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30
Oct
11

Dem bones, dem bones, dem fish bones! Part 2

This tutorial post is continued from

Dem bones, dem bones, dem fish bones! Part 1

Spooky fish skeleton that is not just for Halloween.

At least that is what I think anyway.

I love this cane.

I hope you have fun making it too.

You will need:

Black Cernit

Opaque White Cernit

Porcelain Cernit

Biscuit Cernit

Clay slicing blade

Clay machine

Ruler if you wish

I mixed the black clay with Biscuit and the white clay with porcelain in equal parts

Condition and roll out the black in to a sheet on the thickest setting in your clay machine.

This is the last picture from part 1 here

Dem bones, dem bones, dem fish bones! Part 1

Add a sheet of white to the center of the cut on one side. The sheet will be rolled out on the 3rd thickest setting.

Put the stack back together with the white sheet in the middle…

Roll a 1/2″ coil of the white clay and press in to a triangle with your thumb and forefinger.

Add the triangle point up to the fish bones. Like this.

Roll a 3/4″ coil of black.

Press that coil into a triangle too.

Make the points of the triangle pretty sharp.

Trim the triangle black piece to fit the stack of rib bones.

Cut that triangle piece in half.

Make the points even sharper if you have too.

Add one half to one side of the tail and the other half to the other side of the tail. Press in to the tail evenly.

Add a sheet of black clay rolled out on the thickest setting in the pasta machine to the bottom of the tail.

Like this!

Roll a 1″ coil of white clay and trim to the length of the stack of bones and tail.

Press this in to a triangle shape and see if it is the same size as the stack of bones and tail.

Cut straight down and cut off one point of the triangle.

Like so!

Place a bamboo skewer or brass rod on the cut side of the big triangle on the top 1/3 of the triangle.

Press the rod gently in to the triangle.

Add the other cut sections right back to the triangle with the brass rod still in place.

Form the 2nd cut half around the rod to form a half circle cell in the both pieces of the triangle.

Peel the one section off the other section and remove the brass rod.

Roll a coil of black clay the size of the brass rod about 1/8″ and place in the channel of the big part of the white triangle.

Cut off the black coil so it is the length of the white triangle piece.

Place the smaller section of the triangle together with the larger one leaving the black coil inside.

This will be the eye for the fish bone cane.

Using your blade again cut into the opposite side of the cane at more of an angle. Cut all the way through to the bottom edge of the white triangle.

Like so.

Pull off the small section with never changing the orientation of the pieces.

Roll out some black clay on the 3rd thickest setting and place a strip about 1/4″ in width on the length of the small cut off white piece of the larger triangle.

This piece will slide under the bigger white piece of the triangle, so the black strip will go along the outside edge of the small piece.

Like so!

Using your thumb and forefinger compact everything together. Shaping back in to a triangle and pressing the small piece with the black together with the large piece of the triangle as if it is one piece.

Place the triangle head in the center of the bones on the stack.

Roll a black coil that is 1 1/8″ in diameter and the length of the stack of fish bones.

Press in to a triangle shape and cut the pieces in half.

Make the points of the triangle more defined.

Place one half on each side of the head of the fish.

Wrap all sides with a sheet of black rolled out on the thickest setting.

Reduce by compressing all sides one at a time with the palm of your hand and then flipping the cane from end to end and compressing all 4 sides of the cane again.

Repeat this slowly and gently until the cane is smaller by half the size.

It is best to be more forceful in the center of the cane to force the inside of the cane out.

As Katherine Dewey once told me “Oh, you are pressing on the “x” and the “y” axis which forces the “z” out through the center”.

EXACTLY!

This is the inside of that cane using that method!

Enjoy and have a safe and fun Halloween!

Boos and hisses!

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26
Oct
11

Dem bones, dem bones, dem fish bones! Part 1

Mrs. B is extending the giveaway for the bat and pumpkin cupcake necklace I made giveaway until the 1st of November so if you still want a chance you can hop on over there and add your name to the bunch.

http://www.confessionsofapagansoccermom.com/2011/10/giveaway-from-marie-segals-art-from-my.html

You can see the necklace in the picture below the cat picture.

