Emotography – Week 17/2016

 

Creativity

I made this little notebook tonight.  The covers are polymer clay.  I makes me feel a bit of the old creativity is finally coming back when I can accomplish something pretty like this.  PLUS, it has already sold.  Bonus.

If you would like to participate with your own Emotography post check out my post EPE Invitation where I explain what it all means, and tell you how do it.

Clay on a Rainy Saturday

Saturday I actually sat down and played!  I had a great time and am really happy with the results.
Sadly 1 item burnt in the oven, but the rest came out fine.
The teapot will have to get a new handle, as the cane just doesn’t suit it anymore, so there is still a little bit more to do there.
I’m thinking the teardrops will make up a necklace, and my new snail “Candy” has joined the herd.

A little Creation

I haven’t been creative lately, in fact it has been over a month since I sat down and made a piece of jewellery.  Somehow the weather just hasn’t encouraged me.

Anyway, this weekend I actually did something.  I have had some bits and pieces on my work table for a long while now, and inspiration finally struck on Saturday.

The focal is a handmade slumped glass bead, set in Polymer Clay.  I’m looking forward to wearing this later on in the week.

 

Snail Rampage

I think the snails have been hanging round Snortlesnuffle too much lately, as they slid off on a garden rampage today. 

“How did they manage that?”,  you ask, naively.

Very Slowly! (oh, you walked right into that one).

They frolicked and slimed, munching through my garden, until  I found them and returned them home to their little nest.

Don’t believe me, here is the photographic proof (it took forever to follow them around and catch them in the act).

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Zero to Hero – Day 12: Community Inspirations

Today in Bloggin101 we are supposed to create a post based on one of the comments we left yesterday.

I’m going to talk about something that interests me, Handmade.  Yesterday I left a comment on the blog Handmade Australia Blog, the post I commented on was handmade blogging hints and tips.

I make handmade jewellery, and sometimes housewares.  I sell through a local shop that specialises in local handmade items.  Well, sometimes I sell, more often I don’t.  My hometown is a tourist town, so in the off season (which we are approaching now) there isn’t much going on.  I have also have a shop on etsy since 2012, but I have never sold anything through that.  Etsy is just too big for a little handmade fish like me, unless you really get into all the networking side of things, you are lucky if you ever get anyone to see your shop at all.

I do have a facebook page and my website, but again, you really have to do the whole networking thing, and I never really have, mainly because I just don’t have the time.  Handmade for me is a hobby, I love making things. I love the tactile pleasure of smooshing (very technical term) polymer clay.  I love sanding and polishing the clay to get a soft and silky feel on the finish.  I love, love, love hammering metal.  I love melting glass (although I have to be careful with the glass, because I always want to grab it with my hands, which is a big NO NO when it is like molten lava).

So, making handmade is what I love.  Selling and marketing handmade, not so much.

So when I get the time I will be going back to that blog and reading some more of his posts, who knows, I just might find some hints and tips to make things easier.