Julie Picarello is a talented polymer clay artist with a knack for color, pattern, and texture. Her upcoming book reveals all of the secrets of her brand of mokume gane, and walks you through several attractive projects. Take a peek inside, and leave a comment for your chance to win a copy!Read More: Patterns in Polymer + giveaway
How would you like to help me improve Polka Dot Creations? I want to make it easier for people to find the books, magazines, and DVDs that would most appeal to them. Right now, there are several ways to browse: by media (book, magazine, dvd, etc.) by what’s new or coming soon by what’s on […]Read More: Tag, you’re it!
I feel a little unwell at the moment, and am shutting down my computer for the night. Why do you need to know this? Maybe you don’t. But maybe you are waiting for me to process your Polka Dot Creations order. Or maybe you’ve emailed me a question that I have not yet responded to. […]Read More: Victim of the ick? Hope not.
Happy Thanksgiving! I usually spend Black Friday hanging around in my pj’s with the rest of the family, maybe geeking out on the computer, maybe reading a book, maybe knitting something, probably enjoying a little leftover apple pie… I rarely give much thought to shopping. Even as a store-owner myself! Well that all is changing […]Read More: The Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale!
Quite literally. I spent Monday feeling worse and worse, Monday night being sick, Tuesday being feverish, nauseous, and headachey, and today I seem to be left mostly with the headache and a little dizziness. I’m not ready for “real food” quite yet, so until then it’s Saltines for breakfast. Oh! There is so much to […]Read More: Spring Fever
It’s a beautiful Sunday. I nearly succumbed to the temptation to have my breakfast out on the patio, but I decided it’s still a tiny bit too cold for that. Instead I sat in my favorite living room chair, as always, and I opened the window next to it. Best of both worlds, I think. […]Read More: Business and pleasure
Allow me to dust-off the admin panel here for a moment – it’s been entirely too long since my last post. I’ve got some show-and-tell and a shop update to talk about later tonight or tomorrow, but first really quickly I wanted to let you know I’ve got a little piece of ancient PolymerCAFE history […]Read More: Ancient history
I finally came up with a plan of attack for the basement. You may recall we were flooded last weekend. It was only an inch or so of water, but it was across the entire floor, and anything that had been sitting on the floor was damaged. Thankfully that wasn’t too much stuff, but Neil […]Read More: Buried treasure
I have Sherri Haab to blame for all of this. And by “this” I mean the polymer clay supplies that lurk in many corners of my house, the business I’ve built around clay books + videos, and the piles and piles of polymer jewelry mostly gathering dust in my bedroom. (You know how that goes […]Read More: Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations + giveaway
Last summer, I was asked to submit a beginner-friendly polymer clay project for the upcoming Craft Hope book. The book will feature pairs of projects and charities, the idea being that you can make the projects and then donate them to the charities. I was honored to be included, and so I set to work […]Read More: Have a heart