Thank you for your votes on the Fave Crafts Blog Hop. I did not win, but I feel great about bringing a ton of new people and unique votes to their web page and I could not have done it with out all of you. Blessings all over all of you.

Spooky fish skeleton that is not just for Halloween.

At least that is what I think anyway.

I love this cane.

I hope you have fun making it too.

You will need:

Black Cernit

Opaque White Cernit

Porcelain Cernit

Biscuit Cernit

Clay slicing blade

Clay machine

Ruler if you wish

I mixed the black clay with Biscuit and the white clay with porcelain in equal parts

Condition and roll out the black in to a sheet on the thickest setting in your clay machine.

I cut five sheets in black 2 1/8″ by 1 1/2″.

Roll the white clay out on the 3rd thickest setting.

We will cut down the white sheets to size but these are a great size to start with.

Cut out 5 sheets of the opaque white 2 1/8″ by 1 1/2″.  You can use a black sheet as a template.

Cut off 1/8″ from each side of the long side of the white sheet.

Lay a black sheet down and place this white sheet in the very middle of it.

Take another sheet of black the same size as the ones above and rolled out on the 3rd thickest setting like the white sheets above and cut off 1/8″ from the long side.

Place the black strips on the side of the white sheet on both sides.

It will be like there is a whole sheet that is 2 1/8″ by 1 1/2″.

Add one of the 5 black sheets that you cut in the beginning to the stack above.

It will look like this from the side.

Cut off a little strip that is a bit bigger than the first ones ( 1/4″) you cut. Do this from both sides of the sheet.

Place in the middle of the sheet of black that you just placed on the stack.

Cut off strips the same size as the ones you just cut off of the white sheet out of the black clay rolled out on the third thickest setting.

It will look like this.

Add another one of the first black sheets that were cut.

Cut off a strip on each side of one of the white sheets that you cut before, these strips will be a little bit bigger than the last strips.

Add the white sheet that is left to the stack in the middle.

Add strips of black clay rolled out on the 3rd thickest setting to the sides of the white sheet.

Then add another one of the first black sheets that you cut in the beginning.

Cut a bigger strip from each side of the next sheet of white.

Add the white sheet to the stack in the middle of the stack.

Add black strips to the sides of the  white sheet.

Add one of the original cut sheets of black to the stack.

You can guess what happens with the next white sheet right? I knew you could.

Cut strips on both sides of the white strip that are bigger than the last strips and add that to the stack.

Add black strips to each side of the white sheet.

Stand the cane stack on the end like you see it and cut through the center of all of the sheets.

Here is another view.

Add a sheet of white to the center of the cut on one side. The sheet will be rolled out on the 3rd thickest setting.

Put the stack back together with the white sheet in the middle…

Stay tuned for part 2.

27
Aug
11

Atomic age Influence votive holder

While you are reading this I am escaping from home to go hang out with my friend Jodi and talk to an adult, craft until my fingers hurt, and stay up crazy hours. I am expecting to have a good time.

We are going to make some books ;-D

It is hot here, kind of cloudy and humid, I do not feel like doing anything. It is 99 degrees here and almost 4 pm on friday the 26th, crazy! 

I will talk to you all on Monday have a great weekend.

Be safe and be well.

Make the canes from the Black and white tutorials.

Continued from Part 1:

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/08/black-and-white-canes-2-atomic-age.html
and Part 2:
http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/08/black-and-white-canes-2-atomic-age_09.html
and Part 3:
http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/08/black-and-white-canes-2-atomic-age_14.html

Save any pieces from the making of the canes that you have left over. We will use those.

You will need:

clay slicing blade

glass votive holder

Canes from tutorials

Start with the sputnik cane or I guess it could be a stylized dandelion, well whatever you want to call it.

Slice off the slices about 1/16″ thick and place around the top of the glass.

Do not press on just place.

When you have them spaced evenly with about an 1/8″ between all of them. 

