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Every once and awhile there’s something you make that has more meaning than your day-to-day creations. For me, it was this lovely bunch of caned polymer clay flowers. Why? Because I made these in honor of my Mom’s birthday this past weekend.
My inspiration for this bouquet of flowers came from none other than the fabulous Carol Simmons. Carol even teaches a workshop for how to make your own “Fantasy Flowers“. My flowers were inspired by hers, but as you can tell, aren’t near as pretty or lovely as those that she teaches and creates herself. I did the tops of mine as flower “buds” that match the caned flowers underneath too.
One day I aspire to be able to be as good of a caner as Carol (and take a class or two with her), until then, I will keep trying, trying, and trying again. If you haven’t visited Carol’s polymer clay website, be sure to do so.
I hope that you are like me and that with each and every project you learn something that you could have done differently. The list of things I would do differently is not a large one, but definitely something to keep in mind for the future.
I made so many colors, so many blends, and rolled so much clay through my pasta machine that I actually killed it. Now, if I was being honest, my pasta machine has had a ‘hitch’ for about a year. [Likely I ran too thick a stack of clay through it at one point in time]. Well that hitch became a “stop point” about halfway through my project. Since my Mom’s birthday was on Saturday (and yes I procrastinated and started on Thursday) I had to finish this project and had no time to wait on a new pasta machine. So, since Amazon and I are buddies, I had this beautiful new blue pasta machine over nighted to me.
Thanks for joining me today,