When I was new to the online polymer clay community, I joined a lot of swaps. I had been claying on and off for years by that point but hadn’t had much exposure to more refined projects yet. I joined quite a few swaps those first couple years!
My goal was to see what others were doing, how they put pieces together, how it worked. There were whole ranges of people in each swap, too – published experts and first month newbies.
This year I joined two I had done before. Connie’s Bug Swap (which you can see a post about on her blog) and Sarajane Helm’s ambitious mask swap. Below are my entries – the masks are a spoiler so don’t keep going if you’d rather be surprised when that swap closes.
And the masks, which share my fascination with the little clay faces in the flower patches you see a lot of in my other work: