Thursday, January 31, 2013

Polyform Products January 2013 Make It Your Own Challenge ~ My Entry

Polyform January 2013 Make It Your Own Challenge
This Months challenge was to make beads and a bracelet.
Quote from Polyform Products
"The inspiration for the January Make-It-Your-Own Contest
 is Richelle Hawks' Rustic Faceted Bead Bracelet.
 Create your own custom bead bracelet
and post your photo entry right here on our Facebook page.
The deadline is January 31st
and the winner will be announced the first week in February.
The prize is one of each of the premo! Accents colors.
Enter as many times as you'd like, Good Luck!
We all enjoy seeing the many different entries.

My Entry.
I chose to make a Faux Gemstone.
Faux Purple Fire Agate
Faux Purple Drusy Slices
Faux Clay Pearls

I Love the look of cha cha bracelets
They are such a fun way to display beautiful beads.
These beads are so lightweight and fun.

Premo Clays Used:
I will share the exact colors in my tutorial that will follow soon
Premo Purple Clays
Glitter white Premo
White Transparent

.I Made a few canes in several shapes and sizes.
Some very tiny and some large and thick.

Some of the canes I put together in odd shapes
to form the faux look that is not supposed to be consistent
in shapes or sizes. Which made it very fun.

I then made a Drusy style cane and sliced
left it in abstract shapes as slices of Drusy are not perfect.

Baked them on some great new thick wide aluminum pieces
I found at Hobby lobby. Will share more info later.

They baked up wonderful.
Put them all in a very cold ice bath right away
Was so excited to hold them up and see they were completely
Transparent. Yay it worked.
Wet sanded then buffed with my dremmel tool and Renissance

It is so hard to show the transparency in photos.
I messed around with so many ways to get it to show up.
Ive been extremely sick so I gave up trying to figure out how.
I will put aside a few hours one day to do some research on the
best way to take photos of something transparent. hmmm
Tips are welcome in comments :)...

I Wire wrapped all the clay beads and added some faux clay pearls.
Dangled them on my favorite type of links for Cha Chas


Here are my attempts at photos with light behind it.
They are not done very well.
Kind of me not well. LOL
But I love the bracelet and plan to wear it with the pendant.


So stay tuned in a few days a free tutorial for the
agate and Drusy will follow.
Have a few custom orders I'm finishing up
for Valentines day.
 Also have a giveaway / Blog Hop coming up
11 prizes just from me.
You must be a blog member to win.

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then you wont miss out.

Each Blogger will have their

own Giveaway!!!

So be sure to stop by them all.

Will be a chance on a lot of

Valentine gifts just for you.

Plus all free.

Who doesn't love free :).

Will be a few fun things you have to do
But lots of ways to win and a lot of
beautiful prizes.

Create With Heart, Love, Color and Bling

Saturday, January 26, 2013


I am a proud member of this amazing group
So many extremely talented artists.
Fun challenges every month
Supportive group that Pins on Pinterest
Many Treasury's made to support our members
I enjoy being a part of this group
Love looking at every ones progress
as artists and getting to know them.
This months challenge is Faux
That can be any type of Faux anything made with
Polymer Clay.
I chose a faux stone.
Looking for genuine stones Ugh the prices.
I love faux fire agate
Like the look of it being slightly transparent
Love the many shades it comes in.
So I experimented last night and had fun with it.
I of course choose purple
Since purple and pink are my favorite colors.
Here is a real Fire Agate
This is sold by someone on Ebay
To see the stone and seller click on the photo.
I will be making a tutorial on this.
Almost done with it just have to finish up editing photos.
It was fun and easy so I want to share. :)
Here is my Faux Purple Fire Agate Pendant
I Also made a faux druzy slice
All wire wrapped Just like a normal stone.
Was very fun and when the light shows through
It is so clear and you can see both sides and all the
pretty colors of clay.

I love Premo White transparent it is awesome
It really helped with this technique.
It is so hard to show in photos the true transparency.
I am very sick so I didn't have the time I wanted
and did not feel up to the other ideas I had to add to it.
But I had fun so that is all that matters.
I hope you stop by and Vote
Voting begins February 1st - 7th
Ill be sure to remind everyone.
Stop by and see every ones great Faux
Creations on the Blog : PCAGOE BLOG
Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting me
and Handmade.
Hugs and blessings to all.


Create With Heart, Love, Color and Bling