Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tada! Here it is!

Well here it is, I finally finished it. I bet you weren't expecting this!

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I decided to take off the candle holder, flip it around and add a clock. I don't really use candle sticks much. I keep forgetting about them and then I find that they have dripped all down my walls and onto the floor. Not cool! I do like clocks thought, maybe because I am always wondering what time it is. I don't have many clocks in my house though because I keep selling them all.

Oh well, but any way I thought it would be fun to make some polymer clay skeletons and have it look like one is coming out of the ground while his buddy is hitching a ride up.

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I added pins to his arms and legs so that he would swing.

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The third skeleton is peeking from behind a stalagmite seeing what is going on. Or he could be just like me and is just wanting to know what time it is.

Here is the eBay listing if you would like to check it out there:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=290298333043


Thank you so much for looking! Now I need to get back to work. I am starting a bigger project that will light up (if all goes well) and the group that I am in, HA31, is getting ready to have a theme challenge. I will post more information later.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Work In Progress

I have been posting a lot of projects that I have done in the past, so I thought that I should add a post about what I'm currently working on now.

O.K. well maybe just a hint. I decided my first project for 2009 will be something kind of small. I found an old candle sconce and decided to do something whimsical with it. I think you will be a little surprised. I hope to have it all finished and ready to list on eBay by this weekend.

Before picture:


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Alright I guess I can give another hint, not just the candle sconce will be hanging. Well, I better get back to work if I want to get this done in time.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

LED Light Up Clocks

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I loved doing these clocks! I had found them at a craft store and thought that it would be a cool idea to put a clay scene inside them.

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My husband helped me add LED lights to give the scene an erie look and to also see the clock at night. We made them to where the switch is hidden inside a tombstone. Just tilt it back and the lights turn on!

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This one was actually the first one I created and sold in July 2007. Each scene is different and we used different colored LEDs.
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Here is the before picture of what the clocks looked like:

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Chess Game

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This was the first game I created. I sold it on ebay in March 2007. I found the board and thought it would be cool to make polymer clay chess pieces to go with it.

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There are black and orange clay chips on the bottom of each piece so it is easy to keep track of each players pieces. I made it witch against witch.

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The drawer opens up on each end to store all the pieces safely when not in use. I made polymer clay bat knobs on the drawer to match the hand painted bats on the board.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mantel Clock

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Here is a vintage style Halloween mantel clock that I did in April 2008. I really love this clock, it's one of my favorite.

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As you can see, I hand painted it in a vintage Halloween style using black, orange and antique gold. I added a black polymer clay bat to the handle on top and a clay Jack O Lantern by the clock face.

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Here is the before picture of the clock. I still have one more just like this one that I will be doing in the future.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Peg Games

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I always enjoyed playing with the old Jump a Peg games and thought it would be fun to make one. I took a small old jewelry box, and with the help of my husband, made a game board with one side being the Jump a Peg game and the other side Tic Tac Toe.

The first one I created and sold in June of 2007.

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I took 14 pegs and added polymer clay Jack O Lanterns to 7 of them and clay cat heads to the other 7. I lined the inside of the box so the pegs can be safely stored. To change to the other side of the board on this one, there are bat pegs that slide out the side.

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The second one that I created and sold in March 2008. I used the same kind of pegs, but my husband came up with a way to have the board spin around inside the lid instead of using removable pegs.

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Both were so fun to make, it was hard to sell them because the family had a great time playing with them. I do plan to make a few more in the future.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Light Up Musical Trinket Box

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I created and sold this project back in October 2007. I had a lot of fun with this one. It was made from an old jewelry box that I had found. See bottom for before picture.


After removing the mirror and jewelry compartments, I prepped and painted. I added polymer clay Jack O Lanterns to the top and clay spiders that look like they're crawling all over the sides. Then, I removed the glass panels and added my own that I created using different colored polymer clay. When the doors are open, the scene also shows on the inside.

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I added a light to the inside of the box so the panels light up.

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Finally, I removed and replaced the old musical movement with a cool one that plays Alfred Hitchcock's theme "March of a Marionette". I added a clay bat to the turn knob in back for added detail.

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Before picture of project:
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