Monday, April 12, 2010

Polymer Pasta, Anyone?

I had so much fun this weekend, after finally getting my tax stuff together and dropping it in my accountant's lap at 9:05 a.m. Friday, I was free as a bird until this morning and was determined to let my creativity loose and play with my clay all weekend.

I recently received some encouragement to enter the International Polymer Clay Association's 2010 "Progress and Possibilities" event, and after much debate with myself and the extra encouragement of a few of my good PCAGOE friends, I have decided to go for it. I am planning to enter 2 necklaces and a decorative item, but they have to be submitted by April 16th! Yikes!

I sat down with a gallon of sweet iced tea, my drug of choice for energy and prepared to just "let go". I was in a really good frame of mind and the ideas just started coming one after another.

I can do a lot with a little clay. I never throw away the smallest scrap. It gets used somehow, and these little tube beads were the result of playing around with a tiny scrap and some new rubber stamps. I love this little nubby impression.

Now I'm not saying these will end up in any of my entries, but I had a ton of fun making them. And for some reason, they look like pasta to me, so I dubbed them "Polymer Pasta."

"... stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni... Yankee Doodle hmmm hmmm hmm, Yankee Doodle Dandy..." Hee Hee


SueBeads said...

To me they kind of look like beeswax candles!

Gaina said...

What fun! I must admit I have a big soft spot for polymer clay miniature food. I admire anyone who can make it well :).

I am going to play all summer when I am finished my degree - how ironic is it that I need to finish my Art degree before I can actually get creative??

artybecca said...

Good gravy, woman! Do you sleep? Every time I look at flickr you have a zillion new pieces posted! (and all interesting and lovely to boot!)

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thanks, ladies.

They aren't meant to mimic food, I don't do food! LOL

Rebecca, sleep is overrated anyway. :)

artybecca said...

I concur about sleep but even I need my 3-4 hours a seem to produce 24 hours of beads every day!