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  1. Lockdown and Creativity

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    What affect has lockdown had on your creativity? Unfortunately I havent been as creative as I should be but I hope that will improve. I have taken part in various Zoom sessions with the Scottish Polymer Clay Group and also the British Polymer Clay Guild I have lots of excuses for my lack of creativity, as most of us do! We are planning to move to England and have had to go house hunting and have been busy destashing and tidying up, so gone is my clay mess on the dining table and I am now in the spare bedroom, frightened to make a mess ! You never know when a buyer may turn up.

    I feel as though I have all this extra time but it becomes more difficult to focus. Have you experienced that at all?

    Bedecked Beads Jewellery,WorkspaceHere is my VERY tidy workspace and as you can see I have been working on some new seam rippers which will be added VERY soon.

    During one of our Zoom sessions, we were meant to be working on slabs (which are not really my thing). 

    However you can incorporate some of the techniques into other I embraced my inner lockdown madness....




     I was inspired by colour, texture, Cubism, Picasso and the late Liz Welch who made some terrific jewellery. So here is my homage to them, unique face brooches in quirky designs.

    Quirky Brooch, Unique Brooches UK

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    Layered Brooch Pin,Polymer Clay BroochesI have loved designing these sculptural brooches. I think that the layers of the brooch are eye catching and make a point of interest on a lapel or shawl

    Lilac Shawl Pin, Hijab, Lapel Pin



    The green and gold brooch has a flat bottom while the purple and blue brooch is a pin which could be used as a shal, hijab or lapel pin or even and attactive addition to a hat

    More brooches to be found here 

    I havent forgotten all the sewers and quilters amongst you either as I have been busy making lots of seam rippers and NEW seam ripper necklaces which have now been updated. Find them all here

    Handmade Seam Ripper on Necklace UK  Quality Handmade Seam Ripper UK, Blue Lilac Seam Ripper Necklace,Mustard and White
  3. What are seam rippers? How do I use them?

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    Firstly why did I made these seam rippers? A friend wanted a unique seam ripper to use for her sewing business, so that got me started. Seam Ripper Purple Red white

    How do I use a seam ripper? Our seam rippers come with the tools inserted into the decorative tube, you need to remove these by gently twisting and pulling and then they can be inserted back into the tube, the opposite way round. The dual sewing tool contains both a seam ripper and a stiletto or awl. All sewers can make mistakes with stitching, so these become an essential for sewers and quilters alike

    1. If you are undoing a seam, unpick the first couple of stitches with the sharp end
    2. Once you have done this, place the red ball downside beween the two layers and the sharp blade on the top, pushing away from yourself
    3. Remember the seam ripper is your friend but do take care using it