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During my long “career” as a hobbyist, I found that with some creations the creative process is very fast, it’s as if everything were to some extent already decided, while others will need to stay there, I have to try and try again, until it reaches a result that I like.
For me, there are always some creations “work in progress” because I never feel fullysatisfied. I cannot decide whether it is a good or a bad thing!
In this post I will show two of my accomplishments that belong to the two categories described above: the “easy” ones, and the “difficult” ones.
For the first one process was fast, for the other one  the process took me almost two weeks.
Here’s the first: a rigid polymer clay cuff bracelet inspired by Halloween.
Do you remember it? I shown you the work “in progress” last week:

Well, believe it or not, a few hours after this shot, the bracelet was complete.
I made it in one go, the pieces fit one to another to perfection. You may like this piece of jewelry or not, but looking back, I know I wouldn’t change anything of this creation.

Working with polymer clay being insecure about the result can turn into an odyssey because if you are not convinced you have two choices: you can cook it all the same (with the risk of having an object that just doesn’t satisfy you, and you don’t know how to use), or you can leave it uncooked waiting for inspiration … it can take months! And in the meantime, the creation is exposed to dust, air, dirt and so on!

Concerning the “difficult” creation, I’ve shown you a preview of this work in the September 1st post:

The starting point was to use flowers and bees as a catch, but regarding the pouch “body”, I struggled a lot. At first I imagined a very complex thing, with a lawn on which there were several felt decorations and a yellow sun. At last, I created this:

I finished just in time for the Challenge Etsy Italia Team, which closed yesterday! So I ran to take photos, edit them and publish the listing!

And what about you? How does your creative process work? Do you make sketches, drawings, or go along the way?

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Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/oOLaPiOo
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Bye!

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Press Release

It’s now open the first GECA ONLUS Charity Campaign launched by Etsy Italia Team.
Etsy Italia Team, along with all its contributors, has decided to dedicate a charity campaign to GECA ONLUS, a no profit association born to sustain and help people affected by hereditary cardiac deseases, and their families.
From July 9 to September 9 in our charity shop you can buy the beautiful hearts handmade by our team. At the end of the campaign the entire amount of the donations raised will be given to GECA ONLUS.

www.etsy.com/shop/EtsyItaliaTeam

Etsy Italia is bound to this association because it takes care of ARVD patients, a desease that affects a young friend and a very active member of our team.

ARVD (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia) is a rare genetic heart desease that causes arrhytmia. Its diagnosis ins’t simple and is unfortunately a not much known and often underestimated pathology.
In general its symptoms appear during the adolescence and the first adult age (15-25 years). The main symptoms include irregular heartbeats, cardiac decompensation and sudden blackouts.

It’s a progressive desease but it can manifest itself with sudden death as first “symptom”. GECA works also to sustain and promote a correct prevention.
To know more about this desease, please visit our EtsyitaliaTeam Blog and read the story of Vera, written by herself:

etsyitaliateam.blogspot.com/2011/06/eit-for-charity-geca-onlus.html

Contacts:
– EIT Charity Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/EtsyItaliaTeam
– Etsy Italia Team: www.etsy.com/teams/5056/etsy-italia/
– Etsy Italia Team Blog: etsyitaliateam.blogspot.com/
– GECA ONLUS: gecaonlus.altervista.org/

EtsyItaliaTeam has been the first Sellers Italian Team set up on Etsy.

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