I like to blast some good tunes while I am working in my Art Studio. Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” is the perfect song to get me in the right mood for this White Rabbit sculpture that I have been working on.
Lyrics to WHITE RABBIT by JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don’t do anything at all
Go ask Alice, when she’s ten feet tall
And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you’re going to fall
Tell ‘em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
To call Alice, when she was just small
When the men on the chessboard get up
And tell you where to go
And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know
When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
And the white knight is talking backwards
And the red Queen’s off with her head
Remember what the dormouse said
“Feed your head, feed your head”
My White Rabbit Sculpture is inspired from Lewis Carroll’s Classic Book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. I just finished reading the book, as I didn’t want my imagination corrupted by the more current Disney Movie versions of “Alice in Wonderland”.
I don’t really recall reading the book as a child. I think I would have been very confused by it. Alice seemed to be very OCD, and she questioned absolutely everything. I can totally relate to this girl. I do believe Mr. Lewis Carroll must have been eating those mushrooms in his garden, or smoking that hookah with some good Meds in it when he wrote this.
White Rabbit Sculpture in Progress. I have made my basic clay form from White Premo Sculpey Polymer Clay. I am ready to start adding some character to my piece.
I plan to have Alice riding the White Rabbit, while he is carrying the EggHead Queen of Hearts. Off With Her Head!
This is just a rough sketch of my Egghead Queen of Hearts. Please don’t laugh at my drawing, OK go ahead and laugh then. You can now understand why I mostly stick to 3-D designs. I won’t even try and draw Alice, I will just sculpt what I can from clay with her. I am not really very experienced with sculpting, so this will be interesting to see how it turns out. I was debating on whether or not the Queen of Hearts should be just a head, or have legs. I think I have decided that dangling legs are much funnier.
Remember what the dormouse said
“Feed your head, feed your head”
10 lbs of Premo : )
I am Very happy with my order from Polymer Clay Superstore. They have Flat Rate Shipping now, so I ordered 10 lbs. of Clay late on Friday, and I received it by Wednesday.
Here is a link to Polymer Clay Superstore’s Shop
I bought my clay when they had a 30% off sale last week. This week they have Pasta Rollers on sale for 50 % OFF.
This Peacock colored beaded Necklace measures 23″ inches long. It is made with handmade polymer clay beads, blue ceramic glass beads, and blue crystal bi-cone beads.
I created these pretty peacock beads by stacking multiple layers of polymer clay together, then slicing the clay with a curved polymer clay blade. It is always exciting to me to see what beautiful abstract design will appear when I cut into the colored stacks of clay.
I used a blue / black colored metal toggle clasp on this necklace. I like to finish my necklaces using 2 sets of crimp beads on either side of the clasp for added strength.
I made this pretty pair of dangling peacock earrings to match the necklace.
I used antique bronze colored hook style ear wires to accent the blue, green and gold peacock colors. I thought silver would be too harsh of a contrast on this piece.
This pretty Peacock Necklace and Earrings would really brighten up a little white summer dress, or add a nice Pop of color to a simple t-shirt and jeans.
You can see more examples of this technique, and more of my Polymer Clay Jewelry in my Etsy Shop here.
Custom Jewelry Orders are welcome
I am pretty much addicted to this polymer clay bead making technique. I have more ideas for colors of these beads than I will ever have time for. It is a rather time consuming process, but I think it is totally worth the end results.
I thought I would share a little tip on saving money by using household items as tools. Here is what I like to use to poke holes in my beads before baking them. They are the little skewers used for lacing up a turkey. They are the perfect sized hole for me, and I can bake my beads right on them. I buy mine at the 99cent store.
They fit perfectly in my homemade bead baking pan. I made this bead pan out of a box that candles came in. I just cut little notches in it for the bead pins to fit in. It is perfectly safe to put cardboard in your oven at the low baking temperatures required for polymer clay.
If there is a particular technique or tutorial that you would like to see featured here please leave me a comment below.
You can see more examples of different colors of these handmade beads here
I guess I’ll just jump right in. I have had this blog page reserved for a few months now, but I am still kinda stuck as to where to begin. I guess I’ll begin by saying “Hey, I’m an Artist not a writer”. You are probably going to see more pictures than words here. A picture is worth a thousand words anyway, right?
Creating Art has always been a big part of my life. I started out as a Fine Art major with stained glass and jewelry making being my favorite mediums of expressing myself. I guess I was planning on being an art teacher at some point. I wasn’t really sure, I just knew I wanted to create art. Well, life took lots of crazy twists and turns, but I always kept creating art whether it was for gifts or just personal pleasure.
Fast forward 30 years later. I am a married Mom with 2 sons and 2 step-daughters, all are grown and out of the house. Thank God we survived!
A little over a year ago I opened up my online shop to sell my handmade Polymer Clay Jewelry creations. This was a very big jump for me, since like most artist I am not really all that comfortable with marketing my art. In all honesty I am a bit reclusive and would just rather stay in my little studio and create.
After a few months of Jewelry sales I decided I could drive more traffic to my Polymer Clay Jewelry Shop by adding some cool Vintage and Antique items that I culled from my husband’s massive collections, and tada my niche was found.