Wednesday, May 4, 2016

PEEK INSIDE MY STUDIO...What Am I Creating?

My recent work in progress. Puffy Heart Pendants with colourful mokume-gane cane.
Hi, just wanted to share what I have been crazy busy working on. For me crazy busy is always a good thing because I love creating. Makes sense then why, I have wanted to be an artist since I can remember!
For the last few weeks I have been turning some gorgeous mokume-gane cane designs into beads and heart pendants and other pieces. Once they are all formed and fired in the home oven. Usually 275 degrees fahrenheit. Then depending on the finish I want. I often sand and lightly buff the surface. To achieve a nice sheen, I love using Renaissance wax. It is a beautiful way to protect the surface and when buffed out, it leaves a subtle sheen. And these pieces that are finished this way, are left with a nice buttery feeling. I believe I heard another polymer clay artist describe the feel of it that way.
Because my hand strength is not great, I can not hand sand and buff to a high shine like some artists can. But I am happy with what I can accomplish with the tools I have.
HeArtfully Creating, is my creativity blog. Click to take a look. I just thought maybe that is why I have been into making heart pendants and dangles to make bracelets. When I just sold my first polymer clay puffy heart charm bracelet, I felt inspired to make more heart dangles. As an artist I tend to create what inspires me. But, as a shop owner, I also want to know what people would like to buy. No, I never was good at doing commissions because as an artist, I had a a difficult time painting or drawing something super specific. It's why I love just following my desire to create colourful designs and then if someone happens to want to buy them, that is a bonus!
Sneak Peek!
Here are some of my newest beads and pendants that I am just working on finishing the surfaces. Then the next step is creating wearable art by putting together the beads and such. Subscribe so you won't miss out on anything. I will be posting pictures of the first new pieces, fresh out of the studio BEFORE they are listed in my Etsy Shop, A Bergie Creation (Click to see my shop!)

My beads in water ready to be sanded!

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My recent work in progress. Puffy Heart Pendants and beads made with my colourful mokume-gane cane.
My recent work in progress. Puffy Heart Pendants and beads made with my colourful mokume-gane cane.
My recent work in progress. Puffy Heart Pendants and beads made with my colourful mokume-gane cane.

My recent work in progress. Puffy Heart Pendants and beads made with my colourful mokume-gane cane.


My recent work in progress. Puffy Heart Pendants and beads made with my colourful mokume-gane cane.

My recent work in progress. Puffy Heart Pendants and beads made with my colourful mokume-gane cane.


My recent work in progress. Puffy Heart Pendants and beads made with my colourful mokume-gane cane.


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