Here are the rest of the hollow 'Pod' beads I made at the workshop with Christine Dumont last Friday. They are now all sanded and buffed. i have one I haven't quite finished yet I need to tidy up the holes and then bake it. Looking forward to making some more later in the week.
This was the first bead we made in a plain colour so we could learn the basic technique
I was very lucky to attend a Pods and Cocoons workshop with Christine Dumont in London on Friday. It was a wonderful day and I am really pleased with some of the things I made. It was great to catch up with the lovely Toni (who I met at Polymer play Days in Nottingham) and to meet some more lovely people. I have only had time to sand and buff one of my Pods made on Friday . It looks very glass like.
I am so excited I have sold my first piece of jewellery! I gave some bits to my mum to try and sell for me at charity coffee morning and sale she is having on the 24th September. I hadn't given her prices cause I was still struggling with those, I felt that what I wanted to charge might be too much. Well a friend of hers came round and wanted to buy 3 of my necklaces (I only sent about 6!). Mum called me but I was on a train and there was no signal so she made the price up but only let her buy 1 in case the price was wrong.
She sold this necklace
The good news is I was thinking of asking about £16 for it but was worried it was a little high and mum sold it for £17.50! I now have confidence to charge the prices I want to. I have 3 other sales lined up in October and November all of which are opportunities which have come to me which is amazing. just need to get on and make some things now!!!
My name is Cara Jane Hayman and I live in Bristol UK
My first polymer clay work, at age 7, was a tea set for my dolls. I have enjoyed it as a hobby since then but over the last few years it has grown from a hobby to a real passion! I have been lucky enough to attend creative workshops with many of the world’s finest polymer clay artists including Donna Kato, Christine Dumont and Carol Blackburn which has fuelled my passion even further.
I am having a great time exploring many of the endless possibilities polymer clay offers. You can follow me on my journey and find my tips, tutorials and polymer clay creations at www.carajane.co.uk