Sunday, February 28, 2010

handmade hand drill

I needed a hand drill and the closest craft supply store is almost an hour away (one way) and in another state. So I made one.


I took a drill bit in the size that I needed. Using a dremel with a diamond bit I ground down the shank on two sides just until it was flattened a little. Then I made a handle with scrap polymer clay. After baking I pulled out the drill bit and glued it back in permanently with Loctite glue.
It works perfectly.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

bunny butt keychains

bunny butt keychains
Originally uploaded by coltpixy

Spring is coming and that always makes me think of bunnies. Lucky bunny butts made with polymer clay using the mica shift technique. This technique makes images look 3 dimensional when they are actually flat and smooth as glass.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's!

red mica shift heart

I will tell you a secret, I love to cook. Each and every holiday is pretty much an excuse to prepare a feast. That is tradition in my family. This year Valentine's and Chinese New Year both being the same day is turning into a really huge feast and my family is not even Chinese.

Reading recipes and some of the traditional Chinese superstitions about the foods that must be prepared and stories around them has made me miss my grandparents on my mom's side so much. They were not Asian but they were superstitious backwoods Tennesseans. There are really a lot more similarities than one would think.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Heart with Pink Roses

Heart with Pink Roses
Originally uploaded by coltpixy

My favorite real roses are very pale pink. So it was only natural that these polymer clay roses ended up being that color.
The theme I created this for is Hearts Afire. To people who do not know me it may not fit in that theme. My thought process went to passion and romance. For me that means pink roses.