My name is Sunni and I'm a dedicated crafter. I have and still do, dabble in a wide variety of mediums. I have a questing mind and an overactive imagination and I'm always looking at the world around me with an eye towards "making something like that" myself or "what can I turn that into." But I always come back to three mediums, papermaking, beads and polymer clays. Following are projects I have accomplished with polymer clay, my tutorials and handy info.
A swap is given number of individuals agree on a theme and manufacture a set number of items. The artists are free to interpret that theme in clay within the parameters given by the Swapmeister (host/hostess). All items are then mailed to the Swapmeister. The Swapmeister then mixes up all the items and sends them back to the participants so each person gets one item from each of the participants excluding his or her own work! (You send out 10 of your own, get 10 back of other peoples'!)
- The Megaswappers Goddess Swap
- The Megaswappers Australian Critters Swap
- The Megaswappers African Critters Swap
- The Megaswappers Year of the Dragon Swap
- The Megaswappers Rainforest Critters Swap
- The PCC Techie Swap - Make a talisman to sit on or near the computer.
- One On One Swap with Linda Geer
- The PCC Sticks and Stones Swap - Make any item to include found natural objects as design elements. Use them as an actual piece of the creation (like grass seeds on the outside of a vessel or use pebbles, sticks, leaves, seeds, bark, etc... to add texture, inclusions, or stencil effects.
- Wizard Pantry Swap - Using the Harry Potter children's books as inspiration, several members of Polymer Clay People Yahoo Group got together and made spice bottles and whatnot that you would imagine finding in the pantry of your favorite wizard.
Just Plain Ol' Projects
- Tibetan Malas - "Mala" is the Nepalese word for "string of beads." These strings of beads are used as prayer beads and are predominantly fashioned after the buddhist patterns. Go here to see the long mala with the traditional 108 beads and an abbreviated mala or wrist mala. Wrist malas are popularly known as "power bracelets."
- TLS Experiments - TLS is Transparent Liquid Sculpey. It is the basic ingredient for the polymer clays in liquid form and is quite versatile. These are some of the things I've been playing with to press the parameters of the medium.
- Clay Paintings - Experiments in clay painting and bas relief.
- CheeNecklaces - Collars I have made for my cheewawas (chihuahuas).
- Paper & Clay - These go together like peanutbutter and jam. I've been intrigued with papermaking for years and recently with book binding. This page shows my endeavors.
- How to Make Tiny Hinges for clay projects. (Beginner Level)
- How to Make a Giraffe Skin Cane (Beginner Level)
- How to Make a Spiderweb Cane (Beginner Level)
- How to Make a Clasp for Silk Cording, Hide, Yarn... (Beginner Level)
- How to Make a Basic Jellyroll Cane Without A Pasta Machine (Beginner Level)
- How to Reduce a Round Cane With No Waste (Beginner Level)
- How to Make a Double-sided Mold for 3D items (Intermediate Level)
- How I Blow An Egg (Any Skill Level)
- Make Your Own Polymer Clay Stamp (Any skill level)
- Making A Tiger Cane and Covering an Egg (Beginner Level)
- Ovens: How to even out the heat and calibrate it.
- Beginner Basics This is a page of links to all kinds of things to help the newbie clayer. Tutorials, tips, whatever I can find that'll help. Please bookmark this page as it will continually be growing as I find more links.
- Pictures of Flowers in the Klamath Basin, Oregon and on Whidbey & Fidalgo Islands, Washington. I've taken quite a few pictures of wildflowers, bouquets and potted plants. Just whatever catches my fancy. The pictures are VERY close up to the flowers. You can almost imagine it's a "bee's eye view!" The thumbnails link you to a really BIG photo so you can see just how a flower looks. Much better than having a flower in hand!!! At least for my old eyes! So be patient during download these pages, they are very graphics heavy.
- If you have a Kemper Claygun and can't get it to work, go to the PolymerClayCyclopedia and check out their page on clayguns and adapters.
LINKS HELPFUL TO CLAYERS - My extensive bookmarks converted to HTML for your (and my) enjoyment!
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