Sunday, April 26, 2015

Shades of Colors Quilled Jewelry

Hello there flutterbys!  I hope that you've had a good weekend.  I had a pretty nice one.  Before I go on to tell you about crafty stuff I want to ask:  have you been watching House of Cards (the American version) on Netflix?  My goodness, what a great show!  I didn't even know it existed until this year.  I've always loved Kevin Spacey's work, I mean really, who doesn't love Keyser Soze :-D  But this series has me on the edge of my seat.  I watched the entire Season 1 and now a couple of episodes from Season 2 in about 2 weeks.  When I start watching it is so hard to stop for a life!  lol

Anyhoo, in between episodes and my fairy project I've managed to get back to one of my favorite things to do, quilling.  I opened a little Etsy shop just for my quilled and wire jewelry. It is called Paper and Wire Jewelry. After making a couple of pieces that I made for myself I decided to make some for sale.  So far I have rings with adjustable bands and some pendants.  Check them out.  They look like candy, right?  Very fun and summery colors.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Polymer Clay Animals

I promised ya'll the other day that I was going to show you some of the new critter denizens that will be living in my fairy village.  What do you think?  They are SO MUCH fun to do.  I've been learning from different tutorials on Youtube.  Once I have my project put together I'm going to share with ya'll a list of the different Youtube channels where I have found many of polymer the clay tutorials where I've learned to make my figurines.  I've put a dime (US money) in the photos so you can get an idea of the size of each figurine.  I forgot to do that with the lion, but just so that you get an idea, it is about the size of the rabbit,  maybe a tad larger.   If you ever decide to give me a present feel free to send polymer clay, please.  HAHAHA!!!  ;-)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Its a Fairy World!

Hello there my lovelies!

I hope that you're all having a great start to your week!  I know that I am :-D  Did I tell you that I took a little trip to Georgia earlier this month?  Yup, I visited family and I went to  Kennesaw Mountain State Park.  It was awesome!  But there's still more that I want to go see :-D

I've been busy making more people and animals for my Fairy Garden Village.  I still need a few more fairies and other critters.  But I'm almost done with that part of the project.  Although I have to admit that I'm becoming quite enthusiastically devoted to polymer clay.  So once I'm done with this project I think that I'm going to take some classes to hone my skills.  Right now I'm very much a beginner. 

Today I'm going to show you some more of the work that I've done so far.  My boyfriend says that my village might end up looking like the bar scene from Star Wars.  But little did he know that that's what I'm looking for.  I want to create a place where the human world laws of nature don't exist.  Fairies don't all look the same, animals are not the same sizes, etc.  I'm sure that I'm going to achieve my goal.

The original pianist broke, but I like this second one much better  

This little lady is very relaxed, with her pink lemonade, getting a very nice suntan.  She's a little diva.

And here are a couple of little fairies having a very nice time on their teeter totter.

Come back tomorrow to take a look at some of my denizens of the animal kingdom that will be cohabiting with the fairies in my village.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fairy Village Accessories

Hi ya'll!  I told you some time ago that I'm working on a mini fairy village for my garden.  I have the buildings about 75% complete.  So I don't have photos of those yet.  However, I do have photos of some of the miniature furniture that I've been making :-D  

When I think about fairies I imagine rustic, forests, nature and that sort of thing.  So the furniture that I've been making is extremely rustic.  I'm not a miniatures maker so I'm not following any rules whatsoever.   This isn't everything that I've made so far.  But its a nice sampler ;-)  I have a lounge chair, a couple of chairs, a bench, a table that is set, a piano with a bench and a teeter totter.  They are all going to have their own fairies.  Then there's also the little cart.  Right now its missing the wheels, but they're coming soon.

 I'm really happy with the piano.  Its made of left over wood from the buildings.

I've also made a few fairies.  They, just like their furniture, are extremely rustic.  Mainly because I'm really inexperienced at making things out of polymer clay.  But I've been watching YouTube videos.  As far as I'm concerned they are perfect in their imperfections!  But I need to make a lot more fairies for this village!  A lot more animals as well.  So I'll be working my little fingers to the bones to get my fairy population where it should be.  I also want to make more fairies of different races and ethnicity.  If you have any favorite YouTube video tutorials for making fairies I'd love it if you share them with me in the comments section. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fairy Garden Figurines

Hello everybody!  I have been missing in action yet again!  But that's because I've been a busy little bee working on a very special project.  I am making a fairy village for my garden and I'm doing it completely from scratch!  I'm using wood that was going to be thrown out to make the houses, backgrounds, etc.  I'm making the figurines out of polymer clay.  I'm making a pond, a river, a couple of waterfalls and even fairy furniture!  Everything is from scratch and I'm using as many found items as possible.  So today I want to show you some of the pieces that I've made out of polymer clay.  I have lots more to do.  There must be many fairies in this village :-)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Handmade Quilled Necklaces

Hello lollipops!  I have completed a couple of quilled necklaces.  I had never tried anything like this before.  But I think that I'm definitely going to make more :-D

This piece was inspired by some beautiful Indian jewelry that I found online.  Just inspired, I came up with my own design.  I used lots of flat back pearls from Miriam's Crafting Supplies, and several layers of Triple Thick.

This parrot piece was really outside of my box.  I had never tried to quill a bird, much less one this size.  I used more flat back pearls and rhinestones from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.