Press into place. 

Here is a better view.

Add the second cane.

Place those below the others.

Press on firmly.

These are from the second cane and are left over.

Slice off some slices and round them a little with your fingers.

Place one of those between the big circles at the top of the rim of the votive holder.

Now I have added the pieces left over from the dandelion cane and placed those between the rectangle canes.

I added some of the spiral, basically I

am building a net of canes around the top of the glass. I can have small open areas as long as all of the canes are connected together.

I rolled the spiral cane down to about 1/4″ and added one to each of the bottoms of the rectangles.

Bake in a pre-heated 275 degree oven for 1/2 hour, shut off oven, and let cool in the oven.

Add a votive and you are good to go!

22
May
11

African Trade beads-part 12 Shinning Star part c

This is the 3rd installment of the shinning star cane.

You can find part a here

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/05/african-trade-beads-part-12-shinning.html

You can find part b here

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/05/african-trade-beads-part-12-shinning_18.html

You will need:

Clay Machine

Clay slicing blade-SB

Red Cernit

Yellow Cernit

Blue Cernit

Opaque White Cernit

Green Cernit

Porcelain White Cernit

Ruler if you need it

Middle cutter in the Makin’s clay Star set M36006

Knitting needle 3 to 4mm

All links above lead to my husband’s on-line store the www.clayfactory.net

Thank you so much for looking.

This is the picture and the instructions from the last part b http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/05/african-trade-beads-part-12-shinning_18.html

Trim off the excess, if there is any.

Take the conditioned blue clay and roll it out in your clay machine on the thickest setting.

Trim the leading edge of the sheet for a straight edge. Lie the cane on top of that edge.

Trim the side to match the size of the cane length.

Roll up the cane in the sheet and then roll the leading edge over on top of the sheet on the other side of the cane and gently make a mark on that sheet.

Cut with the clay slicing blade just inside of the mark that you have made. Roll the cane up in that sheet. the edges should meet up.

You do not have to smooth and mess with the seam more than pressing the edges together.

Roll out some of the conditioned yellow and fold the sheet in half to double the thickness.

Do the same thing with some of the conditioned red clay.

Cut the yellow sheet to the width of the cane center and then use the yellow sheet to measure the red one.

I added more of the porcelain to the green here. I used the same mixed that I used in this cane here

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/04/african-trade-beads-part-11.html

Double the green clay as you did with the red and the yellow and then cut to the same size as the yellow and red sheets.

Trim the end to the other sheets.

Trim the sides to match those edges.

The piece that you see trimmed off is the folds of all the sheets. I did this so I have a straight edge.

I then made my first cut which is about 3/16″ in thickness.

Cut down and drag the blade forward with the clay piece against the blade and on it.

Use the slice to measure the width of the next slice and then drag the blade forward again and stick the next slice to it. Measure and cut again. Do this for about four slices or more if you can

;-O

It is not required though, you can add one section at a time. ;-D

Lay the slices in the repeating pattern against the cane center. Wrap around cane.

If this is what you end up with match the bottom edges of the slices together and then…

Turn the cane on its side and press the two matching slices in to place.

Press a little waist in to the cane by squeezing with the your thumb and forefinger and then turn a little and squeezing again.

Turn the cane and press moving upward in a circle a little press at a time.

See the center of the end of the cane moving out, this is right.

You can squeeze like this too, turning and squeezing to the end of the cane.

Turn the cane over and start in the middle again and work your way out to the other end of the cane.

When you have reduced it this way to half of the diameter it was, roll on the surface of the table of work surface.

If the cane looks rough on the outside like this you have probably done a good job and the inside will be nice and straight.

When you roll the cane you will start in the center of the coil and roll with both hands all the way to the tip of your fingers and then all of the way back past the palm of your hand in one smooth move while moving your hands away from each other.

Remember to move slowly and to make sure the cane rotates over 180 degrees when you roll. Do not make short movements it will not make a smooth coil, it will put in little dents from your fingers. The movement is smooth and fluid.

