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Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Facebook Giveaway

There will be 2 winners. One will win a blue set and the other a red set.

Publicly share the following post on FB:
Like my page Abigail Smycken. 

How much time does it take?

On the 30th November I will select the winners randomly.

Vor fi 2 castigatori. Unul va castiga setul albastru iar celalat setul rosu.

Ce trebuie sa faceti?

Share public la poza concursului de pe FB
Like Abigail Smycken

Cat dureaza?
Pe 30 nov vor fi anuntati cei doi castigatori


Friday, October 25, 2013

Bicycle Girl Brooch- Challenge Revista Atelierul

Applique Technique Flower Tutorial

I promised you a tutorial and here it is. You will learn how to make earrings like the ones in the following image.

Asa cum v-am promis va prezint mai jos un tutorial prin care sa invatati cum sa faceti cercei ca cei verzi din imagine. De fapt, aceeasi.

So let's start!
Sa incepem!

-use a toothpick or a thicker needle to make rounder shapes
-continue applying petals in the free spaces that are formed to create a bigger and more detailed flower
-you can use different petal sizes and shapes  for interesting effects

- folositi o scobitoare sau un ac mai gros pentru a da forme mai rotunde
- continuati sa puneti petale in spatiile libere dintre petalele deja puse pentru a face o floare mare si detaliata
-puteti folosi marimi de petale diferite sau forme diferite pentru efecte mai interesante

Friday, October 18, 2013

Applique technique/ Tehnica Applique

The Jennifer Morris technique or the applique technique is a classic technique used on polymer clay. This among other techniques such as Mokume Gane or filigree are basic techniques that artists use to create various effects. The technique can vary depending on your skill, some may use rounder, irregular and easier to make shapes, other will use patterns or elongated shapes for their applied. Some of the well-known artists that use this technique are Jennifer Morris and Eva Thissen, both with a very different. While Jennifer Morris goes for the crowded and richer design, Eva Thissen has a more contemporary, more minimalistic design. Both of them manage to create beautiful accessories with a great unique touch to any outfit.

A lot of artists have since then started using the applique technique, especially in creating flowers. It’s a pretty easy technique and doesn’t require much skill if done in a more rudimentary way, only tremendous amount of patience. But some applique techniques such as Eva Thissen’s may prove to be more challenging as they require a steady hand and very precise elements.

I have used this technique in the following designs and I will incorporate in some of my pendants. Soon I will even post a tutorial followed by a little autumn giveaway since I missed the August giveaway I promised. 

Tehnica Jennifer Morris sau tehnica applique e o tehnica classica folosita cu lutul polimeric. Aceasta impreuna cu alte tehnici ca Mokume Gane sau filigree sunt de baza si sunt folosite de artisti pentru a crea diferite efecte. Tehnica poate varia in functie de nivel, unii pot folosi forme mai rotunde, neregulate si usor de aplicat iar altii vor folosi elemente mai lungi sau anumite modele. Unii dintre cei mai cunoscuti artisti care folosesc aceasta tehnica sunt Jennifer Morris si Eva Thissen, amandoua foarte diferite ca rezultat final. In timp ce Jennifer Morris alege un design mai plin si mai inghesuit, Eva Thissen vine cu un design mai minimalist si mai contemporan. Totusi, ambele reusesc sa creeze accesorii frumoase care dau unicitate oricarei tinute.

Multi artisti au incercat sa foloseasca aceasta tehnica, in special in crearea florilor. Este o tehnica destul de usoara, nu necesita un mare nivel de cunostiinte sau indemanare daca este facuta intr-un mod mai rudimentar, insa de fiecare data necesita o groaza de rabdare. Desigur, unele tehnici applique ca cele ale Evei de exemplu pot fi extrem de dificile deoarece necesita o mana sigura si elemente extrem de precise.

Am folosit aceasta tehnica in urmatoarele design-uri si o voi folosi mai des in pandantivele mele. In curand voi posta si un tutorial urmat de un mic giveaway de toamna, din moment ce am pierdut giveaway-ul din August mult promis.



Jennifer Morris via

Later Edit: I forgot to add my own work/ uitasem sa adaug pandantivele mele