Thursday, June 25, 2009

Featured Artist - ToniNZ

Very rarely do I purchase premade canes. I try to do them myself and most times I am fairly successful, BUT, I have recently been following a polymer clay artist in New Zealand, Toni Ransfield. Her flower canes are absolutely the most beautiful I have ever seen. I purchased two of them this morning and I am so excited to make some pendants with the flower canes from Toni.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Surprise 40th Wedding Anniversary Party

Last night my children gave my husband and I a surprise 40th anniversary party. It was great to have all my family celebrating with us. Thank you so much Ken, Dawn and Nicole for a fantastic party. Wow, who are those people?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Butterfly Heart

Another new style heart pendant.

Lone Rose - Resin Finished Pendant

Here's a new style pendant from a tutorial by Lynda of SCDiva. She has helped me along getting the sides so they look professional. Thanks so much Lynda for your help. You are a great friend and mentor.

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to Dori of SassyClayCreations for this great honor. I truly appreciate being selected along with so many other talented artists. Thanks once again.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Barrettes - Totally addicting

For the past week or so I have been making barrettes and doing well selling them. If you look at my Etsy store, you can see a few I have done and put into my shop. These are done with a technique called mica shift. The clay is stamped and then you are supposed to shave off the top. I have not done that, just sanded and sanded and then buffed. This way of doing mica shift was taught to me by my friend, Lynda of SCDiva. Here's another one.

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.