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Polymer Clay Sculptures

On the Bright Side – Polymer Clay Sculptures

Recycled Lightbulbs

By the Sea
A Walk in the Park
Stop & Smell the Flowers

 I love to recycle stuff & then use them
in my latest craft projects.
So, for the past 2 years I’ve been saving
burned out light-bulbs to cover with Polymer Clay.
Any kind of light-bulb will do, tiny night-light bulbs,
ceiling fan bulbs, small round refrigerator bulbs,
or even the candelabra type.
I’m always on the look-out for discarded treasures!
It’s a great way to use up
old polymer clay cane slices & ends.
I also have a large collection of empty perfume bottles,
I haven’t decided what I’m going to make
them into, but they smell good & the shapes
are quite unique!

Don’t forget to Kiss a Frog!

Making the Sculptures:

To prepare the light-bulb before covering it with clay,
I always wipe them down with some
isopropol alcohol on a microfiber cloth.
Then, simply apply your canes, smooth them
as you go with your acrylic rod.  My light-bulb
sculptures have a different look
at every angle.  That is especially
true for “By the Sea”.  One side has a star-fish
clinging to it &
the opposite side has an Octopus!
I love to add extra embellishments too!
like glass beads, wire,
wooden shapes (stars, hearts) etc.

Polymer Clay & Resin Pendants

Polymer Clay & Resin

Some of my latest creations feature a nice thick coat of Enviro-tex resin.  I never liked working with resin, but I decided to give it another try. Finally, getting the hang of it! Seems it takes some fussing with a toothpick to keep it evenly at the edges, or else it doesn’t stay and shrinks back as it cures. It takes some practice, that’s for sure. Being the impatient person that I am, I couldn’t wait 8-10 hours for it to cure either! I popped the pendants in my craft oven at 200 degrees and after about 15 minutes…Wha-La!!

You can find my new pendants in my Etsy Shop