I love to recycle all kinds of stuff & then use them in my latest clay craft projects. I've been saving/hoarding burned out light-bulbs to cover with Polymer Clay. The Purple Wildflower (above) was created over a standard 60 watt light bulb. I also incorporated Q-tips to use as the flowers stamen. The petals were formed over pieces cut from plastic milk container.[caption id="attachment_31451" align="aligncenter" width="335"] Any kind of light-bulb will do, tiny night-light bulbs, ceiling fan bulbs, small round refrigerator bulbs, or even the candelabra type. Incandescent light bulbs are gradually being phased out of use, in favor of the more energy efficient bulbs. Recycling these obsolete bulbs also preserves a piece of our past lighting technology. I call this next creation A Walk in the Park! For this one I used a discarded pill bottle cap for the top, and some Bic Pen caps for the pointy toed shoes![/caption] [caption id="attachment_31452" align="aligncenter" width="257"] My clay of choice for these sculpting projects is Premo, mainly for its strength and durability, but also for the wide array of colors.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31453" align="aligncenter" width="358"] Above is my Ode to the Sea. A combination of a Starfish on one Side and an Octopus on the other. I'm always on the look-out for discarded treasures! It's a great way to use up old polymer clay cane slices & ends. I also have a large collection of empty perfume bottles, I haven't decided what I'm going to make them into, but they smell good & the shapes are quite unique!