Two little eyes: a smile marker

Just a fun little things of almost no consequence unless it makes someone smile.  This is made with a thinly rolled sheet of plymer clay over two eggs; one large and one very small. After curing, the eggs were chipped away from the polymer clay, the draping edges trimmed to be level when place on a flat surface, and then I just played games making flowers, two eye holes, and a smile and tongue.  The round polymer clay beads that became the eyes I could have done a better job on, but this was just an experiment. They roll forward to show eyelids and back to show the pupils.  there is a wire bent in a u shape that I attached to the inside of the object with polymer clay. It holds each bead (eye) in place.  On the back of each bead (eye) i added a little mound of polymer clay that keeps the eye from rolling past the eyelid paint. The pupils are painted as well.

I have no clue what one would use this for. Perhaps a flat back could be added and it would be a refrigerator magnet, or perhaps weight could be placed inside and a bottom attached, and it could be a paper weight. Alternatively, it could be set inside a small frame (with more polymer clay perhaps, making a dimensional wall hanging or framed 3D sculpture.

The fun thing about this concept is that it has a way of “reminding” one of good times, and I can add flower petals or glitter from a prom night, or other objects that actually give it “meaning” in the keepsake sense. The yellow polymer clay here actually has funeral flower petals in it.

Smilestone: made with polymer clay and your flower petals to commemorate an event

Chicken egg and cockatiel egg together were overlaid with polymer clay, and then i created flowers for this S’milestone.  I came on that name after i mistyped the word milestone in a text and thought it was the cutest thing ever. I set out to make someone smile with this “stone – like” egg combo sculpture, that has absolutely NO value except to bring a smile to one’s face.  However, to be fair, some of these colors of polymer clay have the flower petals from a funeral in them…. so the smile can be a reminder of life’s milestones that are hard to accept sometimes. Others like this available from my Memory-bead website

s'milestone parody on milestone markers, this one is intended to make you smile side view of the Smilestone, polymer clay flowers and a kind of egg shape stone tope view of a "smilestone" just intended to bring a flower - smile to your face
smile stone keepsake custom, made with your wedding flowers or other flowers embedded in polymer clay smilestone, milestone with bringing a smile, custom, your flowers and polymer clay





Polymer clay decorated goose eggs in a nest

Polymer clay decorated goose eggs in a nest – this year in Cincinnati Ohio it is the emergence of the brood X cicadas.  There are so many birds that are having a good season that I have found three empty robin’s nests (no eggs no birds were there).  In many years I have only found one, but this year has been a booming year for new birds apparently because of the cicadas.  I salvaged these, sterilized them at 350 degrees for an hour, trimmed off some of the extra stuff and coated them with resin.  I think they will remain pretty stable if not exposed to water.  (Robin’s nests are a mud base and lots of fluff and stuff for softness on the top).


Very large (10.5 inches high) polymer clay easter egg decorated

Base was manufactured over a plastic egg (two halves) using paper mache then put back together with more paper.  Then covered with a thin layer of translucent polymer clay (still in halves) and many of the flowers were put on in a two part egg.  The total egg was put together, and cured, and then flowers and background finished.

All in all, i would make the basic halves but the first coat of polymer clay would be a single unit, since putting the halves together was a little problematic.

very large polymer clay decorated egg with flowers