Monthly Archives: August 2014
For the last few weeks I have been busy sorting out a programme of workshops for this Autumn have not had as much time in my workshop . I finally managed to get the information on the workshop page ( HURRAY ) and so I can get back into creating , which is much more fun !
I have been messing around with my new little extruder tool and seeing what it can do.
First I played around with different thicknesses of round ” worms and used them to make some patterns on flat clay and around small beads of clay.
I liked the way the beads came out , they looked quite earthy and textured. Before I baked them , I brushed some green metallic powder on them to enhance the texture .
I think it’s not bad for my first necklace using extruded clay.
I have been trying in vain to put this information on my workshop page,but unfortunately after 4 hours of trying , it still will not go where I want it to .
So for the time being it will be staying as a post.
If anyone can explain how I can move this table from my blog post onto a permanent page and still look like it does here, I would be very happy.
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For quite a while I have been wanting to get a clay extruder for using with polymer clay .To try out a few ideas , and see what It can be used for.
I did some research and found that the cheap clay extruder that can be bought in the UK is difficult to use with Polymer clay. The ones that are best come from the USA and are about 5 times as expensive ,( without the delivery charge )
As my parents came on holiday from England recently I decided to order a cheap version that they could bring with them, and see if it was as difficult as I had read it was.
Well, it ]was !! It was almost impossible to push the plunger manually. After googling I found some options which involved either cutting the gun or making a metal frame to hold it in place.
I had a few other ideas of my own, but decided to chat with my Portuguese neighbour Manuel , who has such an inventive brain, and seems to be able to see things differently than most of us.
I was so pleased that I did !
He came up with a solution in about a minute,which did not involve cutting or changing the extruder or the mastic gun ! Not only that but within 10 minutes he had my £2.99 extruder working a treat.
I have not seen this idea on line, so I thought I would share it with you. it is simple and effective .
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CLEVER EH !
Over the next few weeks I will be showing you what I have been doing with this latest little gadget .