Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cane without background

I have made my first attempt making a flower cane without background. I used the famous
Play doh technique of Idit Zoota. It is an amazing technique. It's a bit demanding and, in my opinion, needs a bit more work than the normal canes but it is definitely worth it. But with a bit of practice i think you can create amazing canes without background. Here is what it turned out:

Unbaked flowers:
And...the multi flowered earrings. I must say that i am really happy with the result for my first try.

And a closer look:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Double sided earrings

Because i always got comments that some of my earrings are not double sided, now the time has come for me to do double sided earrings with applied petal canes.

Side 1

Side 2

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Floral Collection started

Because autumn i here and soon winter and we will not see the flowers and the green of the trees and grass for some time i decided to go for a floral - nature collection.First items in the floral collection are now available.More to come soon!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I am back and in business!!!

After a long time off i am back and i am in business;). This means i have just opened my ETSY shop which at the moment has only two items, but i am in the process of listing and personalizing it.
For now i have the new JadeFantasy logo and soon i will have the special JF banner;)). (i got help on these ones from my personal photoshop teacher;))

Check out the JF logo and JF logo+etsy logo!!!

P.S. Soon i will start working on a new autumn-winter collection!!!;)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Another biggie...

I have prepared another big bangle. It's really cool to make them, and you also get rid of all the scrap clay that you have. The kaleidoscope cane is inspired from Donna Kato's book "The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques ". This book is a must have. I really love it.Here it is:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Correction for yesterday...

Well i didn't really like how i have build the jungle pendant, i found it too rigid with the semicircle plaque and i decided to split it. So i have a smaller jungle pendant now and something i call jungle plaque:)) or "the thing" i have no idea what to do with , yet:P

The new jungle pendant

and ...the plaque

Monday, August 31, 2009

For the last day of summer...

Today is the last day of summer...bye bye sunny days!!!Sniff sniff:)) So in order to keep the atmosphere warm, nice and sunny i came up with the Jungle Set;) Earrings, necklace and a ring that it seems stuck to my finger for a couple of days (all manually sanded and buffed for an exquisite natural shine:D) and some work in progress (unfinished stuff straight from the oven) is what JadeFantasy is proudly presenting today!!!:))here they are:

The Jungle Set

And the work in progress stuff with canes inspired from Donna Kato's book:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Unconventional stuff...

Well... the initial idea was not to create unconventional stuff but to create again some faux ivory/wood. But it it seems i was kinda head clouded and i failed it:D. So i had to do something to save the precious clay.:)) And this is how i ended up with...the "unconventional" pieces. I kinda like a bit how they turned out but not much...And the last ones NOT AT ALL . I will post the whole series anyway and keep the promise that i will post good and bad on this blog!:P Here they are the Unconventionals, Free Forms, The Fails!!!!!:))

I like the first there a bit and not so much the last two ones...but..this is how i saved the clay ;)

PS 1 I don't really like these ones!
PS 2 Also the pics are really bad
PS3 They are painted with acrilics

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Finally some new stuff

After a looong time off, here i am back in business:)) I have new stuff on board and the main theme was the blue color as you will be able to see. The photo's background has been changed to gray so the pieces are more visible(the original was awful, it turned up like orange wood...bleah).Enough with the talks, here they are:

Very big blue bangle i call it...MY BLUES:))

Friday, August 7, 2009

I am back...

Well .. my vacation is ended now...sniff... and ..i am back to work and to the daily routine. I have done nothing creative yet, i still need to adjust myself back to the working parameters. But soon, things will get to normal and the creative muse will come back to me:)) I can feel her around already so stay tuned because more of the Jadefantasy magic pieces will arrive shortly!!:))))

Friday, July 17, 2009

Vacation accessories

Hhuuuyaaa! I am in vacation!!!(this means no work:)))
There has been no recent postings, but today i decided to show up my latest designs which i created in a very very big rush just one day before leaving for vacation because i needed some stuff to match with my brand new skirt Heheh!!Here they are..the summer 2009 pinkie set..taadaamm!!

Textile inspiration(skirt)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Necklaces, Pendants, Earrings...and so on

Long time no posting, but today i will get even and i will post my latest designs, all at once. So no more talking for today i will just upload the pics immediately here we go!

This is before "ovening", i couldn't resist not to take a pic:

And here is what they turned into:D
(there is a bit of white on the beads because the back of the earrings is white;))

One thing you need to know is that they look much better in reality and especially when they are hanging on the ear or neck;):P

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pendant mania..?!??Definitely yes!!!;)

Well it seems that i like to make pendants because i keep on making and making them. This time flower pendants are the newest creations. I was so happy about the floral arrangement that i ended up with that i forgot about the pendant background:( On both pendants it was kinda failed. In the end i got the idea to use acrylics on the background and it fixed it a bit and they are "wearable" now:D!!! I tried to sand but because they are kinda 3D pendant it is very difficult to do it. Eventually i did some sanding using sandpaper glued on some ear sticks...and yes that is madness, but i still need to develop some method to finish up these kind of pieces nicely because i don't really like my stuff without the finish and i HATE the varnish that i currently have it gives a very ugly finish to the pieces. I still have the petal canes i used, so i think i will create more pendants but this time with a proper background and maybe some earrings to fit with the pendants;) Here they are:
Turquoise(crazy) ...
...and black(serious)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Something else for today...

And here is another pair of earrings..

Cuff time

I think i entered the bracelet mode again but still have to put together some new pendants.This is the latest and greatest cuff that i've made. It is entirely made of polymer clay, manually sanded and then buffed inch by inch with the dremel tool for exquisite shine.

Caribbean bracelet

And this one to see a bit of the shine i just love it!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Weekend "cooking"

This weekend was necklace weekend. My initial plan failed, i wanted to do a pansy cane but...i failed and i ended up with a flower cane instead which i transformed into a fabric cane afterwards no pics yet..but soon:P.So thats how i ended up with two necklaces and i am not at all sorry:D !!:))Here they are:

Monday, June 8, 2009

Simple things

Long time no posting..well there are busy times :)). This time imagination took me towards the simple things. Sea stars, round pendant and some trapeze flame like efect pendant. That's all folkes, here they are:

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mass earrings

I have 3 new pairs of earrings although this was not my initial idea ...well that is actually nothing new it happens often. :))The initial plan was for a pendant but i hated the texture that turned out and i struggled to do something with the clay. So here they are(the greenies are kinda fail but they are for home;) wearing so's fine;))
Zummer earrings: greenies, pajamas earrings and..some other earrings (whities)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Cuff ended up as elastic bracelet

The initial plan was to make a nice cuff . I had scraps left from the second bee cane and i thought of a cuff bracelet but some kind of a muse hit me along the way and i created my first elastic bracelet. I am obsessed with it i kind wear it everywhere no matter if it suits my outfit or not:)).I am a maniac, maaniaac...well i forgot the song:D!! Here it is:

Elastic bracelet

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Necklace mania

I have new tools's amazing to drill and buff with the dremel tool!!It is worth every penny:D. No more distortions, no more finger prints and the buffing is amazing. It shines better than the varnish and it is natural, i just love it. It takes some time to get used to it but with a little practice and some patience you can get wonderful results. The manual buffing has its own nice results and i will definitely use that again. The manual shine can give very nice effects, too. Of course it depends on what kind of finish you want to have on your jewelry. Some of them look better with a more opaque shine and some of them need a strong shine!!! But hey... enough with theory and let's see the results:D

Here are my first "dremmeled" beads and pendant:))

The pendant is also really shiny, but...not in this pic. Bad pic!!

And here is the finalized masterpiece:)).