Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
In the meantime I have another enflammed wrist and I should not sand, I should'nt do anything *smile* but that's nearly impossible as I'm unhappy when I have to sit still. I'm not sure how I'll go on with this. I decided to take a break from my clay table not only because of my wrist but also because I felt no inspiration or "need" to clay. That's a bit scary because this is a hobby I don't want to end! I'm known for doing something intensely and then moving on to the next and I really don't wish for that to happen with this one.
Anyhow...today I sat at my table to try something out for christmas (a little something to say thank you to my regular clients). It was a lot of fun and got me back addicted to my beloved clay! *grinning* But I did realize what I need to do is change the way I work. I put way too much pressure on my self to create something "great" and to do it as fast as I can. A combination that just doesn't always work!
Yeah. I'm looking forward to next year. For the rest of this year I'm gonna take it a bit easy and gain new energy and inspiration for the upcoming time (next year).
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
This morning I was looking through the flickr page and guess what I saw? Someone has actually used my tutorial (with exact colours) and used that cane to do different things with.
I think that's pretty cool.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
I finally was able to get my hands on a Book I've wanted to buy but couldn't. My mom gave it to me for my birthday. She bought it in england where she lives, as Switzerland is just so so tiny and it's so hard to get my hands on books like these (If you don't have a credit cards!)
It's the Carol Blackburn book "Making Polymer Clay Beads".
I find it very inspirational to try out new things, especially things that I thought were too hard! But in the book everything is described so easily that I just "did it".
Yey, for books!
Monday, October 8, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
When I glance at my Computertable that I am sitting at right now I could run away screaming! I have such a chaos on my table with packed up beads, Cds, Post it notes, orders waiting to go out, business cards, stickers, etc etc. It's clean but chaotic! And on my other table beside my work table I have another chaos with Ikea-boxes with beads and Pendants I haven't sold, glassbeads, wires, scissors etc. Sure I know where everything is but still, what a sight! *grinning* So it's my goal this week to clean both tables up and get some kind of system in the whole mess. And besides all of that: to keep creating and putting my ideas into Fimo....
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
I've been thinking a lot about having my own "business". As I sell more things now, I want to personalize my things better and get a bit more "professional". It all seems a bit silly to me as sometimes I just think of my self as "a girl selling some beads for her hobby", but why not get out there and think a bit broder!? Inspired by one of the photo's in Donna Kato's book (yes! I finally got one!!) I decided to make my own "stamp" for putting my name on my products. I sometimes forget but when I don't this is what it looks like (see photo on the left). They are my initials and I plan on making more stamps as I get better.
Having a bit of an overdose on creating with Fimo I decided to work on the idea with making little present bags to put my things in, especially my pendants. When I sell beads they go into small, clean professional looking zip-lock baggies (they are called mini-grips here) but the pendants are too big for those. I almost bought some see-through ready-made fabric ones last week but they cost chf 1.80 PER BAG (and they aren't very big)!! Nah, I'm not that big of a company yet to be able to afford that, hahahaha! So I wanted to make my own and bought some fabric at the store only to realize that my sewing machine is missing a major bit: the electrical cable!! (is this my ex-husbands humour?) So that was out of the question. For some reason, I started fumbling around with paper this morning. I was so determined to get this idea done that I created some small paper baggy out of scrap wrapping paper. Now, I have never done this before and I feel like I just sat there and watched my hands create these as if they have done so for years by the thousands! It was great!! I got out some more of last years x-mas paper I saved for doing crafts and just made some more. These are some samples and while some have a dent and a crumple here and there, they look pretty good. I also created some labels to close them with. I'm pretty happy about this now and who knows where this will lead! Perhaps to a paper-baggy business? *grinning*
Monday, July 30, 2007
I like to add little bits of "thank-you's" into each packet before I send it off. I usually add a lose bead but found it hard to decide which one, what size and what am I willing to just "give away". So I decided to make a bunch of "give-aways" so that I know every time what to add and I am pretty pleased with the results. I used some "old" Canes that I haven't used in a long while and cut them into thick slices and added a loop to it. My customers can use it as a Pendant or hang it on their key-chain...or whatever else they want to do with it.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Classic: gold beads with bits of gold. Translucent white clay with gold swirls.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I also tried some new beads with adding glass beads to them. I really like the white textured and pink bead beads. I'll be adding them to my selling list tomorrow and see how they go. Now I'm exhausted and my wrist hurt again. But: no pain:no gain! :-)
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Yeah I still make beads! :-) Actually I make more then I show at the moment, trying out colours and mixes, using up scraps of clay with scraps of canes...sometimes they turn out pretty cool, would have never thought, others don't and will land in my bead box. Perhaps someone else will like them though and find something to do with it. I'm not saying that they are ugly, no beads are ugly! Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder...