Oct 26, 2010

Polymer Clay Shawl Pins, Buttons and Felted Purses

Finally am getting back into some creating, although not so much jewelry. I've been making a variety of Polymer Clay Buttons, Shawl pins and am knitting and felting purses!
Here are some of my Polymer Clay Shawl pins.
 I also made two purses this week, but this large one took me about 4 long days to complete. It's a Hobo bag. My husband thought I was knitting a sweater because before felting and shrinking it, it was huge! I made coordinating button for it. I'll post photos of the smaller bag tomorrow and hopefully the baby booties I came up with for a friend who is expecting a baby soon.

This pattern is available from "Pipps Purses" on ArtFire. I had no idea what a Hobo Bag was, lol, but now I know!! It was trial and error following the pattern. One must definitely have an understanding of stitches as there are no photographs other than the finished purse. I knitted mine on circular needles in a knit one row, purl one row fashion instead of knitting all rows. I actually like the slightly rougher texture of the purse that resulted from that.

6 comments:

Norma's Clay said...

They are beautiful. I like the second one best.

miramecreations said...

WOW,Tina...love the purses and shawl pins! A friend of mine (and fellow artist and guild member of AZPCG) also creates some beautiful shawl pins as well. They must be in style right now. Shawls are perfect for Phoenix weather since we never wear coats...hardly ever!

2 Good Claymates said...

Your pins and buttons are gorgeous Tina! Also love your bag! Wish I still remembered how to knit!

Cindy said...

I have made some shawl pins in the past, and I am still struggling with the stick part of the pin. When I make them from PC, they have too much flex. I have used a dowel (put it in a pencil sharpener and then sanded), and that is okay, but not all look great with a wood stick. Any advice? An "armature" inside? Wire? Thin dowel?

Tina Holden said...

Yes, armature of wire or skewers!

Tina Holden said...

That purse SOLD!

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