Monday, 23 February 2015

List and do challenge

My first week of this challenge has not been a great success, I had forgotten that this was the week I was staying with my mum whilst my sister goes on holiday. I took a limited range of things to make and materials but I have still managed to complete several of the miniature animal in a bottle pendants.
Arctic fox
Baby penguin
View through the top of curled up hedgehog
Polar bear

My list for the next week is:

Finish the wand
Make 3 Goddess gem stone pendants
5 miniature animals in a bottle pendant
Get my new saw set up and cut the sticks to make Ogham staves

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

List and Do Challenge

Do you ever find that you have a list of good intentions but they never seem to get done?
Do you have a collection of half finished creations?
Do ideas pop into your head to fast for you to get them all done?
I am an expert at all of the above.
I need to find a way to become more focused and increase output so I am starting a new challenge. I am calling it the List and Do Challenge.  I will make a list each week of projects that I intend to WILL get done or will finish off and will then post the pictures to prove I have done them.
Anyone wanting to join in the challenge can sign up by adding a comment with your blog address and I will then add a link to you on the List and Do page. Once you have signed up just write your list on your blog or on the comments below and add the badge onto your blog page with a link to this address:
If you do not have a blog you can still take part by adding your name in the comments and a link to a site where you show your work or just add your name and your list then when the list is done add a comment to let us know how you got on.
The challenge will be running all year so you can join in at any time and set your own timescales. I am allowing myself a week for each list.
To see who is participating please click here.

So here is my first list:
4 pendants with tiny totem animals in glass jars 
1 wood wand
4 Goddess gemstone pendants

Friday, 23 January 2015

Poisonous Fungi Toadstool earrings

Blackening waxcap   Hygrocybe Conica
I have always enjoyed photographing the various fungi that I find when out walking and have now extended that interest by making realistic miniature toadstools out of polymer clay. I would like to say that I work from my own photos but as I am hopeless at identifying my finds that would rarely be possible.  I use several mushroom and fungi identifying books and the internet to get a good range of pictures of my chosen toadstool then sculpt them as realistically as possible in miniature.  With the addition of a wire loop and and a wire hook they become very unusual earrings.
Fly Agaric  Amanita muscaria
I have them for sale in my Etsy shop, please drop by and have a look.
Each pair of earrings come with a card stating the latin name and the common name as well as a few snippets of information about the fungi.
Liberty cap  Psilocybe semilanceata
I also take commissions so if there is a particular fungi you would like made just message me.