>Making brooches

>I have been helping teach in the high school art classes. They have been studying how to work with clay to make beads and other jewelry. Here are 3 pins I made in the course of demonstrations. These are things that I made real quick during class time so not the best but not the worst either. Cute enough for what they are demonstrations.

rose brooch

The rose above is about 3 inches long and 2 1/4 inches tall.

3 children and mom brooch

Four face brooch is 2 inches tall by 1 1/2 inches wide.

baby flower fairy rose brooch

Baby face flower fairy rose is 1 1/2 iches wide by 1 1/2 inches tall.

>Clay necklaces

>My children played with clay yesterday and made some beads and mini sculptures. The girls would like to know what people think of their work

oldest daughters neck laceoldest daughters necklace
middle daughters necklace
middle daughters necklace

The oldest daughter made some bunny beads for Easter Necklaces for herself and the next sister down.

youngest daughters necklace
youngest daughters necklaceyoungest daughters necklace

The youngest made swirl beads for herself and for the older sister to use in the first bunny necklace with the gray bunny. Not bad for an 8 year old. I strung all the beads for the girls. I think the youngest daughters beads came out great especially with the wire stringing they received.

I have yet to do anything with the beads I made as the demo for the class last week.

The middle daughter made some playing pieces for her game that she is entering in the science fair on Tuesday at her school.

clay bee
game pieces
game pieces

>Sculpty polymer beads


handmade buttons and beads

I have been helping out at school a lot lately that is why I have not been posting much lately. I have been helping in the high school art classes. They are using Sculpty polymer clay I was showing them how to make canes to make beads and buttons and what ever else they want. I was also showing them how to use molds ( the face beads top right). I will be helping in there a lot in the near future. It is great fun and I enjoy being around the students. Does anyone know if fimo clay is similar or harder than sculpty I have yet to use Fimo so I was wondering. All the beads you see in this I made super quick so they aren’t the best but they aren’t the worst either. Some I made into beads some buttons all were made during the 50 min. class as I did the demo. They have since been fired and are ready for use. Because I made the beads so fast they are a little smusshed from cutting. If you let the canes sit for a while after making them before cutting (like a day or two) they firm up a ton and are better when cut.