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If The Day Ever Comes When You Want to Make Teensy Quilts .....    Off-Topic Chat

Started Nov-29 by judyinohio; 258 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Nov-29

.... you can do what this Swiss polymer clay artist does and make polymer clay jewelry based on quilt patterns.

Her name is Sandra Trachsel and she does incredible work, IMHO.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/st-art-clay/

CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)

Nov-29

Wow, does she sell it? lovely stuff!!
MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

Nov-29

Those are fantastic!  Looks like a lot of very intricate work.

rsinn

From: rsinn

Nov-29

Wow, those pieces are incredible.

Misha (MISHAMISHA)

From: Misha (MISHAMISHA)

Nov-29

Her profile doesn't give her name, but does mention bring a member of a guild, and their site is http://polyclaykunst.de

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

Nov-29

Wow can't imagine working will clay on that small of a scale.

Jo

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Nov-29

Misha her name is in my first message on this thread.  (Sandra Trachsel)

As far as I can tell she does not sell her work.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Nov-29

You can get polymer clay to very small scale by starting large and stretching it over and over to "reduce" it in size.

Here's an excellent teacher showing how it is done.  She spends the first half of the video talking about how to avoid pitfalls but about halfway through the video she actually gets down to the real work of "reducing" the cane:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYKv7Co7Xys

She makes it look easy because she's had years and years of practice.  relaxed

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

Nov-30

An interesting video, years ago like 12 or 13 I helped DD make a whole bunch of small center pieces using polymer clay. I remember having to work the clay to get it soft enough to work with than having to stop working with it because it would get to warm.  We were doing it all by hand so the clay was getting handles more than if we hand used a pasta maker.

Jo

Pamjr

From: Pamjr

Nov-30

WOW! I bought some quilt pattern earrings a million years ago at a quilt show. I still have them. Mine are VERY plain compared to her work.  I love the black and white ones.

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