Several years ago, I started teaching polymer clay classes. I never imagined I would be able to do something I love so much as a job! My delight was increased ten fold when my mom brought out some projects I had made in middle and high school. I had completely forgotten about them! Working with clay was my favorite pastime when I was younger.
This piece was my masterpiece.
*I made the wood to look real, and then carved a pattern in it.
*The leaves and lace were made with meticulous care. I would probably try to find an easier technique if I were to try this again. Since then I've discovered this simple and gorgeous leaf technique. And this technique for lace canes.
*I used gold powder, glitter, and glaze to add special effects.