Have you even worked with polymer clay? My parents gave me some as a child with some bead and shape molds. I really had a lot of fun with it. I remember the clay was pretty stiff and I had to work it in my hands for several minutes before it was malleable. Since grade school, I hadn’t really tried working with it again, but I am glad to find out that the new polymer clays are much softer and easier to work with! I decided to make some easy geometric beads for earrings and polymer clay proved to be the perfect medium.
I will be honest, I am not really sure what I am doing in my house, decor-wise. I need some new ideas, so I often look at all the beautiful stuff at stores like Anthropologie and Pottery Barn. Their stuff is of course, adorable and awesome, but I can’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on decor. When I stumbled on this adorable whale book end set at Anthropologie, I fell in love, but knew I would never spend $70 on book ends. I decided to try and make them myself.
These whale bookends ended up being less of a knock-off and more of a “creative interpretation”. But I still like how they turned out.
I have been playing around with polymer clay a lot lately. I think it might be because of The Boy’s recent obsession with play dough. He will play for hours! Since my two-year-old and I are basically on the same skill level, I can’t really make anything fancy. But these romantic stamped pendants turned out so cute; plus they are incredibly easy.
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I never thought I would be old enough to say “Well, back in my day…”.
Well, back in my day our Solar System had nine planets, which included a little teeny planet named Pluto. Thou will be missed. So when I made this nerdy Solar System necklace with Polyform Clay, I only had to make eight planets. Boo.