Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tickle Me Pink

Gotta say, with a new grandson on board, my mind has not been focused on pink.  However, having 4 daughters, we had a lot of pink in our house.  Pink brings to mind Easter candy, spring flowers...lovely fragrant roses, summer lemonade, and of course, cotton candy!  Light hues, dark hues and all those in between can create wonderful works of art.

Popnicute made this unique, beautiful pendant.  Check out her site for more great pieces.

Just look at the color in this piece by Handmade Specialties.  Reminds me of a frozen pink lemonade bar!

 And, in honor of Easter memories, what could be better than a chocolate bunny perched on a pink egg.  Love this one by ColtPixy.

Make sure you browse through all the great shops of the Polymerclay Smooshers.  You never know what memory will come back to you.

Til next time, remember;
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
- Sun Tzu

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New works

Getting ready for an upcoming show and I am trying to think of different techniques for my clay pendants.  Luckily, I had the opportunity to attend the Bead Show in town last Saturday and stopped by the booth for Craft Fantastic.  I had never heard of her before, but was excited to see her wares.  Basically, she has put together packets with glass, glue/glaze, bails and image sheets that one can use to make great looking pendants in minutes.  Bought some and am incorporating my clay work with the glass covers.  Here are a few of the pendants I made.  The one on the far right was made using one of her image sheets.

The green, black and white piece on the left was made with a mokume gane cane I made.  The tree was made using a punch out of a tree for the pattern, silver leaf and alcohol inks.  It didn't quite turn out the way I expected, however, I think it looks ok.  The purple, black and white was made from some scrap clay, twisted and rolled through the pasta machine.  Each clay piece was baked onto the glass {trying to get all those little air bubbles out was difficult}, then the clay back was covered with the Fantastic Glaze and Glue included in the packet I bought.  The pieces were finished by gluing on the silver plated bail with E6000 glue.  All in all, I was very pleased with the results.  If you are interested, check out her site @ 

Just for fun, I have been trying my hand at some sculpture {inspired by some of the great artisan in the PolymerClay Smooshers}.  Keep in mind, this was done by someone without a significant art background, but I think they are pretty cute.

On to the next!

Have a great day and see ya next time.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Busy month!

Well, I can't believe the end of June is almost here.  This month welcomed the arrival of my 4th grandchild, a boy, on June 1st.  My 13yo finally got out of school for the summer and softball finally finished.  Wow, seems like just yesterday that it was cold and raining every other day.  Finally able to get back to the campground and just sit, read and relax by the creek under the trees.  Though I must admit, I didn't take any clay with me.  Just had to relax and re-energize.  Times like this I wish I was a teacher, so I could have the summer off, then I would have time to do everything I wanted to. 

Meet my beautiful grandson:

Here are a few pictures of our trailer and the creek.   

I did have time to attend our monthly polymer clay guild meeting last week.  They are a great group of ladies and so very talented!

Hopefully in the next few weeks, I will have more time to devote to clay work, try different techniques and get some more jewelry made!  Here's to a great, productive summer.

Til next time, remember:

"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."
- Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)

Thursday, June 9, 2011


When I think of turquoise, I think of the Southwest and Native American tribes.  I think of statement making pieces of jewelry, unique designs, and beautiful works of art.  There is such a variety in turquoise, they can easily be copied in polymer clay, and it seems everyone has their own recipe or method for making the faux version of this stone.    

Look at this wonderful set by ArtmakersWorlds;

I'm just drawn to this unique piece by ColtPixy:

Would you like to purchase the "stone" and design your own unique piece?  Look at BeadsByHaffina.

Hope you enjoy searching for that perfect item!

Till next time remember:

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
- Henry Ford (1863-1947)