Ladybugs :: Joaninhas

This week my work space was invaded by bugs, ladybugs to be more precise. I suppose part of it was due to keeping an eye on The Sofi’s World blog, but I was also keen to expand my newly learned skills with dangle earrings and I thought that ladybugs would look lovely on them. The…

Lighthouses :: Faróis

Summer seems to have taken a holiday away from Scotland: it keeps raining everyday with the occasional break for fog. However, one of these days in the afternoon the sun has come out from between the clouds and the shoreline has become a perfect place. Saint Andrews seaside is beautiful… the rocks meeting the green…

Ear Cuffs :: Argolas sem furo

A few weeks ago I was faced with an unexpected challenge: L. asked me if I could do ear some cuffs with the Little Creatures characters. It was the beginning of something new… I did some research and found really inspiring creations in all sorts of styles. Just take a look at Alkhimeia’s ear cuffs…

Pigs :: Porquinhos

One of the first polymer clay packs that I that bought was a Fimo Classic in a pink colour that doesn’t exist anymore. I used it to make a few roses until I realized that it would be a great colour for a pig. I don’t have a picture of the first pair of pig…

Packages :: Embalagens

Being in between moves I find myself dedicating more time to packaging. It does seem ironic; however I don’t think I will have the courage to take all my tools and supplies from their current homes (a.k.a. boxes) to pack them again in less than two weeks. Instead, I am dedicating more time to develop…

Little Creatures at Etsy Ireland

It’s great to feel my talent recognized. I am really proud to say that my work with the Little Creatures has evolved greatly due to friends and family incentive, and since I opened my store I have a great support from the Etsy community and from my dear customers. Today my turtle earrings were featured…

Experiments :: Experimentações

Working with polymer clay often results in wanting to try this or that. I am quite methodical on the way I work. New pieces are sketched, then I make a study of colour and identify which colours go where and it is only after that that I get on to polymer clay. However, polymer clay…

Cut, fold and weave :: Corta, dobra e entrelaça

Some time ago I found these great baskets on Marie Claire Idées and I kept thinking how useful they would be to keep the things I collect each time I go out for a walk. It was a while until I figured out how to make them. Then I found this tutorial at Craftzine: it’s simple,…

Busy bees :: Abelhas azafamadas

If you’re looking for bees, be sure to look for them among the sweet-smelling flowers that grow wild in the fields or in your favourite garden. I have always been fascinated by these sort of furry little insects with its bright contrasting stripes and delicate wings. I like to watch them collecting pollen from the…