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Clayathon is coming up!

I am taking custom orders for badge reels and bracelets this week only!

Thursday night, I am packing up my polymer clay, my crafty tools, and one of my kids, and I’m hopping on the Garden State Parkway, bound for the annual South Jersey Clayathon. Woo hoo!!!

This year, I plan to concentrate on making some canes. I did a lot of that last year, too, but in the intervening months I’ve used up a lot of my favorite designs. I want to replace some of them and make some new ones, too.

So, I don’t plan to emphasize finished goods all that much this time around.

That being said, there are a few items that I’ve been in the mood to make: badge reels and bracelets.

You’ve seen the retractable badge reels here before. They are a relatively new product, but they’ve been in the shop for a few months.

The bracelets are brand new, though. I don’t even have a shop page for them yet. They’re brass bangles, and I’ve filled the channels with my polymer clay patterns. When you wear multiple bracelets together, they have a nice, satisfying metal jangle 🙂

As you know, the Day Job has meant that I don’t have a whole lot of time for custom orders. If you are interested in getting in on this rare opportunity (I sound like an infomercial. Ew. Sorry.), you can use the forms below to place an order or two. The prices listed here are special Clayathon prices, and only work if you use this form below to place your order. (Don’t see a form here? If you’re reading in email or a feed reader, click over to the website. You will be able to see the form there.)

This order form will be disabled sometime this weekend, so it’s probably best not to wait.

I plan to get all orders finished up and in the mail within 3 weeks (probably less, if I’m super productive during the Clayathon, which I usually am.)

Above are some of your pattern choices. (Ignore that it says “Fall 2016.” I haven’t had a chance to make a new image.)

There are some other choices that are not pictured (because I haven’t made them yet [but I will]):

  • a new color scheme called Pink, which features dark pink, red, and purple.
  • a new pattern called Calico, which features a bunch of tiny flowers (you can see an example of Blue Calico in the 8th bracelet from the top, or in the badge reel at the bottom immediately to the right of the key card)

You can order any of the patterns in Pink, and you can order Calico in any of the colors.



If you want a peek behind the scenes of what I’m working on, be sure to follow the #clayathon2017 hashtag on Instagram. You may get to see what others are doing, too, which is a nice treat. We all work in the same medium, but everyone has his or her (mostly her, at this event) own unique take on it.

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂


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