WIP Wednesday: Getting Ready for Spring

Posted on March 12, 2014 in Work In Progress by Katie Oskin

POLYMER CLAY STUDIO

WIP Wednesday:

WIP Wednesdays in Kater's Acres Polymer Clay Studio

Getting Ready for Spring

Polymer Clay Work In Progress

Last week was so busy I barely had any time to get in my polymer clay studio … but this week? I have been a busy girl! Even though winter is my second favorite season, I’ve had ‘spring fever’ for about a week.  Our temperatures keep fluctuating from 55 degrees to 6 degrees and it’s hard to decide what season we are actually in; not to mention that we are back on DayLight Savings Time. This being said, I have decided that as for me and my studio, we are running into spring, full speed ahead!

WIP Wednesday: Getting Ready for Spring by KatersAcres

Here’s what I’ve been up to this week (Clockwise from top left):

  • I made myself a new locket … it’s stuffed with a micro-mini polymer clay Parker & Lolly.  And, I absolutely LOVE it! Since I made it myself, I decided I wanted a long opera length necklace. And once again, I LOVE it!
  • The pendant was made using this tutorial. See how I took leftover scraps from canes and turned them into beautiful pendants.
  • Using my Stroppel cane from several weeks ago, I made several keychains. These will make great freebies in my orders this year!
  • And there it is … a chick in process. Looks kinda funny without all its parts huh?
  • There’s the finished chick, along with a fluffy blue chick in a new StoryBook Scene, but don’t get too excited, it won’t release for a week yet.
  • And look at all those fish! My millefiori fish canes have come in handy for a few Parker StoryBook Scenes that will be coming this summer.
  • That yellow ghost looking thing … it’s a work in progress for an upcoming tutorial for Parker’s Club. It’s going to be cute!
  • And Smokie … she always manages to steal my chair while I’m working. Why do you suppose she likes my chair instead of the little bed I got for her in her studio? Hmm … I guess we’ll have to investigate this.
  • That most gorgeous of skinner blends was made into these lovely flowery pins for the Lenten season. I featured the tutorial in yesterday’s mash-up.  I will do a similar tutorial for these beauties next week.

 

 

 

What I’ve Learned in Documenting My Work:

Variegate Polymer Clay Flower Pin by KatersAcres

Variegated Polymer Clay Flower Pin
by KatersAcres

When I set out to do WIP Wednesdays here on the blog, I never realized what a benefit it would be to me in my own work.  What this series has allowed me to do is to document my polymer clay design, work & process .  Whereas before I only had finished product to show what I had done during the work week; I actually have a “storyboard” of how something was made and the steps I took to make it. I have really enjoyed this process. I would encourage you if you’ve never documented your process to do the same, you might be surprised what you learn about yourself along the way.

What are you working on?

What’s going on in your studio? What are you working on? Is there a project you’d like to see me tackle and feature on the blog? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear about what you are working on, your thoughts, ideas or process.

 

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