Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nevada Day 2011

Here are the kids dressed up for the Nevada Day celebration at their school:
Ramona is Sarah Winnemucca.
Charles and Sienna are wild horses.
Past Nevada Day Costumes:
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Costumes

The costumes are coming together!
Felt and hot glue are becoming by best friends;)

Can't wait to share the finished versions!
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Polymer Clay Spiderweb and Skull Tutorials

Polymer Clay Spiderweb and Skull Tutorials:
All pieces can be made with black and white clay. They are really cool when made with glow-in-the-dark clay.
Spiderweb~
Flatten a piece of clay with a pasta machine or with a rolling pin.
With a circle cutter, cut a circle from the clay.
Use the same circle cutter to cut six curves around the circle.
You should have a piece that looks like this, with six points.
Roll a thin snake out of the black clay.
Lay and cut the snake to connect the points.
It should look like this, with 3 black snakes/lines connecting the points.
Now, roll a very long, thin snake out of black clay.
Starting at the center, make a spiral on the web.
To finish, poke hole and bake according to clay directions.
I have used these to make earrings, but they can be used in many ways: charms, pendants, ornaments, etc....

Skull~

Start with a large ball of white clay (for the head) and two small balls of black clay (for the eyes).
Flatten the white ball of clay.
Shape the bottom (jaw) of the flattened ball. You want to flatten the two sides and bottom.
You should have a skull shape that looks like this.
Grab a thick needle or needle tool.
Impress the needle in the bottom, center of skull.
Impress the needle two more times, on both sides of the center impression.
Roll the tiny black balls of clay and position them as eyes. I like to make one bigger than the other.
Add a pink bow for a girly skull.
My daughter Sienna's skull.
Adding her bow.
Poke holes if desired and bake according to clay directions.
These can be used as earrings, for necklaces, ornaments, buttons, bow centers, etc..., etc...
The sizes and colors can be varied. You can add other details, like a spider to the web, or a patch to the eye of the skull for a pirate skull! What about a royal skull or a sugar skull?

Use your imagination and have fun!

© 2011 threemoonbabies / Marjorie Dalgarn, All rights reserved.You may use this tutorial to make jewelry for sale. If you do so, please link back to Marjorie Dalgarn ( http://3moonbabies.etsy.com orhttp://livingwiththreemoonbabies.blogspot.com) in the item description.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Spider Web

This project is so simple, but the result is awesome. It's one of those...why didn't I think of that?? ideas! I did mine a bit differently. I used one continuous strand of yarn to make the rings, instead of making each ring separately. Here is the tutorial on Made. You only need yarn and tape! When I saw it, I knew it would make the perfect addition to our spider infested door!




P.S. I can't wait to share the kids' Halloween costumes. We have our plans and are heading to the thrift store for supplies this week!

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Another Custom House Ornament

The ornament is made to match a photo of your home.
If you would like one for yourself or to give as a gift; you can find them HERE.
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