Did you know that there is a wiki out there for crafting techniques? It’s called Craftacular and is relatively new, and as I was checking it out over my (early) lunch, I noticed that they were looking for people to start a polymer clay section. If anyone here is up for the challenge, here’s the […]Read More: Craftacular
Month: April 2007
I think I have a problem. I sat down this morning to make a logo for my etsy shop, and 12 hours later I had completely redesigned my website. I was in my pajamas until about 3pm, breaking only for food and the occasional opportunity to reacquaint myself with my family 😉 It’s funny how […]Read More: Website Redesign
Everybody else is doing it, so what the heck – I opened an Etsy shop this morning. It’ll be interesting to see how my luck there compares to my luck on my website.Read More: Peer Pressure
Bottles of Hope
The new issue of Art Doll Quarterly includes an article about AMACO’s Bottles of Hope Challenge. Helen Bradley, Lisa Pavelka and Dottie McMillan are interviewed, and there are images of bottles by Helen and Dotty, as well as bottles by Francisco Vallin, Michelle Zimmerman, and Linda Hess. The article looks like nobody bothered to proofread […]Read More: Bottles of Hope
Luann Udell on Crafting Voices podcast
Got another interview for ya – Luann Udell was recently featured on the Crafting Voices podcast. This podcast is new to me, and I plan to listen to it sometime this morning. I found the link on Luann’s blog. I find it so interesting to listen to the artists themselves discuss their work and their […]Read More: Luann Udell on Crafting Voices podcast
My favorite resources for truly inspiring polymer clay artwork (and I don’t use the word “artwork” lightly): Most recently, there’s the National Polymer Clay Guild‘s Progress and Possibilities 2006 Catalog. Included are high quality photographs of the top five entries in each of nine categories. This is the most up-to-date, cutting-edge collection of inspiring polymer […]Read More: Artful Inspiration
The mad tinkerer strikes again!
I suspect that most of my readers are not coming to my blog from within LiveJournal. Those that are, are probably seeing me through their Friends page, with their own fonts and colors. Everyone else, though, comes to my main LJ page. It has been bugging me for some time that my blog looked like […]Read More: The mad tinkerer strikes again!
Can anybody explain to me the Flickr thing as it pertains to polymer clay? I realize it’s a photo-sharing website, but I’m starting to get the feeling there’s a lot more to it. I poked around in there today and found a lot of polymer clay groups and artists, so now I’m wondering if there’s […]Read More: Flickr
Heather Powers of the Art Bead Scene Blog posted this morning a link to a tool that could come in very handy for jewelry designers: An Excel-based price calculator by Eni Oken. If I hadn’t already written one of these little doohickeys myself for my personal use several years ago, I’d be all over this. […]Read More: Pricing help
One of the things that I got out of this past weekend’s Arabesque Caning workshop was an opportunity to learn a method of cane-reduction that I hadn’t employed before. My canes are normally 6-8 ounces and I can get away with a pressing/turning/stroking routine to reduce them. This weekend I reduced a cane more than […]Read More: Cane reduction