I’ve had a package of Sculpey Ultralight since January but I haven’t opened it until tonight. I could never figure out what to do with it. Today, while wandering around Chester (a tourist trap town, if ever there was one, but I like it), I was struck by an idea. I wanted to make big […]Read More: Sculpey Ultralight
This morning Neil suggested that I check out some garage sales for interesting things to sew or dye. Sounded like a good idea to me, so off I went. I only hit 5 sales and didn’t have any luck finding anything of interest until the last place. There on the ground, in a little ziplock […]Read More: Think he likes it?
Look what just hopped into my lap this afternoon… Cat lovers and Christi Friesen fans alike will be happy to hear that CF’s fourth Beyond Projects book is now available. Like the three installments before it, this project book is a fun read – CF is just really funny! I’m not a sculptor, but I […]Read More: Do you hear purring?
Whew! Both of my orders got here while we were eating tonight. yay! And of course, I zipped through supper cleanup and went straight to my clay stash to mix custom colors and make a couple of canes. I have 6 buttons, 2 pairs of earrings, and 2 pendants curing in the oven as we […]Read More: Anticipation no more
I love the first Sunday of the month. It’s the day the NJ Polymer Clay Guild has its workshops. In the three or four hours I’m there, I get to socialize with like-minded individuals, sharing some of my knowledge and absorbing some of theirs. I get to sell a couple of the latest books & […]Read More: Polymer Clay Play Day
I spent some time last night with my snazzy new Amy Butler fabric and mixed some clay colors to coordinate with it. Then this morning I made a few canes (Triangles and Stripes) with the new colors. From the canes I made myself buttons for the impending apron or tote bag. The thing is, I […]Read More: New claythings
I can’t believe I’m actually thinking of making myself an apron, or buying one from some talented Etsyan. Suddenly I’m feeling all 50’s housewifeish (without the clean house and dinner on the table, that is). It started around a month ago when I first moved my clay-related rss feeds into the new-to-me Google reader. Since […]Read More: Inspiration Overload?
Painted shoes were mentioned on Polymer Clay Daily today, and it reminded me… have I ever shown you my funky sneakers? I made them last fall, when it was getting too cold to wear my fuzzy flip-flops, but I was still in the mood to have some fun on my feet. I used fabric paint […]Read More: Loony Shoes
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
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