Monday, August 29, 2011

How to make 80s style earrings!

I have been diligently working on my entries for the "Play with Clay,"contest on Instructables. This is my first entry and a pretty simple project that can lead the way to many other projects. I plan on finishing my second entry this week. Don't worry I haven't forgotten about the mask, its just on hold for a few days.

I got the inspiration for these earrings from watching 80s music videos on Youtube. Also Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" music video. She wore these fabulous orange and yellow triangle earrings. Then there's "Jem!" and her fantastic star burst shape earrings.

To learn how to make these go here for my Tutorial!

More to come!!!

Dream Big!

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Clock and Flowers

All right, sorry there wasn't a post last week! I was very busy babysitting. However I do finally have a sneak peak of part of my time piece mask. Here's view of the clock, when its ticks, it is amazing. I feel like my piece has come alive. I also added few more goodies to the actual mask, this one is left eye oriented. I finished tatting some lace for the edging yesterday. It looks close to my original concept sketch. I'm very pleased. I took some photos of how it looks currently but they all came out pretty blurry. I'll try tomorrow for a better shots of my work in progress.

On another happy note, Instructables is hosting a "Play with Clay" Contest. I play putting my next "How to" in the contest! It'll be fun,
its inspired by something I saw in music video recently! I did start a floral bib necklace, I sculpted my flowers from Fimo polymer clay, it looks really nice. In the piece I included my first orchid and hibiscus. I added glass beads and copper wire. I hope to be finished with both projects this week so I can work on Project Candy necklace and start next mask.I will try new piece listed in my Etsy shop too. I hope everyone has been well, I hope to have more updates this week take care.

Dream Big!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Slowly Steaming Ahead

This week I worked mainly on my mask base. This is the blank I sculpted from Fimo polymer clay. After I baked it I sanded it with my Dremel. It will probably be sanded once more by hand and then detailed some more before I start painting it. There is something highly addicting about details of putting one of these together. I always end up coming up with an ide
a for another one. This one is really special, I am seeing to every detail on different level than the way I previously perceived the entire process. Amazing how much you learn when you take time off.

I'm also going to take some of that to my prior creations. Taking time off from one type of project to work on another usually helps me come back with new approaches and fresh ideas. I happen to enjoy working outside of my box and even making new boxes. Halloween is around the corner and I have work to do! My new Necklace design came out really elegant I have few designs flaws to work out But it still looks really elegant I'll have photo up soon I am working on my next How to project. I'll continue to steam ahead on the steam punk mask. I've been accident free for 5 days now*Knock on wood*!

Till next time!

Dream Big!

Soriaana <3

Thursday, August 4, 2011

She Wore A Blue Ribbon

Well its seems in my absence I've become a tad accident prone. That's putting it lightly. I fell last week and braced the impact with my right hand and today I stepped on shard of glass, with my left foot. All while trying to find something for my mask out in the garage.

Since I haven't cut myself severelyuntil now I never asked where the bandages are kept or unpacked my first aid kit. I tend keep one with my crafting supplies, you never when your going injure yourself, especially when crafting. In a pinch some ribbon and tissue worked as makeshift bandage. This will at least hold till later when I can ask someone where the bandages are kept or go get some.

Now to return to business as normal. I'm still in search of a small clock movement for my mask. Most of the ones I've come across are quite large. Since I started babysitting my young niece I've been watching alot of Disney movies, I was inspired the other day by "Fantasia." I happened to make this little guy ,a dancing mushroom charm, this is my first attempt I think he's

I plan on sculpting the rest of the little mushroom dancers and possibly making a charm bracelet. I've been working on my Plumeria sculptures as well and they have improved greatly Making a new Necklace today with a lovely design in mind. I want to combine, pearls, sculpture and ribbon.
So much to do!

Until Next Time!

Dream Big!