocent eyes and can you really tell him you DON’T love him? Well, I hope he is loved by the person he is meant for. ❤
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ANNNNNNNNNNDDDD!!!! These completed cute accessories will be available tomorrow evening!
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Perfect for cosplayers. I can make them in many more colors, but I started out with those.

I may do a tutorial over them next week. 🙂

Show and Tell: WIP Pregnant Chibi and Horns

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Now, this isn’t my first pregnant chibi, more like my third, but I love making them. While I was pregnant, I hate my body much less. I glowed, and I felt attractive and like a super hero. To make a clay little figure that embodies that always brings me a sense of joy and a bit of pride.

I don’t know how exactly I want the rest of her to look just yet, but she has a very round little belly, and I want to make it appear as though she is looking down to admire her growing belly.
Hopefully I will have her completed in the next few hours. 🙂

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And, I have been waiting for weeks for some black bobby pins I had ordered to come in to finish off some horns I have been wanting to make for a while now. I am so excited that they arrived today and can’t wait to get these things baked. 🙂
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Tutorial: Monocle

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I’m feeling rather full of Sir this month, so, I decided to try my hand at making a very simple monocle and mustache necklace (I have a tutorial on my blog on how to make a simple mustache, if you need). 

Here is what the final product ended up looking like:
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So, if you would like to make one for yourself, here is what you will need:
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Clay in your choice of color.
Exacto (or other type of blade)
Smoothing tool

Start by rolling your clay out into a long snake:
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Cut both ends with your blade to make them even, then attach them and make a circle:
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Roll out a small piece of clay like so:
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Pinch it into a tear drop shape and attach it to your large circle where the two end meet:
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Smooth out all the spots where the clay meets with your blending tool, then bake according to the instructions on your clay’s packaging.

When your done, you can throw together a cute little necklace and have some fun like my little sister did here:
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Enjoy and come back for more tutorials!!!