Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Victorian

Well, here she is, all but complete....a few more bows, candycanes, maybe a gingerbread man or two here and there.
  The baskets each have an orange, three cookies, two sugar plums and a handful of nuts, plus the candycane.

Monday, November 14, 2011


OK so what says Victorian more than candles on the boughs?  I found some LED lights and used the air-drying modeling clay (not the stuff you folks were talking about, I didn't need anywhere near that much), wrapping thinly rolled 'sheets' around the base of each light.  Bead garlands seemed to be popular, too, so I made one with seed and trumpet beads, and attached it in the proper 'draping' with the trusty glue gun.
  Baskets of goodies are also in keeping, I have three of those made so far containing three cookies, an orange, some nuts, a candycane and a couple sugar plums.  I'd like to make two or three more.  I still need to find a bucket for water... think I have one in storage somewhere but would probably be easier to find one at HobbyLobby.  And some toys, like a drum or a dolly or teddybear
  Anyway, here's what I have so far.  Sorry about making you twist your head sideways, I haven't figured out how to rotate pictures in the blog yet.

Monday, November 7, 2011

a few more pics from the portfolio

A strand of 'popcorn and cranberries', the popcorn is made of poly clay, the cranberries are red seed beads.  I have a picture of a strand with a ruler, somewhere...but you can see it better in the closer picture below.

this wreath is about an inch across, no paints, all the colors are in the clay.

This holly wreath is slightly smaller than the rose wreath, just larger than a penny.

I did this little darling for a friend online.  I think it was around six inches tall, including base and topper.