Friday, August 13, 2010

spinning rings

These are my new rings - well, sort of new - I made these a few months ago. I don't know exactly when I became fixated on making my jewelry move but I think it began with my Spinner Bracelets. They were so much fun to play with, I logically moved to rings. I also made pins and they're almost as much fun to fiddle around with.

These are definitely summer wear - no way you're going to get gloves over these babies! They're big - but, surprisingly, comfortable. And, they are all polymer.

Thing to remember is that the clay must be very strong, very durable so most of the clays out there are suitable. Not all clays are as impervious to the heat from your fingers - even your body temp can alter the shape of the shank. Of course, I use Kato Polyclay. It doesn't change even after I've worn a ring a long time, even in intense heat. So, while the spinner part could certainly be any durable clay, I'd recommend Kato Polyclay for the shank itself.

I don't know where I'll go with these jewelry "toys" but I will keep you posted. I will be posting these rings as a class soon - that much I am certain of.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

my new favorite toy

Vernon bought me an ipad for his birthday! Actually, he bought it for himself but gave up and gave it to me when I loaded app after app onto it and started hiding it from him. Okay, I didn't hide it, I just played with it a lot.

Google Earth! I can find your house from here!

MahJong - 2 versions!

Boggle and, my favorite, Galaga!

I can email and search the web. I can read - in the dark.

Once upon a time, Vernon asked me if I wanted an iphone. I said "no more icrap! I have to use up the icrap I have!" But, this, now this, is really different. I love my ipad.