Jan 25, 2013

Heaps of Cabochons to sell

Funny how I think that I have never enough cabochons, pendants and even buttons for jewelry and I definitely do! What happens is that I’ll need a certain colour and shape and make a larger batch than needed for a project instead of scrapping the clay that has been inked, crackled, silkscreened. patterned etc.


This means I don’t use them all and they pile up! then I repeat the process because I want something different instead of looking through what I already have. Told myself that this year I will need to make some changes, but I’ve decided I should sell some of these to give myself a fresh start. I need to empty some of these tins and boxes. Most items are from 2010 to 2012, so not out-dated nor rejects. Here are more! (but not all, lol)

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and there are already started projects as well as many cabochons clued on Lacy’s Stiff Stuff in preparation for beadwork. Perhaps I should offer some ‘kits’ and work up some tutorials for the mounted ones and perhaps from the first photo pile.


Here are a couple along with a recent necklace I finished…so kits with a tutorial might work…what do you think?


Jan 24, 2013

Horizons 2013 – Vancouver Polymer Clay Guild Retreat


There is still time to register for the Retreat which the Vancouver Polymer Clay Guild will be hosting next month, held at the Park Inn in beautiful Downtown Vancouver, Friday Feb 15 –17.

They have a great line up of workshops and demos. I’m sad that I can’t attend this one and know I’m going to miss a great time shared by all. Will miss seeing some good friends and familiar faces there as well.

Jan 22, 2013

Chameleon – a Polymer Clay Exhibition

Chameleon Invite

CHAMELEON will be opening on Sunday February 10th and is running until March 3rd, 2013 at the Seymour Art Gallery in North Vancouver.

The show celebrates polymer clay as a means of playful artistic expression, and reflects the diversity which is possible within the medium.

Meet many of the artists and watch demonstrations of polymer clay techniques at the reception: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 2- 4 pm

Gera Scott Chandler, Rachel Gourley, Carolyn Joy Good, Tina Holden (yep, that’s me!), Joan Tayler, Wanda Shum, and a selection of work by members of the Vancouver and Vancouver Island Polymer Clay Guilds.

I’m very excited about this show!

Jan 7, 2013

Glow in the dark and Faux Fun

It’s a new year and hoping you survived the holidays (or weather) without a hitch. Winter isn’t over tho. Apparently we had another Tsunami Warning a few nights ago which was changed to an Advisory…but we slept through it this time and didn’t even hear about it until next morning.

I sat down at my desk to try a Glow in the Dark shot with a borrowed camera. It’s just a simple Fuji, but has a manual setting and my older Sony only has Auto focus which isn’t possible to use in the dark. These dagger beads made from Glow-in-the-dark Premo will be for some earrings and necklace…might be interesting for a night out on the town. I mixed another colour into the clay as it was a bit too green in daylight.
The shot in the dark isn’t as crisp, but then it’s virtually impossible to focus a camera in the dark, even with ‘manual’ and a tripod…or I don’t understand how to use the camera correctly which is entirely possible since I don’t have the instructions.
This shot conveys the glitter quite well.
Ok…perhaps this is boring stuff for you, but I’ve also been working on some Faux things like Turquoise and Nephrite Jade. The slab is faux and for the Jade, the ovals are real. I hand carved the tubes. Hadn't done that for a while. One of my directions this year will be to create more focal beads and incorporating them with bead embroidery. Actually I don’t have a real plan yet.
What’s on your clay table?
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