Moru's Crafts


Sculpey, My Love.
March 29, 2012, 11:50 am
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So I’m still working a lot with Sculpey. I have been doing a lot of art by hand recently. I really like it. I like making things with my hands. I crochet, I sew, I now make things with clay. It’s all really fun. I was just thinking how my roots in art used to be just on the computer. I put together forum layouts for forums that I run. I’m actually about to set up a new forum in a few weeks called “tl;dr” (too long; didn’t read) and it’s going to be a general discussion forum (of course with a section about art!) in which each post is the size of a tweet. I’m really excited about it. I think it’s going to be a really awesome challenge. I am long-winded most of the time, but I’m looking forward to being able to read topics and reply in a short amount of time.

Here is a screen shot of the latest forum layout I did. It’s for Invisionfree.

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¬†Anyway. I have been doing this for years. I know HTML and CSS by the back of my hand. I also know a little bit about javaScript, but I’m still a beginner with that. It’sgoing to take me longer to learn that, I think…just because of the amount I have to learn.

The real point of my post was to share the little things I have made with Sculpey in the last couple days.

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This is the biggest Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro. >> He’s not very well done, he was my first totoro.

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These two Totoros are a little better. The Blue one is going to be a present for someone.

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This is a Dinosaur, a Bob Omb from Mario, and a random little bird.

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Last but not least, bows! So many bows. :D I like the purple one the best. It’s adorable. I’m going to get some glue that will hold it to a hair clip… because I want to wear it so bad!

I am sure that there will be more posts about Sculpey, but this is all I have made so far. Hope you enjoy!

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First Foray into the land of Sculpey!
March 22, 2012, 8:07 pm
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I got a 20% off coupon for Michaels today… so I decided to go and spend a little bit of money on some Sculpey, because I have been seeing a lot of Sculpey craft over on Marie, Oh Marie¬†(one of my favorite wordpress blogs). She has been doing Sculpey craft this week, and I have a feeling that I will be following suit. I bought black, plum, and silver Sculpey.

I have one problem with it, so far. My hands are pretty weak.This is only ever a problem when I come across one of those carnival “test your strength” games where you squeeze the handle and it tells you you’re a wimp… and when I have to soften clay with the heat of my hands. Squeezing clay doesn’t sound like it would hurt, but I think I have damaged my hands with all of this crocheting I’ve been doing… or I’m just weak.

My first attempt at a few different sculpey items are as follows:

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This was the first cuff bracelet I made. Now, it turned out pretty good until I put it on and took it off a few times. I was going to model it but none of the pictures came out even remotely usable. The bracelet broke on the silver side because it was too thin where the silver went under the black… so I don’t have a bracelet to show for my first efforts. At least not a knotted bracelet. I made another braided one, using one of Marie, Oh Marie’s tutorial for a braided bracelet.

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Here you can see the button I made, fingerprint jewelry with a crocheted chain, and the braided bangle bracelet I made as well.

I made a button, and a piece of fingerprint jewelry that I’m sending to my mother, not as a mother’s day gift, but just because. We celebrate mother’s day in September. (I work in a restaurant whose biggest holiday is mother’s day.. so I will never have that day off. Plus, One year I just kept forgetting to send her present… and it finally made it there somehow… in September).

I have a ring in the oven as we speak. I mixed some plum and black to make a deep purple, and then I twisted a silver snake around it. Hope it turns out okay. I have my fingers crossed!

I absolutely adore Sculpey! I have a feeling this will turn into a new crafting obsession.