Roll down to about 3/4″ and roll the blade and the cane forward at the same time to cut in the center.

You can refer back to the other canes in this series to see how that is and the description that comes with them.

Tah Dah!!! Stars.

18
May
11

African Trade beads-part 12 Shinning Star part b

This is continued from Part one here:

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/05/african-trade-beads-part-12-shinning.html

You will need:

Clay Machine

clay slicing blade-SB

Red Cernit

Yellow Cernit

Blue Cernit

Opaque White Cernit

Green Cernit

Porcelain White Cernit

Ruler if you need it

Middle cutter in the Makin’s clay Star set M36006

Knitting needle 3 to 4mm

All links above lead to my husband’s on-line store the http://www.clayfactory.net/  

Thank you so much for looking.

Mix all of the colors and the opaque white with equal amount of the porcelain white.

Last picture from the last part

I go back and cradling the star in my palm I pinch the points on the star again to sharpen them up.


Roll out a sheet of the conditioned red that is long about 5″x at least 2 1/2″ wide.

Trim for straight edges on three sides.

Roll out a coil that is about 3/8″ in diameter and the width of the sheet.

Lay the coil along the bottom edge of the sheet. 
 

Roll up the sheet and the coil together to form a large coil of clay.

Trim off the rough edge and roll the whole thing up.

Roll the cane down until at least half or more fit in one of the dips between the points of the star.

Measure it to the height of the stacked stars and cut one. I trim off one end of the red log so it will stand straight next to the star stack.

Cut two more of those coils. 

Press with your finger and thumb of one hand down and out on the coil and then using the clay slicing blade cut the coil in half.

Do that with the other two coils too!

Like this.

Make the coil into a triangle piece by pressing with your thumb and forefinger on top of the coil half, press straight down with your finger and thumb pressed together.

It will look like this. Do that with the other pieces, you will only need 5 total.

Place the point of the coil into the dip between the point of the stars. Place one in each dip.

Stand the star up so you do not smash the points of the star.

Trim off the excess length from the top of the triangle half coils.

Place all of the coils before worrying about how they fit yet!

Place the last one in and trim off the excess from the top.

Note* I cradle this in my other hand while press the two edges of the half triangle coils together.

I do a little at a time on all of them and then turn the cane from end to end and so it again all the way around.

I am only showing it on the work surface because I take the pictures by myself.

Press your thumb towards your forefinger.

Here is what the star stack will look like after you have packed it.

Don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect from the end. There is some distortion by pressing the clay and the ends will look funny but may not be funny inside.

Condition and roll out a sheet of the opaque white. Trim the side to the star stack and the edge before the star stack.

Now trim the other side to match the star stack.

Roll the cane up in the sheet of white and roll the leading cut edge over the sheet on the opposite end to make a mark. You do not have to press hard just enough to make a mark with the cut edge.

With your clay slicing blade cut just inside the mark you made with the opposite edge

 of clay.

Roll the cane up in the sheet and the edges should meet very nicely.

Trim off the excess, if there is any.

Stay tuned for part 3…

17
May
11

African Trade beads-part 12 Shinning Star

Well, I figured it was about time for another African Trade bead cane image.

I have been taking a little break because of sickness and I thought I better do something constructive for once ;-D

This one is unique because I am using a cutter to get the image and I am cutting wider stripy things to go around the out side of the cane.

I could also see this cane in a circus, that is because the original cane that I took this from is just the star and the red packing and the white outline. I took creative license with the outside.

You can also see here how to make star canes, for the flag, for wizards, and for fingernails ;-O if you wish!

You will need:

Clay Machine

clay slicing blade-SB

Red Cernit

Yellow Cernit

Blue Cernit

Opaque White Cernit

Green Cernit

Porcelain White Cernit

Ruler if you need it

Middle cutter in the Makin’s clay Star set M36006

Knitting needle 3 to 4mm

Mix all of the colors and the opaque white with equal amount of the porcelain white.

 All links above lead to my husband’s on-line store the www.clayfactory.net
Thank you so much for looking.

