Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jewelry Dish

I have one more gift item that would have spoiled surprises by posting before Christmas. I made jewelry dishes from air dry clay. I got 6 small dishes from one block of DAS clay. 

I kneaded the clay until it was workable and rolled it out directly on my granite counter top.  Then I used a craft knife to cut around a scallop die that I pressed onto the clay. In the center, I pressed a Hero Arts rubber stamp to make the lace impression.  Then I laid and formed the shape in a small cereal bowl and let it dry for about 2 days until it released.  I let it dry for 2 more days, painted it with silver water based paint, and sealed it with Krylon Triple Thick Glaze.

The little bracelet is from a pattern I saw on Purl Soho.  I used some cord from my card making stash and vintage buttons from my mom’s button box.  The knots can be adjusted to fit each person comfortably.

Who said you can’t use card making supplies for other goodies? 

Be Creative and thanks for stopping by. 

Knitted Scarves

I am posting this after Christmas because some surprises would have been spoiled. It’s getting to be a tradition that our girls all get a newly knitted scarf for Christmas and I love making them.  This pattern was a simple 12 row repeat that was easy to do in front of the TV, with just enough variety to make it fun to knit.  The pattern is included in “6 Simple Scarves” knit pattern book that I purchased from Annie's Craft store on-line.  I love that I can download my patterns and get right to work.  I used Caron Cakes yarn, which creates fun stripes. I added some matching wrist warmers and the gifts were a big hit.

Be Creative and thanks for stopping by.