Visiting with a clay buddy, Linda Geer, I found out she had a problem with sore muscles. So we agreed on a One On One swap. Some of my witchy oil for something made by her. So I cobbled up the oil for her, but planned originally to put them into some plain, undecorated, one ounce serum bottles. Hm. Sez I to Myself, "This won't do." So what you see here is what I came up with. Using Joanie's tutorial, Build A Frog w/Polymer Clay, I made the frog for the lid. Then I covered and bottle with some glow in the dark clay and baked it. Using my own technique for preserving plants, I dipped some grass seed into very diluted Transparent Liquid Sculpey (TLS), laid them on the covered bottle and rebaked it. The grass toasted just a tiny bit giving it a more delightful golden color.
In return, she sent me some prizes!! The most fun was the "P'orns" (Polymer clay Horns). She was up on ICQ when I opened my package and we ran on with puns and sight gags for quite awhile about these P'orns!! The next gift was one of her famous kaleidoscopes. Blow me away!! I adore her 'scopes! This one is made with a mud mokume gane and it's beautiful. And also fun to play with. Last, was a lovely small altoid tin covered with leaves made with Premo Pearl Metallic skinner blends and soft felt on the bottom to prevent scratching a dresser top. Much to my surprise when I opened it, was an exquisite pendant! The cabochon is made with subtly marbled Premo Pearl Metallics and enhanced with a yellow rose cane. Unknown to Linda, I have a special spot in my heart for yellow roses. I will wear this one with joy.
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Pictures taken of various items with Linda's kaleidoscope as the filter!
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Polymer Clay Projects
Online Jigsaw Puzzles of my polymer clay projects or
Online Jigsaw Puzzles of photographs I've taken in Oregon
Different desktop backgrounds.
Different craft offerings for your enjoyment. My way of saying thank you!
1) Coathanger Christmas Tree
2) Coathanger Wreath
3) Origami Giftbox
4) Tiny Hinges
Copyright 2004-2013 Colleen D. Bergeron.
Last revised: February 20 2013