Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pretty Little Butterfly

This pretty little butterfly has been waiting to be created for awhile now. I did the orange blend months ago and have been moving it around on my desk for at least that long. I took the day off from work and this is one of the goodies that I completed. Along with 7 sets of new beads!

Wait for photos on those. :)

The biggie today was my first time use of the Makin Clay Professional extruder. If you do not have this beauty, please do yourself a HUGE favour and grab this for your tool chest. As a former user of a Kemper plunger with a modified handle from a caulking gun, this little darling was like pushing butter through a grater. It was smooth as silk and so easy on my carpal tunnel.

It also is much bigger than the little Kempers.

I had been trying to buy it locally since the first time I laid eyes on it online. After about a year of not being able to find it, I finally saw it on Etsy. Sarahb4 had one extruder which I snatched up as soon as I saw it. There are a couple of them currently on ebay but I don't know the sellers so I can't vouch for them.

I will get my photos of my beads done and I want to create a ton of new floral tabs and rounds. I have sold almost all of my stock and I need to create or go crazy! I also have taken all my kaleidoscope canes and am creating pillow beads from them. I had four canes left over from a holiday project and I want to get them created and finished up.

I am on a creative kick!



Almost Precious said...

Gorgeous butterfly, I love the details in its pretty wings. You are a true Polymer Clay artist !

Thanks for visiting my blog, if you hadn't I would never have found yours...I think it's great and am now following it. :)

Julie L. Cleveland said...

Thank you so much!

Melobeau said...

Such a pretty little butterfly.Lovely work. I'm sure we will see her gracing some of your pretties very soon. I do love my Makins extruder, too. Nice when somebody re-invents the wheel, so to speak. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Julie L. Cleveland said...

I am working on the beads now :) I am so pleased with my extruder and I am looking forward to doing a lot more playing.