Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Play Clay with new friend Jennifer

 At the Wiley Post Festival last month, I demonstrated the fun of playing with polymer clay. Also in my booth were finished projects, blocks of Premo, Polymer Clay magazines and books. One of the ladies who visited with me, and who watched the demo was Jennifer M.

She was delighted with polymer clay and asked questions listening closely. When we were done I sent some clay home with her to try for herself.

A couple of weeks later she gave me a call and came over to show me what she was doing. Having purchased more clay she had started a series of hand cut and hand sculpted ornaments for a church bazaar. She had a couple of questions and a problem that was easily solved. 
A week later she came to show us how far she had gotten and her display of hand made ornaments attached ready for the show. There were wreaths, snowmen with hats, scarves & mittens, a Santa face, Christmas trees in different sizes, and stars!

Each hand made Christmas item is either a pin with a pin back or an ornament with a hanging loop. 

Left is a closer view of the snowmen, wreaths and hand cut Christmas trees

She has proven to be a most excellent designer and a clever sculptor. It is easy to see how quickly she grasped the concept in a very short time. 

Sadly, the photos were shot rather quickly and when they turned out to be a bit blurry but it was too late to re-shoot them.

A Christmas tree pin

She gave Joe and I both our choice of pins. Right is the one I chose. It reminds me of the tree we had with tinsel on it when I was a girl.

Left: Closeup view of her hand cut stars. She used a tiny star cutter for the little stars but cut the larger ones by hand.

It will be great to have another clay lover close by who seems to be as enthusiastic as myself.

Thank you Jennifer for sharing the love of your new hobby with us all. 

Penni Jo Couch
Best Flexible Molds

Maysville, OK

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