Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New ArtFire Guild for the Polymer Clay Smooshers

The Polymer Clay Smooshers are back on ArtFire!  Be sure to visit at

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mica Shift tutorial

It's been a while since I had time to update my blog.  The shows are finished for the year and I now can devote more energy on blogging and working on tutorials.  My first one is on my ArtFire site and I hope you all like it.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hello to November

I guess now, the countdown begins.  Seems holiday decorations have been out in some stores for a few weeks.  We had our first fall show yesterday and, though the crowds were not as we expected, we did pretty well.  The next, and last show of the year, is in two weeks.  Then the real fun begins.....Thanksgiving, decorating, buying presents, and preparing for the possible "bad" winter ahead. 

I've spent several more weeks working on my mica shift technique, and am pretty happy with how well the pieces are turning out.  Once I have more time, I plan to put up a brief tutorial.

Here are just a few of my finished necklace/earring combos;

I used Premo pearl clay and added cranberry Adirondak alcohol ink for this one.  I was actually aiming for a little darker color, as I couldn't locate my red pearl clay.  Still, I was pleased with the results.
I love this one, the color is so deep and rich.  The pattern is very prevalent.  I used Premo blue pearl clay and added some flat backed faceted crystals for a little bling!
This one was made adding Meadow and Bottle color alcohol inks to Premo pearl.  I also added some crystals for accent.

All of the necklaces were placed on silver plated memory wire and the earrings were hand made using nickle free silver plated 20 gauge wire.  For finishing, I embellished with some crystals and glass beeds.  Feel free to let me know what you think!