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!

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.