I've purchased a huge-bin's worth of materials for working with polymer clay, and have read just about all the books on the subject offered by my local library. Yet, I've never taken the leap and really worked in that medium! A polymer clay jewelry workshop offered by Tyler Arboretum on Thursday evening helped me "take the leap," and see how easy and fun it can be. I think it's time to get my bin out of the basement and start playing around with all of those supplies!
|Samples of Denise Pettit's polymer clay jewelry|
|Polymer clay jewelry artist Denise Pettit|
|A polymer clay artisan's work space|
|The oven Denise used to bake our pieces|
|Amy, the Director of Public Programs for Tyler Arboretum, was my pasta machine partner.|
|We had fun squashing together our color combinations to see what came through the machine.|
|Participants get down to business stamping and cutting their clay.|
|My finished pieces: The square ones are either pins or pin/necklace combinations. |
The bottom two rectangles will be earrings, and the other shapes are both pendants.
|My daughter Katy wore one of the pins and necklaces when we returned to Tyler Arboretum |
this morning for National Public Gardens Day!