Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Channeling Subtle with Oomph...

This is a design, similar to another I had made, with glass tubes and light blue crystals. When I was requested, by a loving husband, to make a surprise anniversary gift for his wife, I decided to re-design it to perfectly match the person it was meant for..

She loves delicate things, and has a style that is a quiet, with a lot of panache.. not a very easy thing to do..

So I went for tiny, silver tube beads instead of the glass tubes that were about thrice as long.. The colour of the beads were a big draw , so I decided to go for similar crystals, though these are a darker hue. While the earlier design had the blue crystals fully, I decided to go for transparent crystals half way past, since it would actually give more depth to the double strands of blue...

Also she prefers very delicate ear hangings, so I made it the way she prefers.. Now wishing the sweet couple a Very Happy Anniversary and years of togetherness.. Orders like these really are very exciting ... so very personal.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Inspiring Artist : Sue Heaser

I am sure that anyone who has attempted to work on Polymer Clay, and sought out some books on it, has come across Sue Heaser's name. I guess her most popular book would be Polymer Clay techniques, and I am the proud owner of a copy .. !

She is based in Suffolk, and has written over 30 books on crafting, including other books on clay, Metal Clay, miniatures,and sculpting..

She has also written a Novel called Avocado Lodge, which I really enjoyed..

She founded the British Polymer Clay Guild with fellow artists...
 Personally, having connected with her via Facebook, I have found her a very friendly and approachable person... and I love her simple way of instructions . Easy to follow for any beginner. The technique of mimicing  Pietra Dura was very inspiring to me..

It is not such a surprise that she has conducted workshop in different parts of the world, like Taiwan, Japan, USA,France and Italy...

Check out some of her work... it's fabulous.. !

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Featured on Smart India Women Website...

Nearly three weeks since I posted last... the First Term exam and subsequent break, so a week's trip to Kerala, and then back - getting on track even after a small break is a chore... !

Meanwhile, my interview was featured on the website,  so it was a nice surprise . And I got a badge to add to my website too..

How is that ???

Let me know what you think of the interview... :)