Steampunk bugs

Yay Steampunkery! I’ve always been a bit enamored with Steampunk things whether it be fantasy, fashion or functional. Basically, the concept is a melding of design from yester-year with technology from tomorrow. I’ve wanted to make steampunk stuff for a long time now, but I get too caught up in creating designs with “actual function”…

It’s Time

In fact… it’s past time. My wife and I have finished up a few Solar System bracelets from the planet beads I had made. They’re being posted to Etsy now. If you like them as much as I do, I’m going to need to make some more. Learning their order, different chemical make-ups and temperatures…

On the up-side…

I Hope you all had a super fine awesome Thanksgiving! I did, and we’re still eating the leftovers! The pecan pie’s all gone though… both of them…AND the burnt one…I couldn’t stop. Between meals, there have been an increasing number of niggling things to deal with including (but not limited to) THE HOLIDAYS!! On the…

In with the old – out with new

We’ve finally finshed the cake. By “we’ve” I mean “I and my ever-numerous chins”, by “finshed” I mean “gluttonously consumed in an absurdly short time”, and by “cake” I mean “everything Halloween related in our home”. How you doin’? During my last post’s festivities I had a number of ideas and out of sculpture-less guilt,…

One piece closer

Dang! I had a lot of pictures in my last post! Some might say… too many? …I might say that. In hindsight, I should have divided the images from the last post into 2 posts, but I was excited and proud at how this chess piece was coming along. I’ve “finished” sculpting it, and I’m…

Design Constraints & Lighter Cases

One of the more unique applications I’ve discovered for polymer clay is as a Zippo ligher case. The example I’m referencing is the horse lighter case. The biggest challenge was how to transpose the requested design onto the lighter’s rectangular shape. Some creatures features are more conducive to the rectangular shape, while others drive you…