Monday, January 21, 2019

Fun with Photography: Milk and Food Colouring Experiments

Playing with milk, dye, and soap is a a fun science experiment for kids, but can also be used to create interesting abstracts for photography. Photographing milky surface abstracts is easy and inexpensive, with no special equipment required. 

Monday, December 17, 2018

DIY Polymer Clay Christmas Hair Pins - Crafting with Leftover Clay

These holiday cuties were inspired by our polymer clay spiral candy cufflink craft project. When you craft with polymer clay, you often work and soften extra clay (which is easily returned to storage) but may also end up with mixed clays, such as the spiral offcuts at the end of our cufflink candy rounds or (it happens!) when you aren't happy with how your project came out and decide to ditch or do-over before you bake. So...what to do with that leftover clay? 

Monday, December 10, 2018

DIY Polymer Clay Spiral Christmas Candy Cufflinks


Christmas is almost here! This is the season for stepping out in holiday style, and whether you prefer just a subtle pop of Christmas spirit or dressing up to the nines, homemade polymer clay accessories are a fun way to add a little festive flair to your outfit. Hubby is a french-cuff fan, so I made these candies as cufflinks, but the same techniques shown can be easily applied to any bezel base (e.g. earrings, pendants, keychains etc), adapted for non-bezels with direct attachment (like our bobby pins in next week's post) or adhesive, or simply to dangle free-form as a pendant or drop-style earring.