Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Colorful Christmas and A Happy New Year!

For the last month of last year, my local guild organized a bead swap and the theme of course, was Christmas! I was lucky enough to get a rainbow of colors of Pardo clay balls which I figured would be safe enough to use even during my pregnancy. What's so special about this Pardo clay is that it doesn't have any  phthalates and is actually made out of beeswax. They are very easy to use and come in eye-catching colors :) 


I wanted to use my bunch of Pardo clay as soon as I got them but every ball of color was only the size of a marble so I had to think hard about what I wanted to make for our "Christmas Ornament Bead Swap". 

There's this artist who I admire very much. She makes beautiful pieces from polymer clay and her work is always so intricate and elegant. I love how she mixes her colors so beautifully! On Etsy, her name is Starless Clay (http://www.etsy.com/shop/StarlessClay) and she served as my inspiration for the challenge. Please visit her site because honestly, her style of claying is quite difficult. My finished projects don't look as polished as hers and I need more practice coiling the strands of clay. Here are my little ornaments to bring in some holiday cheer!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas! Happy new year to you and yours! <3

4 comments:

  1. Happy new year! Your ornaments came out super cute!

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  2. Thank you Stephanie! I love looking at your blog and all the things you're up to :) Happy new year!

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  3. Oh those are just darling. I think you did a great job!!
    Happy New Year and to your bundle of joy too!!

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    1. Oooh thank you Marie! Coming from you, that means so much! Looking forward to more of your great stuff this 2012 :)

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