No doubt it’s no secret that I love to crochet – freeform, traditional or exploring new techniques but sometimes it’s just as exciting to play in a different playground – splashing about in my kitchen with soap & water & beautiful silk fibres I came up with these little beauties… & very pleased with the results
I have been wracking my brain for ages trying to come up with something different – a smallish item that is practical but still stylish & good to look at – I came up with this little Carry Safe – Freeform Crochet camera/phone case – it’s lined with a strong, dark grey commercial felt to withstand the hard knocks – the brain-wracking has been worth the effort, even if I do say so myself
I originally created these polymer buttons/beads for my own use in conjunction with, & to be incorporated into, my freeform crochet work mainly because I couldn’t find what I wanted elsewhere – Over that last few months I’ve many enquires about them so have decided to offer some for sale in my Etsy shop
I love making these buttons/beads… it’s a lovely change from fibre… but you will notice that I do not disguise the handmade nature of these pieces & there are some anomalies such as: fingerprints, brush strokes, distress scars & many a wonky edge & of course, no two pieces are ever the same – & it’s these unique imperfections & differences that I love most, I never really know what I’m going to end up with – so very freeform… just wish the photos would do them justice – they look so much better in the flesh.
All my polymer buttons/beads are freeformed either by pinching the clay into shape or pressing it into one of my own handmade moulds. They are baked at the recommended temperature & roughly sanded. Depending on the effect I’m trying to achieve, each piece is hand-paint with a variety of acrylic/oil/metallic paints/powders then sealed with 2 coats of Polyurethane (indoor/outdoor) water based satin varnish & left to cure for at least 48 hours
There is great excitement in the DUST down under team on Etsy this weekend with lot’s of beautiful items on SALE for those of you looking for a special gift or just a treat for yourself – I wasn’t able to participate this time, but urge everyone to take a minute to browse the huge variety of handmade products & check out the bargains – you never know, you may find just the thing you’ve been looking for… Good luck everyone….
I was so excited when I checked my mail this morning to find that the Freeform bag ‘Carnival’ was sold to a lovely French lady – it’s such a fun bag & I’m sure she’s going to get plenty of WOWs!!!! where ever she goes – I just love it when my freeform pieces find good homes….