They're not my normal medium of work. I'm more of a 2-D kinda gal all and all. But my other half started playing with polymer clay and I wanted to give it a shot.
It's a lot different than the regular clay I am used to. It doesn't harden on you, or dry out and crack. But that can also be one of the biggest pains in the rear! There's been a couple times I've had one just about done, sitting on a shelf, and someone (or some cat) bumps it.
And let me tell you...picking fur out of polymer clay. Does anyone else remember that if you had pets and playdoh as a kid...of it fell on the floor it was pretty much done for? Unless you like furry creations that is.
But while he makes little gnomes, and really strange figures, I decided to take a cute and adorable route and try my hand at little dragons. The ones on the very top image are my first two. I started out with the large one. She took a few hours to finish, mostly because I kept knocking little details off.
About that time, Branden, my partner in crime, decided he was going to make dragons that fit inside bottle caps. Not to be outdone, I made a tiny little baby; which you also see in the first photo. The little one was surprisingly more difficult, as it's hard to hold teeny tiny dots for details.
After the first one, they kind of exploded. I would sit and watch an episode of something on Netflix and make a dragon. This can be a bit interesting when someone asks "How long did it take you to make one" and your response is "Somewhere around an episode of Bones".
But really, once I got a few down, I started to try out a few different styles. Some have multiple colors in the wings, one has swirled fins instead of wings and paws, one is even fallen over.
I haven't found a particular style that I want to stick with just yet, or if I just want to continue to make unique ones. Either way, I hope that you find them as enjoyable as I do. For purchasing options, follow the link to my Etsy shop. Feel free to request a different color or something unique. Challenges are always fun!