Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bead Soup is here!

Last March 27, a very nice suprise came my way. My bead soup, which came all the way from Singapore, was sent by my swap partner Adlinah Kamsir of Dreamstruck Designs. You can check out her creations at http://dreamstruckdesigns.blogspot.com.

Anyway, her bead soup came in with a lovely gold package. Since it was my first time to participate, I was embarrassed to send her my bead soup in a stunning bubble wrap packaging. She said that this box was recycled.


Lovely gold box with a really nice surprise inside!

She even sent me a card with Claude Monet's painting on the cover.

Claude Monet's "Women in the Garden", 1866

For the content of this beautiful package, I was surprised to see a variety of beads from lampwork focals, vintage coordinating beads and silver plated connectors and clasps.

1- Peach silk string; 2- Rhodonite round beads; 3- Lampwork glass focal by Susan Farley of SKHolt glass; 4- vintage lucite flowers and beads; 5- swarovski crystals; 6- sterling silver clasps, pewter spacers and plated flower links: 7- lamp work nuggets; 8,9 &10- czech glass; and 11-amethyst nuggets

My mind is swirling with ideas on how to incorporate these beads to my design. Stay tuned for the reveal on May 3!

Here's a sneak peak on what I gave her in return. Most of the focals are polymer clay creations made by yours truly.

My bead soup for my partner Adlinah

See you then!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bead Soup on it's way!

For 2 years, I have been meaning to join Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party.

What exactly is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

It is basically pairing of 2 jewelry designers of different media, wherein they will swap a focal bead, a special clasp, and other complementary materials. They will have to use these materials to create their own masterpieces. 


I have been paired with Adlinah Kamsir of Singapore. I visited her blog http://dreamstruckdesigns.blogspot.sg/search?updated-max=2013-05-14T21:13:00%2B08:00&max-results=7 and was awed by her talent as a beaded jewelry designer.

Here is a sneak peak of the goodies that I sent to Adlinah.

Bead Soup for Adlinah

I personally made some of the components using polymer clay. I hope that she likes what I sent her.

I'm also eagerly anticipating how she will incorporate these pieces to her jewelry designs.

I will post again when I get my soup from Adlinah. Until then! :) 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Card Cases

Last November, I made these card cases for a bazaar. This was the last batch of polymer clay creations I made before giving birth.

Game and Watch inspired card cases
Then a client of mine commissioned me to do card cases according to her preferences. These are all works in progress and I have yet to deliver 3 more designs:


VW bug-inspired card case
Penguins card case

I'm so glad that I started to clay again. I will be updating you with the other designs.

Until my next claying adventure!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Another Blessing!

Last year, I was one of the lucky clay artists whose work were featured at Ms. Marie Segal's book, The Polymer Clay Artist's guide.

My "Four Seasons" Inchies graced one of the pages

This book is a gem because it contain so many techniques to enhance your skills in polymer clay.
 
You can get your copies of the Polymer Clay Artist's Guide in amazon.com.



Monday, February 17, 2014

Nice to be back!

I have been quiet with my claying activities in the past five months. That is because I gave birth to our little bundle of joy last November 9, 2013. Everyone, please meet my precious daughter, Sophie Larissa Comia.







She just turned 3 months last February 9. And she is keeping me away from my claying table most of the time.

Until my next post!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Philippine Polymer Clay Guild "Finger puppet Challenge"

For the month of October, the Philippine Polymer Clay Guild conducted a halloween-themed finger puppet challenge.


Philippine Polymer Clay Guild album cover
I was thinking about what character to do for this challenge over lunch, when our black cat, Tonton, appeared at my side, begging for table food.


How can you resist these begging eyes :)
Since halloween is all about witches, ghouls, ghosts, etc. I decided to make Tonton my muse.

Design sketches for my puppet character using Paper by 53 (I love this app!)
Using a metal thimble for the base, I sculpted the cat first then added the broom and the pumpkin on
each side. Here's the finished product:

Feline Familiar by Crazy Notions
I named my piece "Feline Familiar" since black cats are known to be a witch's familiar.

For more entries, visit our facebook page: 

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.561532347234057.1073741830.172264889494140&type=1

Friday, October 4, 2013

Art Bead Scene: October 2013 Challenge

This month, the inspiration for the Art Bead Scene October 2013 Challenge came from a Woodblock Print on Paper by Japanese artist Ohara Koson (1877 - 1945) named "Owl on Gingko Branch (Scops Owl Under Crescent Moon)".


Owl on Gingko Branch (Scops Owl Under Crescent Moon) 1915 by Ohara Koson
 Last year, I made a steampunk heart pendant using metallic polymer clay with other metal findings.


Flight of fancy steampunk Heart pendant
 But I find the colors too safe and bland. So, for this challenge, I refinished it with copper swellegant and patina for the wings and swirls to give it more character. I included brass key charms to complete the look. Here's the final look of the Flights of Fancy steampunk heart necklace now:

Flights of Fancy Steampunk Heart Necklace

It has improved, don't you think? 

Visit http://www.flickr.com/groups/artbeadscene/pool/ for more entries from very talented artists.