I am having a major polymer slump, folks. I am at the point that I can't even bring myself to go into my studio. It's a bummer which is reaching epic proportion. I have read books and magazines and cruised lots of websites for inspiration, but nothing.
My friend Lupe Meter sent me some photos of a few faux bone and ivory creations she made using my tutorial, and I was so excited about them, that I thought I felt the creative juices start to flow again... but nothing. Almost everything I have tried has gone straight to the trash pile.
I think writing the faux bone tutorial just took all the oomph out of me. It took so long to finish, almost three times as long as my mammoth faux jade tutorial! I made so many revisions trying to get it just right for all my wonderful customers who were waiting so patiently for it, that I have lost my way with polymer.
I did manage to create a couple of polymer pieces in the Ancient Romance series, and I did a few Valentine's day transfer pieces, but most of my free time in the past two months has been spent creating non-polymer jewelry. I am having a lot of fun with the Scottish Tartans. It's become an obsession, researching and learning the different patterns and the significance of the colors. I was especially pleased to learn that tartans have been created over the years to commemorate and honor several of the U.S. states and some lineage societies and other public companies and societies.
My mother, bless her heart, put in a custom order for a necklace in her Forrester tartan. It's not a recognized tartan because "we" don't have a clan chieftan. I keep telling my Forrester Uncle he needs to step up, but I don't think he wants to move to Scotland. Hee Hee. I haven't come across a Scottish Forrester castle, so it might be for the best. Imagine what the taxes on a castle?