Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Who Gives a Hoot!

Apparently a lot of our customers do.  I know I haven't blogged in a while again.  We have been up to our eyeballs with orders to fill so back into high production mode.  You've probably noticed owls popping up everywhere as they seem to be quite popular these days.  We've had requests for more owl themed items so these are a few more styles we have come up with.  To make things more streamlined and productive, I find it best to create all the owl faces in a sort of assembly line fashion.  Each one is individually formed from our own mold.  Genuine Swarovski crystals are embedded into the clay for the eyes and then they are each colored with mica powder pigments.


The cool thing about this method is that after they are baked, some of these will be made into buttons and others made into ...... some fun eyeglass holders.  We attached a brooch with bail on the back so it can be pinned or hung on a cord as a necklace.



These little guys will also be made into buttons and others turned into some lapel pins.


Between all the claying, we have been tidying up and reorganizing the studio.  I will share some of the new changes soon when it is all finished.

1 comment:

Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Love your owls! And how cool that you've made them into eyeglass holders!!