Leslie Anne Pease :]

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Polymer Scrap Barrette


Polymer Scrap Barrette, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

This one was made from millefiori scraps. It looks really neat because the background green and yellow colors are canes created with translucent and they have a nice soft quality. The pink flower cane was made without any translucent clay and it is sharp and clear.

Thinking this one will NOT make it to my Etsy shop but instead be in my personal collection! LOL!

Group Of Polymer Mirror Barrettes

Here is a group of barrettes made from scraps of millefiori canes. I call them Mirrors because of the way the slices are reassembled.

Along time ago, I figured out this technique because of all the wasted clay and my need to be frugal! Now my waste is kept to a minimum!

Large Millefiori Cane


Large Millefiori Cane, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

This is a huge millefiori cane. I am terrible at cutting consistently thin canes. So, I figured if I cut more than one at a time (or a bunch of canes made into one) I'd have better luck.

Small Rose Millefiori Cane


Small Rose Millefiori Cane, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Millefiori is approximately 1" wide and 2" long. LOVE roses and love making roses.


PS
CraftyPease is me!!! LOL! It's my Flickr username. Look for me on Flickr. I am honored to say I am part of a group or very talented people; Millefiori Canes.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Polymer Rose Cane Bracelet and Barrette

These are done with a nice China blue background. I really love doing polymer canes. For someone addicted to roses, the rose canes are just the thing to create during a really cold winter.


Leslie Anne Pease Polymer Canes
Leslie Anne Pease Polymer Canes
Leslie Anne Pease Polymer Canes
Leslie Anne Pease Polymer Canes
Leslie Anne Pease Polymer Canes

Monday, January 25, 2010

Polymer Rose Cane Bracelet

Here are some polymer cane flowers. Flowers have always been my favorite to do. There are SO MANY color combinations and designs; I take pictures so I can remember!

This bracelet is really fun. The pink roses really turned out well and the Morning Glories are nice contrast. The background is a mint green.


Polymer Clay Cane Rose
Polymer Clay Cane Rose
Polymer Clay Cane Rose
Polymer Clay Cane Rose
Polymer Clay Cane Rose
Polymer Clay Cane Rose
Polymer Clay Cane Rose


Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Polymer Cane Bracelet, Yet Again....

Happy Friday Night!


Polymer Cane Face Bracelet
Polymer Cane Face Bracelet
Polymer Cane Face Bracelet
Polymer Cane Face Bracelet

Think this bracelet is the best so far. Fun keeping a diary of progress.

Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Getting Better?

Hi again!

Leslie Anne Peaase Quilts

Think I'm doing a bit better with the polymer canes. The clay is probably my biggest problem... too soft and squishy (you can really see in the eye area). My old stock was Sculpey III and maybe I should use only Fimo (sorry Sculpey).

Have you tried playing with polymer clay? It's addicting and fun! Started playing with polymer around 1998 and again a few years ago. Never tried making faces before and am really enjoying the challenge. Still can't stand on my foot for too long, so during my "Me-Time" this is a fun activity to keep me entertained. (Even this computer is standing style station.)

Absolutely Beautiful



Amherst, New Hampshire

We are VERY lucky to have a good friend in town that has been so kind and helpful during these storms. THANK YOU! We definitely owe you a Red Bull!

Amherst, New Hampshire

Monday, January 18, 2010

Polymer Cane Bracelet For a Good Snow Storm

Here's a polymer cane bracelet I made last night, while watching the rain turn to snow.


polymer clay cane bracelet
Polymer Clay Cane Bracelet

Here's the snow we got last night. This is the most all year. Past years, we'd be buried. It's been a nice break from the shoveling, well at least until now!!!
Amherst New Hampshire Snow Storm
Leslie Anne Peaase Quilts

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Polymer Clay Cane Face

This is Lola. She's a showgirl with feathers in her hair...


Polymer Cane Face
Sculpey Cane Face

Brass cuff bracelet with Sculpey polymer clay. The white dots on the blue "feathers" are beads. The blue area seemed a little too much so adding the beads added a little dimension in color and in form.

The cuff is huge! At the smallest point, it's 1 1/4" and at the widest it's 2 1/4".

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I made these in honor of my daughters! Both heads feature their favorite color.


polymer clay cane faces
polymer clay cane faces

I think I need to practice making cane faces! LOL! These are in need of a little help, although I don't want them too perfect because then they lose a bit of their quirky personalities.

Don't Hate Me Because I am Beautiful!



Polymer Clay Cane Face
Polymer Clay Cane Face
Polymer Clay Cane Face

This is a fun little barrette that is about 3" long 2" wide. The actual metal barrette in the back is 2 1/2" big. I love making polymer canes. Flattening and rolling, cutting and squishing... can be such fun. Making polymer cane faces is very challenging. Never know exactly how mine are going to turn out.

Friday, January 8, 2010


A few of my recent pieces. Pretty much out of supplies. :{
Items on the left are pins and the pieces on the right are barrettes.
Antique Silver and Brass Barrettes and Brooches

A few months ago, I handmade these faces using polymer clay. Good to finally have a use for them. Really thought they were neat but had no real use for them, until now... Top piece is a barrette, the bottom (Silver Moon Goddess) is a brooch pin.
Antique Silver and Brass Barrettes and Brooches

This scarab is also handmade with polymer clay. This is a large barrette that really makes a fashion statement. I like this because it reminds me a little bit of a pineapple.
Antique Silver and Brass Barrettes and Brooches

These angels (or fairies) are so elegant. The bottom one is a barrette and the top is a matching pin. The pin is particularly unique because there's a spoon's handle for the base, covering up the metal barrette! To off-set the asymmetrical shape of the spoon, I placed the angel off-center too.
Antique Silver and Brass Barrettes and Brooches

These are fun silver pieces. The top is a barrette and is a mix of antiqued plated silver and a small ring of a brass tone.
The bottom is a butterfly brooch pin made of antiqued silver plated pieces.
Antique Silver and Brass Barrettes and Brooches

You can find some of these pieces either on Etsy or on Bonanzle's site.


Hope you liked these pieces of jewelry art. I had so much fun creating them!!!

(Eileen G of Robin Hill Quilts, please click on my bio for my email addy. I'd LOVE to convo with you, too!!!!!)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Antique Silver Barrettes

Hi everyone!
Another day of sitting yesterday. Nothing drives me crazy than just sitting, so I made more barrettes. This time, I had some help dragging down some of my stash of favorite and fun jewelry components. Pretty soon I will be digging out my old rolodex of supplies!

I made another bird barrette but this time the metal barrette is well hidden with elements I use for backgrounds. This version is arranged a little differently and looks much better.

The geometric barrette turned out cool. All pieces are antique silver but each is a slightly different silver, adding more dimension to the layers.

My favorite one is the fish. The starfish and shell accent the larger fish, well. I think the barrette's are well balanced without being symmetrically static.



Antique Silver Barrettes

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Antique Silver Large Hair Barrette

I have been temporarily sidelined from the quilting. Messed up my foot and can't stand for long periods of time to hand quilt. Taking a small break from the sewing, I decided to drag out some of my old jewelry stuff. Could have covered the barrette better, but some of my materials were a little out of reach and since this is for me, I didn't really mind the metal slightly showing.

Really had a good time dragging out the old stash. Once school vacation is over, I think I might throw together another one or two, when I have a little more spare time.



Silver Barrette

Antique Silver Large Hair Barrette

Here's a picture of the back of the barrette... pretty good grip to this guy!


Antique Silver Barrette