Wednesday, May 20, 2009

FIMO PENDANTS - PRIVESCI OD FIMO MASE



>>> I've first heard of FIMO polymer clay in 2002, while still living and working in USA. I was impressed and wanted to give it a try. I have bought a great book on polymer clay ("Creative ways in polymer clay" by Dotty McMillan), pasta machine, polymer clay, all the necessary tools and some beautiful floral stamps. However, I failed to buy an oven thermometer and, eventually, burned all that I've made. Which is nothing that bad or dramatic, except for the fact that I never had enough time to keep on with my new hobby.

<<< Za FIMO masu sam prvi put čula 2002. godine, dok sam još živela u Americi. Bila sam impresionirana i rešila da se okušam. Kupila sam fantastičnu knjigu o polimernoj glini ("Creative ways in polymer clay" by Dotty McMillan), mašinu za razvlačenje testa, FIMO masu, sve potrebne alatke i komplet pečata sa predivnim floralnim motivima. Međutim, omanula sam sa termometrom za rernu zaboravivši da i njega kupim, tako da su mi ti prvi radovi, nažalost, izgoreli. Što samo po sebi i nije tako loše i strašno, osim činjenice da više nisam imala vremena da ponovim eksperiment i možda i nastavim sa novim hobijem. 



>>> To work in polymer clay continued to be one of my unfulfilled wishes, those that I've put on hold. Recently, I have visited one of the Belgrade hobby shops and saw an overwhelming choice of FIMO clay and tools. I was actually looking for some beads and wire, but I couldn't persist and decided to give it a try again. It was those sparkling clay that made me do so. Only this time I have also bought an oven thermometer.

<<< Izraditi nešto u polimernoj glini ostala mi je neispunjena želja i nešto što sam odložila za kasnije. Nedavno sam posetila jednu od radnji sa materijalom za hobiste, sa namerom da kupim perlice i žicu. Međutim, kada sam videla izbor FIMO masa i alata nisam mogla da odolim i rešila sam da se još jednom oprobam. Zapravo su gline sa svetlucavim efektima bile te koje su me naterale da se opredelim. Samo ovaj put sam kupila i termometar za rernu!  
>>> I went again through my book on polymer clay and watched some great YouTube tutorials, learned about all of those FIMO techniques like millefiori, cane works, etc. However, I decided to use my floral stamps and make simple, but bold, solid color pendants.

<<< Ponovo sam iščitala svoju knjigu o polimernoj glini, odgledala sjajne tutorijale na YouTube-u, naučila poprilično o tehinkama kao što su millefiori i cane work. Međutim, opredelila sam se za jednostavne, ali upečatljive jednobojne priveske uz upotrebu pečata sa floralnim motivima. 
>>> First of all, I wanted to test my oven and realized that it is much better to start with a simple project, rather than to invest a lot of time in techniques like millefiori and cane works and to burn it all again!!! I was taking great hopes into my oven thermometer and, luckily, it didn't betrayed me :).

<<< Ja sam, pre svega, želela da isprobam svoju rernu i shvatila da je mnogo bolje da napravim nešto jednostavnije, nego da investiram puno vremena u komplikovanije tehnike poput gore pomenutih, a da mi ponovo sve izgori! Velike nade sam polagala u termometar, koji me, srećom, nije izneverio.     
>>> The second reason why I went for simpler option is that I wanted to use floral stamps. Since their prints are beautiful enough, I used FIMO clay just as a great ground base for their floral prints.

<<< Drugi razlog što sam se opredelila za jednostavniju opciju je taj što sam želela da isprobam pečate sa cvetnim motivima. Pošto su njihovi otisci već sami po sebi dovoljno lepi, FIMO masa mi je u ovom slučaju poslužila samo kao odlična podloga. 
>>> The third reason is that I didn't have a pasta machine this time...I couldn't have pack it  in my suitcases on my way back to Europe, so I've knead a clay into some basic shapes and left them be chunky purposely. 

<<< Treći razlog je taj što ovaj put nisam imala pri sebi mašinu za razvlačenje testa, jer nisam mogla da je spakujem u kofere na povratku kući. Tako da sam samo izgnječila glinu i oblikovala je u neke bazične forme, koje sam namerno ostavila grubim i nedorađenim. 
>>> On the last three photos are pendants made of those glittery clay in yellow and white and I like them a lot. Thanks to oven thermometer, baking  went OK this time, which will give me more confidence next time I decide to deal (but on a more deeper level) with polymer clay.

<<< Na poslednje tri fotografije vide se privesci od glina sa svetlucavim efektom, u žutoj i beloj boji, i oni mi se najviše i dopadaju. Zahvaljujući termometru, pečenje je proteklo kako treba, što će mi dati više samopouzdanja sledeći put kada se odlučim da se upustim u neki novi eksperiment sa polimernim glinama.   
>>> Surprisingly, I have already made some pieces by using techniques like millefiori and cane work, but I was not that happy with results and didn't use them to make any jewelry piece. However, I will expose soon my failed trials, I maybe I change my minds sometimes later and make something out of it.

<<< Radeći priveske, ja sam se, zapravo, istovremeno okušala i u tim drugim, komplikovanijim tehnikama. Ali kako nisam bila zadovoljna rezultatima, nisam ih iskoristila za pravljenje nakita. Uskoro ću i objaviti te moje neuspešne radove, jer ko zna, možda se nekad i predomislim i napravim nešto od njih.   

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