 

Condition and roll out yellow on the thickest setting in the clay machine.

Fold the sheet in half to double the sheet. Press out the air.

Using the medium star cutter in the Makin’s Clay star set.

 Using the  seam in the cutter for a registration mark place the stars on top of each other.

The seam will show on the side match that up every star you add to the stack.

See where the black star is next to the star?

That is where the registration place is.

If you cut out the star and place the cutter with the cut out star in it on to a flat piece of the sheet.

Pressing it down just a little and pulling back quickly you can get the star to come free from the cutter.

You can also dip the cutter in a little water, just the bottom cutting edge. Sometimes this helps.

I know you can do that with Cernit, for other clays you have to make sure it works.

Dry the star on a paper towel.

I have stacked 5 stars.

Press them together gently and then press the points together.

I am making the points sharper for handling if they are out of whack.

Condition and roll out a sheet of the red on the thickest setting in the

clay machine.

Trim for a straight leading edge.

Trim the side to the star.

Trim the other side do the sheet of red is the width of the star laying on it.

Wrap around the star loosely and trim off the excess so the edges match.

I stand the star up on one of its faces and press in the sides of the red clay sheet in to the dips between the points on the star.

Cradling the star in one palm I use the knitting needle to press the sheet to the dents.

I have to take the picture so it is shown on the work surface.

I go back and cradling the star in my palm I pinch the points on the star again to sharpen them up.

Coming soon… part 2

08
Apr
11

African Trade Beads- Part 9c the fourth giveaway

There are 8 parts to the African trade bead how to’s, you can see all of the links below. I have more but I am going to take a little break right now.

Even though it appears that I working, I am taking a break. My grand daughter is crazy, she is making me crazy and I have no silence in my life, not one bit. There is constant chatter, there is some toy making noise, there is cartoons, there are meltdowns like the end of the universe, there is whimpering like a dog, she says the same thing over and over again, at least 20 times, in the voice of a munchkin, she will push the same button on a toy over and over again so it does the same thing a hundred times, she jumps up and down over and over again, she pretends that she is an instrument and squeals at decibels that are not met for human ears, almost at the point of shattering glass, she will stand in the middle of the room and completely freak about her paci, and it is right at her feet, I tell her not to do something and she runs with it away from me every time, she will not lay down for a nap, ever, and will fall asleep leaning on me and I pick her up to put her in bad and she wakes up like she has had ten hours of sleep and starts all over again, I love her, but I am slipping, losing my mind slowly, please, someone tell me that this is only a stage and that there is an end in sight. Help!

 



10 match small buttons with metal shanks and frames, from my favorite cane.

I made those. They are 1/4″thick and 1/2″ in diameter,

 I sell the button shank findings with out clay in them in the Hoarders Closet!

So this is part 9c- the 4th giveaway…

You can find the first, second, and third giveaway here,

Here is the 1st give away,

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/04/african-trade-beads-part-9-giveaway.html

Here is the 2nd giveaway,

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/04/african-trade-beads-part-9a-second.html

Here is the 3rd giveaway,

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/04/african-trade-beads-part-9b-third.html

1. It is open to anyone, blogger or not.

2. Leave a comment on this post if you would like a chance at these earrings.

3. This giveaway will close on the 19th at 6pm.

4. I will ship world wide, so you can enter from anywhere.

5. Please tell your friends.

6. You can enter if you have entered the other giveaways listed above.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE)

you can see part 1 here,

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/03/african-trade-beads-part-1.html

you can see part 2 here,

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/03/african-trade-beads-part-2.html

you can see part 3 here,

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/03/african-trade-beads-part-3.html

you can see part 4 here,

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/03/african-trade-beads-part-4.html

you can see part 5 here,

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/03/african-trade-beads-part-5.html

you can see part 6 here,

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/03/african-trade-beads-part-6.html

you can see part 7 here,

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/03/african-trade-beads-part-7-continued.html

you can see part 8 here,

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/04/african-trade-beads-part-8.html




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