Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Working on St. Nicholas Ornaments

Hello, I thought I'd share the ornaments I made this week.  read more...

Super Sculpey Polymer Clay

This is the white Sculpey Polymer Clay
Today I used this for beards, eyebrows and hat fur balls.

Shaping nose making eyes and adding clay to cheeks to be smoothed out with fingers.

Here they are some of the St. Nicholas Ornaments

I had one of the ornaments that I had made from the 1980s so I used a cardboard pattern for the outside shape to cut the flat bottom of the ornaments to keep them in the approximate size range.
The details were added to the flat pattern separately along with the beard, mustache and hat pom poms.

I had some clay in the craft room for a few years taking up space and decided to take it out.  Since it was getting harder with age I used a pasta maker to soften the clay for use.  It makes work with hard clay so much easier.

These are then baked, painted, sealed, and signed. This is what was made on this day and painted at a later date.
These are dolly's designs original works.  Each one different yet similar as it is with handmade items.

This rust ornament packaging up and ready to ship out soon.

It takes a few days to get the ornaments ready and then time to dry before shipping or using.  I do enjoy taking a block of clay and making something useful or that I really like.

If you are interested you can see these in my shops:

 Etsy dollysarriodesigns here 
Handmade Artists' dolly'sdesigns here 
Guess I'd better get back to the sewing machine now but I wanted to share with you what I've been up too lately.
Please share with me what you have been making lately.


  1. Well that is very cool - you are so creative. I actually thought that was a cookie at first. LOL. xo

    1. Hey Kim, Thank you so much! Don't feel bad my table is full of ornaments of all kinds and my father in law told me tonight that he thought they were cookies. He was wanting one to you are not alone.

  2. Dolly these are beautiful. You are so talented !!

    1. Hey Michelle, Thank you so very much sweet friend!!!


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