Sunday, December 30, 2007


Yes, I know, at last... some of my own work. I'm finally back from toooo many holiday events. Phew... and to celebrate the coming new year, I share with you a few of bracelets I made recently.

I've been having a blast combining PMC with polymer clay recently. I just wish PMC was a little cheaper. But then, it wouldn't be fine silver if it were. More new work coming soon!


Susan Turney said...

These are gorgeous, Melanie!!! When I was "dabbling" in PMC I found a great website with the best prices....they were in Tucson but I don't remember the name. I quit because I didn't have a kiln and was using a Hotpot. It worked fine for awhile but was sort of scary (!) and started to malfunction.
I can't wait to see more!

Raven's Clay said...

Hi Susan! Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks for your very kind words. :)

Yeah, I had a hot pot for a while... but I could only make flat pieces, and it didn't always fire my pieces completely (as in, pieces would break after firing).

I personally think my new kiln is pretty scary. *shivers* I mean, temps up to 1500 degrees F?!?! Yikes! I put off using it until I have a huge collection of pieces to fire... in part to save power, and in part to avoid turning it on. lol!

Oh, and Happy New Year, Susan!

Polka Dot Creations said...

Oh, I love the green one - my kind of colors!

I want to get back into doing more PMC, but the box of supplies is shoved behind a lot of clay supplies that will be a pain to move. Man, do I ever need a nice, organized studio! The dining room table isn't cutting it lately ;-)

I use a hot pot myself, but really have only done small pieces - mostly earring parts and charms.

Raven's Clay said...

Hi Lisa, you funny lady! I'm glad you like the green one - it's my favorite too. ;)

I had to laugh at you not getting to the hot pot because of too much "stuff" in the way... I have a huge studio (15' x 20') and I STILL can't find anything! Ach!

Hey, are you going to the Southern New Jersey Guild retreat this month? I should be there by mid day on Monday. I hope I'll see you there!!

Polka Dot Creations said...

Yes, I'll be there (I can hardly wait!) although I'll be gone by midday Monday. I have to get back to get the kiddos to school on Tuesday.

Maybe we'll cross briefly and get to say hi :-)

Kim Cavender said...

Melanie, I'm in awe! Your new work is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Connie (The Purple Princess) said...

Very cool Mel! Nice stuff! I hear ya on the scared of firing up the kiln! It is a little intimidating! LOL!!

Raven's Clay said...

Hi Kim and Connie! You snuck in there and I only just noticed that you stopped by. Thank you so much for your kind words. :)