Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Cookie and Cream Ring

It's hard to decide whether to make jewellery or to watch the World Cup so I decided to do both at the same time. For obvious reasons it took me twice as long to make each ring but it was still worth while I think. I really enjoy taking my time when I'm making new stock etc but I don't think the girls that are waiting for them are very pleased...
I often get emails asking me how I make my jewellery, sometimes they are just curious and for some it's for their school projects or something. Most of my jewellery are made with polymer clay. I like this type of clay because I find that it gives the right texture for my jewellery and it also seems to be most hard wearing. For some pieces, it might take more than two to three bakings to achieve the desired effects.
For the Cookie and Cream ring, the cookie and the decorations have to be made seperately before they are added to the ring. I use a needle or a toothpick to shape the cookie, strawberry and the swirl biscuit and these are then added to the cream. I love using diamantes with my jewellery because it adds instant sparkle and cuteness to any designs. Another one of my favourites is white faux pearls which is also included in the Cookie and Cream ring.
Once the final touches have been made the cookie can then be stuck to the ring base. I prefer to epoxy glue as this seems to bond with clay very well and there's less chance of the cookie breaking off.
I'm hoping to design some new pieces in the next few weeks but as always, they will still be my usual sweet, cute , girlie jewellery that are just perfect for those with a sweet tooth like me :)