Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Buried Treasure" post...

This is a re-post for inclusion in Seth Apter's Buried Treasure 2010. To be a part of this, just re-post one of your favorite blog entries, then email Seth to let him know when you've posted. He'll add your name to the list of participants. 

This post was originally published on 6/30/2007:

Cards are little creations i can generally finish in a short amount of time, and that helps when you have a young son to take care of, not to mention all the housework, gardening, etc. that needs to be done. When i have more time to play, i love to pull out my polymer clay. Following are some things i made over a year ago during a spree of poly-creating. These have been posted elsewhere on the internet in the past, so some of you have already seen them.
This is a glass container, with lid, that i covered in poly slices.

i love to make beads! My mom calls these "Miami Vice" beads. :)
These are my favorite! They're loosely based on a design i found in a book. On the left is a pendant.
More beads...
Nautical star beads!
i made these with the intention of selling them, and while i still plan to, i have yet to let go of most of them. They're not difficult to make, just very time-consuming, and after spending all that time with them i become very attached and find it hard to let go! i have an entire plastic shoe-box full of bags of poly beads, and i really need to start seriously considering selling them. i'm thinking of putting them up on ebay or maybe etsy. Does anyone have experience with etsy? Would i have better luck there than ebay? If anyone has advice on this, i'd love to hear!
Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day!


  1. These are lovely! I really want to pick up all of your beads and feel them in my hands. Beautiful work! etsy experience for me!

  2. WOW these are absolutely fabulous!!

  3. Interesting to learn how you made the container. Your beads are gorgeous!

  4. Very cool beads. I also like the container (any chance you'll be posting a tutorial on how you managed that?)

    Also, I got your stamps today! Very cool! Now if only I could find my inkpad so I can try them out! lol Thanks so much :)

  5. what fabulous colors, I can totally see them hanging from the bottom of a book. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. These beads and your jar are gorgeous. THe colors are so rich and vibrant and all of your work is filled with such energy and feeling. Just super.

  7. Those flower beads are beautiful :) Nice blog by the way...