Monday, December 15, 2008

Our real Christmas presents

Kayla and little bro, Tyler, at Christmas 2008. Grandma and Grampa's real presents!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I was very honored!

One of my Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy associates, Lynda of wrote a beautiful article on me. I was so happy and honored to see this. So kind of her. Go here to see it - scroll down:

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A work in progress

Here's a new pendant I am working on with a resin finish on top. The silver is silver leafing, adorned with ruby red and translucent flowers and an aanraku bail.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Alphabet Tile Project

This alphabet tile project was a collaborative effort of the some of the members of the Polymer Artists Guild of Etsy. Two different alphabets were done to be donated. Each letter was made by a different member and then reconstructed. (In this alphabet, I made the letter "P".) It has been donated to Stony Brook Hospital Pediatrics Center.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Vintage Santa Pin - Resin Finished

Here's one of my newer Christmas items, a vintage Santa. He's for sale at my Etsy Shop on the left.

This would look great on your coat or jacket!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Holiday Gift Guide

Check out some of my work being featured in the Holiday Gift Guide on

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Kayla and Tyler at Halloween

My grandchildren, Ariel and Flounder, AKA Kayla and Tyler Riopel. Aren't they adorable?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

More pendants with resin

Working with resin certainly has a learning curve. Here are some of the newer pendants which I think are pretty much perfect.

My daughter, Nicole Riopel, Habitat for Humanity

After working all week at Stony Brook Hospital as a Planning Analyst, my daughter, Nicole, spends her Saturdays at The Restore, which is part of Habitat for Humanity.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Using Resin with Magic Paper Transfers

Here is one pendant I made using the Magic Paper Transfers. Since I wasn't happy with the finish, I tried using resin. There certainly is a learning curve with resin, but the results are well worth the effort. The finish is just gorgeous.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Kristen Erario-US Marine and NYS Trooper

My neice, Kristen Erario, is being deployed to Iraq. This is the basket of her favorite wine we gave her at her going away party. God Speed Krissie!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kayla's Wish Box-September Challenge - PCAGOE

This is my entry for the September Challenge for the PCAGOE. The theme this month is texture. Since my granddaughter loves pink, I made this box for her.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Stormy's Business Card Couch

This is one of the business card couches Stormy Designs makes. It's an adorable way to showcase your business cards at a craft fair, party or just for your desk. Stormy designed my Blog Page. She's just so talented! You can purchase one at

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Necklace of Polymer Clay Transfer

I used poppy jasper and black jasper to set off this transfer of a flapper for the August Challenge of the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy.

A Little About Me

I'm retired from Stony Brook Hospital (administrative), and since then have been exploring the wonderful medium of polymer clay. I have two children, and two grandchildren, 5 years old and two years old. They are truly a joy. I am married to the same guy for 41 years. He's supportive of my art and teaching. I'm a Law and Order Junkie and love all books by James Patterson, the Eagles music and Billy Joel.

Proud member of the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy

Since May of 2007 I have been a member of the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy. Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. The website, which launched in 2005, has an online community that includes tutorials, downloads, blogs, and a variety of articles on the latest in handmade artistry. In 2006, started by Ilysa Bierer, the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy (PCAGOE) was formed. Today 87 members strong, PCAGOE provides a forum for polymer clay artists to showcase new and exciting techniques, discuss designs and materials, problem solve, and even encourages friendly competition with a monthly challenge. The Guild has supported with the artistry, time and consideration of its members, many different charities. This past spring, tiny clay decorated Bottles of Hope were designed by many members to be donated to cancer patients at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Massachusetts.