Monday, February 7, 2011

Sometimes You Think of an Idea………..


……only to realise it’s a stinker, just like rotten eggs. I wanted to cut some discs from a log of polymer clay and was trying  to think of a way to cut them so they were all even. And then it came to me, a light bulb moment, why not use the egg slicer. I’ve used it to slice mushrooms and  strawberries so why not clay.

Hunted around until I found it in the junk  admin drawer and couldn’t wait to get started. I’m on a winner here, maybe I could patent the idea.

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Laid my log of clay across the bottom. Already I can see the first problem. A slight curve, oh well I can straighten it up after.

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Now comes the part where I shout out with excitement at my new found “invention”.

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Not so fast dearie.

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It’s not quite turning out how you imagined.

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So then I had another idea. I could just use the slicing strings to measure the slices by gently impressing them into the clay and then continue cutting with my blade.

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It’s ok, just so so.

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Oh well, back to the drawing board.

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But other things were a little more satisfying. I’ve got all these little beauties ready and waiting to get baked.

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I console myself with the fact that even though my invention didn’t work out, at least at my time of life my brain occasionally works…..to a degree!

1 comment:

  1. Maybe if you put the clay in the fridge for a while before cutting?

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