Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Miniature Napkin Rings for Posh Dollies!

I write step-by-step projects for Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine and it's lovely to come up with new ideas each month for the dolls to have posh silver replicas! Here's a little sneak preview of my latest project, a set of miniature napkin rings.

These were created using the same principles for standard ring making, except instead of a mandral, I used the barrel of a ballpoint pen to wrap the clay around.
This makes them teeny tiny and then with the shrikage when they're fired gives you an adorable, petite set of rings. Don't you just love hunting out everyday objects to help with your silver creations!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

It's been such a hectic week here. I'm off for the rest of the week to do some work in Sheffield, London and then Create & Craft TV in Peterborough. I've had so much preparation to do for each piece of work, as each one is radically different, but I couldn't dash off without updating the blog.

David has taken some lovely photos of the shrink plastic jewellery I've been making for my first shrink plastic show on Create & Craft TV on Saturday (6th February). I'll be on at 10am and I'm praying that my plastic behaves itself and uncurls and flattens beautifully for live TV!

I hope you like some of the things I've been working on...here's a special sneak preview just for you.

I shall be back next week to come up for air and start blogging again in earnest...and doing some much needed silver clay work again. Roll on Monday!