Friday, October 24, 2014

When "Brocade Collection" purses met "Moon Rock" beads - Polymer Clay Playtime

Floral Moon Rocks Polymer Clay Beads - Combined into a zippered purse
life has a funny way sneaking up on you.
I find it more and more difficult to find time to do my favourite things these days (blogging, claying more).
Becoming a vegan 3 months ago (along with 2 family members) demands its adjusting and more kitchen time.
I lost 10 kg due to this change and added physical activity to strengthen my muscles and body.
Being 43 demands maintenance!... :)
Too bad we have only 24 hours a day (or maybe we're lucky to have just 24?)...you'll decide.

BUT!
I did have the opportunity to work with clay the previous weekend, with a wonderful group of ladies from the Netherlands - Skyscraper beads and Brocade-Cosmic purses.

New Samples were created to adjust the combination and techniques mix. 
I called it "When Brocade Collection purses met Moon Rock beads", adding flowers and other inclusions. 

It's incredible how fun it is to mix tutorials, blend materials, "stir" techniques and create a completely different project every time - chalks, paints, pastes, powders, eye shadows, sponges, oil pastels, with just a bit of imagination (and trial) it all combine in a perfect harmony.
Don't be afraid to experiment!

The Dutch guild ladies were so creative with their Skyscraper & Cosmic Brocade purses projects, 4 different surface effects were introduced in the class and each student took her favourite technique and created a purse out of it (or 2, or 3!).

As always my classes are free of boundaries. 
I love to see how my students take a technique or an idea to their own creative voice. Even the same materials, instructions and steps, looks different in any artist hand. (Don't tell anyone but sometimes I see my students creativity and ask myself "how I didn't think of that?!" ;) 

You're welcome to lean back and take a look at the students gallery also in Facebook - Here 

See you soon!

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CLASS SAMPLES
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Moon Rocks Polymer Clay Beads -
Combined into a zippered purse
Moon Rocks Polymer Clay Beads -
Combined into a zippered purse
 
Moon Rocks Polymer Clay Beads -
Combined into a zippered purse
Moon Rocks Polymer Clay Beads -
Combined into a zippered purse
 
Moon Rocks Polymer Clay Beads -
Combined into a zippered purse
Moon Rocks Polymer Clay Beads -
Combined into a zippered purse
Moon Rocks Polymer Clay Beads - Inside
Moon Rocks Polymer Clay Beads -
Combined into a zippered purse
 
Moon Rocks Polymer Clay Beads - Combined into a zippered purse 
Moon Rocks Polymer Clay Beads - Combined into a zippered purse

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STUDENTS WORK
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Polymer Clay Moon Rock Beads inside the oven 


The Complete collection of the polymer clay Moon Rocks purses
Skyscraper beads - polymer clay by Pris Wijnberg
Skyscraper beads - polymer clay beads by Rian Schreuder-Sanderse 
Skyscraper beads - polymer clay beads by Pris Wijnberg 
Skyscraper beads - polymer clay beads by Alexa Axart