We had heavy rain today - so I was forced to stay indoors, so I decided that it was about time I got back into crafting. So what better way to start than going back to one's childhood and just messing about - not with plasticine, but with something very similar - Polymer Clay.
All these pieces are straight out of the oven - so are in their 'naked' state. They'll need to be sandpapered several times to start with. The above beads are tiny lentil beads, and will look so much better when polished.
As I am a beginner, this is all experimental to me - so lots of learning curves.
I'm messing about with textures at the moment.........
and these are all destined to be painted, or coloured, or inked, or maybe gilded - all experimental
Every piece is unique, it's impossible for me to make two the same.
Sadly I have managed to break the tail off one of these fish - I rubbed too hard with the sandpaper - so gave up doing anything more to any of these pieces until tonight as I am tired.
Those with holes will be for pendants or bracelets, or key rings.
I was quite pleased with how these bigger white fish turned out,
in real life they look ivory coloured - but I want to make them look vintage - Chinese perhaps?
So, I'll be doing some research to see if I can find out how to do that.
I am showing you these in their 'raw' state - just to prove that you can't really make something and bake it and expect it to look perfect - like all clay-like projects, there is quite a bit of work involved to make them look better. And I have no idea how many of these will survive my clumsy attempts!