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Polymer Clay Coffee Lovers Set by Talty Polymer Clay Coffee Lovers Set by Talty
| Etsy | Custom Commissions | YouTube | Polymer Clay Gallery |

I love this set, I hate these photos.

I made this back in November for my friend's birthday . We share a big addiction love for coffee, so I thought she would like this :D I painted a tiny bunny in the cup because that's her nickname. Her favorite color is purple so I painted highlights in purple, and some really tiny flowers in the saucer. It's all very small! :la: The flowers next to the bunny are nail decorations I thought would look cute next to the bunny.

(My friend's YouTube channel: [link] )

After at least a year of trying different techniques, I finally made a cup I like! :la: I didn't want to make a simplified cup, I wanted to make it very realistic and complicated because I'm that stupid. After a year of trying, lots of wasted clay, burns and cuts, this was finally born xD (and yes, I will make a tutorial). The saucer is actually really easy, I used the same technique that I use for my plate tutorial just smaller and with a different shape: [link]

I painted the TLS with oil paints to make the coffee, and it puffed! Silly thing :shakefist: I wasn't expecting it at all, I thought that only happened with acrylic paints because the water in the acrylics bubbles, but why did it happen with oils? T_T well that's something to keep in mind next time. Learn from my mistakes, kiddos! I'm quite proud of those coffee beans :la: I love how the texture turned out, I can almost smell the coffee :D

Of course I forgot to take reference photos, but the coffee beans are in real scale so you can get an idea of the size of the cup, almost as small as a coffee bean. The bunny is quite small, about 4-5mm. I took the two photos with the cup in a rush and I regret it, I almost didn't publish this because I think they're terrible... but on the other hand I love the cup and the coffee beans and I wanted to share them. I took the last photo calmly and you can tell the difference, so again, learn from my mistakes kiddos! Be patient when you take photos and make sure you get enough light!

Suggestions and comments are always much appreciated :blowkiss: Also don't forget that I'm accepting commissions, you can order any of these! :la: Earrings are $7, the cup is a LOT more complicated so it's $20. Set is $25.

Materials: Polymer clay, metal findings, acrylic paints.
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:icontammygotchianimalove:
tammygotchianimalove Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
they are so damn cute i love it sell to me plz!
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pandapanda81 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
love it!!!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :meow:
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millaspasova Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Try adding some dark shade in the middle of the beads, it will make them look super realistic. :)
Something like this, but mine are a little bit clumsy [link]
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Oh wow! That's a good tip, it really does help I will try next time :) thank you!
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vicexversa Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Artist
That is awesome! I love the coffee beans! Wish I could actually wear the earrings (allergic to most metals :( unless it's plastic, gold or surgical steel).
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you I'm glad you liked them! :D I offer niobium, titanium and surgical steel earrings for people with metal allergies :la: all certified hypoallergenic and nickel free.
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vicexversa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Ooh, would it be the same price? :D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
The niobium hooks add $3 to any order, titanium posts add $2 and the surgical steel hooks add $2
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vicexversa Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Artist
Ah, okay :) that works, but I will note you as soon as I renew my credit card as it expired this month :noes: If not, I'll convince the boyfriend :9
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