Thursday, 8 April 2010

Proof that the skills swap worked?

Some of you may recall that a few weeks back Emma introduced me to the magical world of silver art clay as part of a skills swap. It took me a while to sort out a heat source (no gas in our village, and our use of a blowtorch last year ended in near disaster) but I finally cranked up our old camping stove, bought enough gas cylinders to last a lifetime and rapidly used up a block of clay making flowers and hearts and all sorts until I felt confident enough to make tiny pendants for my girls. Just before Easter I added some crystal flowers and butterflies and here they are.

One for a yellow loving girl:


And one for a fan of pink:


There was also one for me but the girls insisted I make one for their cousin so I recycled my chain for her and mine is now waiting till I order some more for myself. How many of these can I wear at once, I wonder?

I am not going to admit to how many silver headpins I wasted along the way. Gulp.

34 comments:

  1. Oh, they're gorgeous! Wonderful work, I can see how you'd easily be hooked. I'm partial to the pink one, myself. :0)

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  2. Oh they are BEAUTIFUL! I would love to play with silver clay - you lucky thing! But did Emma tell you that my gorgeous students bought me one of her lockets for my leaving present? I was overwhelmed! Lucy xx

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  3. Fabulous! You are a lot more successful at using silver clay than me. I'll have to try again!

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  4. o wow they are fantastic !!!You clever girl you!!! I wish i lived nearer as i would love to be able to do that!


    xxx

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  5. Wow wee they are great! I keep meaning to buy myself some of that clay but and quite scared of ballsing up and wasting £20 worth of clay. Well done you - they are very gorgeous and sparkly.

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  6. They are lovely, you clever thing! I'd love to have a go, but wouldn't know where to start.

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  7. These are really impressive--and I love the idea of a skills swap (although I fear I'd have to remain on the receiving end!)

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  8. They look lovely.
    (I used the rainbow swap fabric you sent me on a quilt. I'm very pleased with the result. Thanks so much!)

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  9. Wow! They turned out beautifully! Yay for the swap! Taking a Silverpebble class is on my wish list -- if only that pesky ocean wasn't in the way!

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  10. Oh you very, very clever and talented Mrs DottyCookie. I keep tiptoeing around the silverclay but if the results can be this good ....

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  11. They are wonderful! What a fab idea to swap skills too.

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  12. Bravo you! I am marvelling at the tidiness of your little coils.

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  13. Your necklaces are beautiful Dotty, I bet the girls loved them. Jane

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  14. Wow, they are so pretty! You clever thing!
    R x

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  15. Lovely! The first one is my favorite. Hurry up and make a new one (or ten) for yourself!

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  16. Oh they are good! Well done. Tried my hand a clay modelling before and failed miserably. Quite impressed :-)

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  17. Oh, they are so lovely, I bet the girls are so pleased.

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  18. Hello (big wave)! I've just found your blog and been having a lovely browse.

    Your keychains are gorgeous - re headpins, between you and me, I reckon on wasting at least three headpins for every one that's a keeper!

    Hx

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  19. They're fabulous! The skills swap was most definitely a success. K x

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  21. They're beautiful! Seems that you have mastered a new skill very well!

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  22. Good grief woman - I have competition and no mistake. They're wonderful!

    Now what about next week? I just built another den for smalls to hide in - when are you coming over?

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  23. Those are not just beautiful, they are absolutely fantastically superb! You are one very clever lady indeed, and I am now curious about this new world of silver clay....

    x

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  24. These are beautiful! And what tenacity and determination you have!
    Blessings,
    G

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  25. They are gorgeous! Aren't you clever - bet the smalls were beaming with happiness!

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  26. Wow. They are so sweet - just lovely.

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  27. Sooo PRETTY, DottyCookie! The wraps on your headpins are so good, very neat & tight--perfect! Happy Day ((HUGS))

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  28. Oh, so lovely. But more appropriate for someone, say, with "cupcakes" in their blog name. Just joking. Sort of.

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  29. Those are gorgeous! What super gifts.

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  30. These are really really special... well done!

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  31. Gosh they're gorgeous, you must be very pleased with them!
    kimx

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