Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wild Haired Woman

beaded clay wild haired lady pin
I guess Wild Haired Woman would apply to me many times when I look in the mirror. I always say in my next life all I would like different is nice hair, with no cowlicks. Actually what I am refering to here is my polymer clay pin, but it could be any of us with the March winds blowing.
I made the body sometime back, but just never got around to completing my pin.
I conditioned my black polymer clay, and rubber stamped into the clay. I then cut the clay into a triangle shape. Then, inserted a pointed metal clay tool thru the clay to make the hole for the wires to go thru. I removed the metal tool, and then baked the clay triangle in my craft dedicated toaster oven. When the clay was cool I brushed Pearl Ex over the top of the baked clay and coated it with a clear gloss coat to seal the piece.
Next, I had to select my beads... a black round bead for the head, small black tube and green seed beads, and black wire. I threaded the cut wires thru the body for the head and for the arms and legs. Wrapping wire around the bead that was used for the head. Added beads to for the hair, and on the arms and leg wires, curled the wire to finish off my Wild Haired Woman pin.

Do you craft in spurts? Lately, I just done as many paper art projects. I know, I am all over the place when I sit down to do a projects. I get an idea, and I run with it, maybe you know how that goes too. Not always a good thing, because I seem to have way to many things going on at the same time...just saying.

How many small appliances and tools do you have that are only used for crafting? I have so many doubles...appliances for the kitchen and then appliances that I only use for my crafts...blender ( for paper making), toaster oven (for clay and shrink plastic), pasta machine (clay), silicone ice cube trays for UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder), and the list goes on and on.
While digging in boxes I came across a seal a meal that I bought at a yard sale years back. At one time I made a lot water cards and just had to have one. Since the seal a meal is out where I can now see it, maybe I should make a few water cards, but maybe not...who knows.

Well, gotta run. I am going to use my real oven for cooking this afternoon. I am making stuffed cabbage and have to get peeling apples for a homemade apple pie. I will be bringing dinner to my parents.

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8 comments:

Sherry Edwards said...

Love your little brooch - the wiring is fantastic too.

Yes, I have a few dedicated items for my crafting too!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Love your wild woman Elaine.....and your domino project is super cool!!!!! GREAT job and your button jewelry is awesome!!!

Tammy D said...

Love it. This is a very fun piece. Perfect for this time of year!

Vic said...

Fantastic! You create such great things.

Eileen said...

I love her! I think we probably all have those wild hair days.
All your creations are so unique!

Paula said...

Oh Elaine - I LOVE her...she's perfect:)

Alicia said...

Elaine, I LOVE your wild hair lady!! She is really beautiful, wild hair and all! I am curious as to the water cards though- you may have to explain that one to me! *Hugs*

Barbara said...

This is the most adorable and creative little pin! I truly love it!