Archive for polymer clay
Polymer clay buttons for handknits: I made some, and I’ll show you how I did it, including links to a few helpful tutorials aimed at beginners.continue reading "Buttons!"
Sometimes a technique doesn’t go as planned. And sometimes you press on anyway, and end up with something different but better! Here’s how I made my green rustic buttons.continue reading "How to make rustic buttons even when it all goes horribly wrong"
I received a nice batch of crochet hook and loom tool orders this season – thank you! Take a peek at my hook-making workflow, and get the scoop on what’s up for the shop between now and the holidays.continue reading "It’s clay week"
The Handmades Shop is open for business, and I will be accepting custom orders for the next few weeks only! If you have been waiting for the chance to have custom crochet hooks made (or other polymer goodies), now is the time. I would love to create something special for you! This will probably be your only opportunity to order before the holidays. Come see the new patterns ♥continue reading "Now accepting custom orders!"
Wherein I review the book, The Sparkle Factory, and reflect on the roles polymer clay is playing in jewelry-making.continue reading "The Sparkle Factory"
Despite not really enjoying the idea of making the exact same cane twice, I put on my big girl panties this past week and forced myself to sit down and re-create a millefiori cane I had used up: the Rainbow Afghan. And good thing, too, because it was an excellent addition to my demonstration for the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay guild yesterday. Also, Neil’s eye is on the mend.continue reading "Adventures in self-color-changing cane-making"
The shop is open for custom crochet hook orders! Hooray! I decided to try something completely new this time, and offer only one pattern, but offer it in multiple colors. Allow me to present Polka Dots! What can I say? It seemed appropriate somehow… I am excited to be switching gears a little bit this […]continue reading "Polka Dot Crochet Hooks!"
I have to admit, I thought I’d have a big pile of potential handle designs to show you by now, but I haven’t been nearly as prolific as I’d have liked to be. In fact, all I’ve managed to do is come up with a simple way to make a polka dot cane, rejected that […]continue reading "Polka dots and chevron stripes"
I’m getting ready to re-open the Handmades Shop for custom orders. Today, that meant sweeping up some of the virtual cobwebs and updating the stock on the shelves. I concentrated mostly on the Crochet Hook section. Remember that handful of hooks I made at the Clayathon back in January? Well, I finally photographed them properly […]continue reading "Almost time…"
I know that many of you are here because of your interest in the yarny or fabricky things I do, and that sometimes when I talk about my work in polymer, you might not really get what I’m saying. It’s ok. Every craft has its lingo, and sometimes you just need somebody to clarify a […]continue reading "What do I mean by Millefiori Canes?"