Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Decided Not to Sell Them, But Here Are the Pix.

I have decided not to sell these two polymer clay elves.

Here is the original one. He is a forest elf and his job is to shine the snails' shells. I always wondered who was in charge of that, didn't you?

This is the new one I started two days ago. I am learning a lot as I go.

Because this is a new medium for me, I just don't feel confident that I know enough about the materials to feel good about the long term stability and durability of the items.

I have been working with wool for a long time, so I know exactly what it is likely to do over time and in different conditions. I think I need to do a bit more research about polymer clays.

I plan to work on about five (or so) more clay items, will see how they do over a period of time, and then will decide if selling them works for me.

I am a stickler for customer happiness and would feel just awful if someone purchased one of my creations and wasn't happy with it.

What do you think? Is erring on the side of caution wise or overkill?

Super shine is only $3 extra.

A little new shell smell, perhaps?

Right in front of the oven from which she came.

(I finally got a thermometer to test out my cheap-o oven. W-A-Y off in temperature. No wonder I fried a few things!)

Put on some pants, please. This is a family blog.

Teeny stretchy ones. Should work!

Much better! Tonight when the kids are in bed, we'll work on a shirt and hat.

Thanks for popping in! Any suggestions are welcome, especially if you have a working knowledge of polymer clay. *hint hint*

I have a wool piece that is almost ready to show as well. Toddle on by to check that out next week, if you like!

Until next time, happy creating!



  1. i can so understand your feelings re selling, i am the same, wanting things to be just right before i sell. these wee folks are wonderful, those tiny tights!!! cant wait to see more of your work

  2. I never thought I'd bee the kind of girl who feel HARD for an elf, yet here I am...

  3. Holy cow, those are so intricate!!

  4. TERESA!!!! Those are AMAZING!! I love that he's a snail shiner... that's SO cool! They look perfect to me... Great work, Gal!

  5. I can see why you decided to keep them! So sweet and I love the little stretchy pants. I enjoy sculpting in this fasion and have made quite a few snails in my day too.
    Thanks for the visual eye candy!