For those of you who enjoy a little randomness in life, have you checked out the Close Your Eyes and Point link in the Polka Dot Creations book store? Every time you click it, you get a different, random, list of 50 polymer clay books, videos, magazines, tutorials, whatever. I amuse myself for minutes at […]Read More: A little random fun
I’ve always thought that I could improve my finished polymer clay jewelry by learning some wireworking techniques. These videos are a good start for absolute beginners. I already know how to do most of these things, so I’m hoping they produce a few more advanced tutorials sometime. I found this link via Cyndi Lavin’s bead […]Read More: Wirework
Just a little reminder – if you are the librarian for your local polymer clay guild, you can order books & videos for your guild’s library and have them shipped for free. Drop me a line if you’d like more information about this! Coming soon, I plan to start a mailing list (or rss feed) […]Read More: Polymer Clay Guilds
One of my favorite older books is Barbara McGuire‘s Embracing Child Art. I love the concept – take your favorite kid’s artwork and use it to create something more sophisticated (jewelry, home decor, etc). The end result is a special collaborative effort. I haven’t flipped through that book in some time, but I was reminded […]Read More: Child Art
After a bit of a dry spell, I’ve got 5 great new tutorials in the pipeline. The first of these is Layered Inks by the lovely and talented Tonja Lenderman. It’s a relatively simple technique with infinite possibilities for variation. Enjoy! LisaRead More: Layered Inks
If I had you on my friends list and you are suddenly dropped, fear not! I haven’t decided not to like you anymore. On the contrary – I rarely get around to reading my LJ friends page, so I decided to add your feeds to my google reader along with all of the other non-LJ […]Read More: Blogs & Feeds & Friends, oh my!
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?
Alison Lee of Craftcast has another interview with an interesting artist – Sherri Haab. I haven’t listened to the podcast yet, but I plan to as soon as I can get a few quiet moments alone (last time I had a podcast I wanted to hear, I loaded it onto my mp3 player and listened […]Read More: Sherri Haab on Craftcast
I have a lot more readers to this blog than I used to, so even though I posted an announcement to this effect last year, it bears repeating: Polka Dot Creations is in search of interesting and well-written polymer clay tutorials encompassing a variety of techniques. The articles will be featured on our website and […]Read More: Calling all authors!
Son #2 is 4 years old and developed a pollen allergy this year. Poor kid came home from an afternoon on a friend’s outdoor trampoline tired, cranky and oozy. 15 minutes after I gave him a hug and a dose of Benadryl, this is what I found. His sitting on a folding chair, with his […]Read More: Sleeping at the card table