Thursday, December 30, 2010

Year End Sale!

Making way for new things in the new year! For 40% off any item in my Etsy shop just type in 40OFF2011 at checkout for an immediate discount. Offer runs through Jan. 2, 2011. Check it out!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December PCAGOE Challenge! Vote and Win A Gift for Yourself!

It's challenge time again at PCAGOE. Our theme this month is "Mokume Gane." Mokume Gane is an ancient Japanese metalworking technique which artists in other mediums, including polymer clay, have adapted. The term Mokume Gane literally means woodgrain metal or eye of the wood metal, and refers to the elaborate woodgrain patterns which can be created with the technique.

Voting begins December 1, 2010 and ends at midnight Eastern U.S. time on December 7, 2010. Winners will be announced here on December 8, 2010 and at

Five (5) lucky winners chosen at random will also receive one of the prizes shown in the prize mosaic below, all of which were created by our very talented members.

Here is my enrty: Mokume Gane Elegance - Ringed Bracelet

You can read the details and vote here.


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's Still On - That's 10% off!

Receive 10% off any item in my Etsy shop.  Just enter 10OFF1210 in the coupon code box at checkout and receive an immediate 10% discount. 

That's in addition to the free shipping on all items!  

Ya' gotta love it!

Friday, November 26, 2010

If Your Were Waiting... would be the day! Everything in my shop is on sale 10% off. Including previously marked down items. PLUS free shipping!

The Cuff Bracelet and Primitive Elegance Earrings are among the many items on sale in my shop today!  

 See everything on sale by clicking on the link below:

Have fun!

Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm All Ears

Trying some new looks.

Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

October PCAGOE Challenge - Southwestern

Time to vote! This month, our members were challenged to create an entry depicting a Southwestern theme.

Voting is open to the public and to PCAGOE guild members. Voting begins October 1, 2010 and ends at midnight, Eastern U.S. time on October 7, 2010. The winners chosen in each category and the voter prize winners will be announced at and here on October 8, 2010.

Five (5) lucky public voters, chosen at random, will win a beautiful polymer clay prize created by one of our many talented artists. Don't miss this one!

Don't they look fantastic! The ladies are showing off their talents with this one.

Have fun!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

More Inspirations

Earrings, originally uploaded by Marcia Palmer.

I love metalwork. The artwork of many wonderful artists inspires me to in my humble attempts to get that metal "feeling" with polymer clay. Maybe someday I will actually learn to work with metals or metal clay. In the meantime I will continue with my attempts with polymer clay.

(I think I'll be keeping this pair for myself!)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Paints, Foils, Leafs, and Inks - Another PCAGOE Challenge

It's that time again! For the month of August PCAGOE members were challenged to create an entry using paints, foils, leafs or inks. The result was 21 amazing pieces that showcase the versatility of polymer clay and how it can be enhanced, embellished, and transformed to create something which looks completely different than clay.

Five (5) lucky public voters, chosen at random, will win a beautiful polymer clay prize created by one of our many talented artists.

Voting begins August 1, 2010 and ends at midnight, Eastern U.S. time on August 7, 2010. The winners chosen in each category and the voter prize winners will be announced at on August 8, 2010 at

See the entries, the voter prizes, and voting details at PCAGOE blog page.

Have fun!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Inspired Mosaic Pendant

Inspired Mosaic Pendant
Originally uploaded by
Marcia Palmer

This mosaic pendant was inspired by the PCAGOE August Challenge theme: paints, foils, leafs, and inks.

The challenge with go live in a few days, so please be sure to check back to see all of the fabulous entries from our member artist.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

PCAGOE July "Faux" Challenge

Is that really you? Check out the amazing entries in this month's Polymer Clay Artists' Guild of Etsy "faux" challenge. These fabulously creative entries certainly show off the versatility of polymer clay, and the diverse talent of our guild.

Voting begins July 1, 2010 and ends July 7, 2010 at midnight, Eastern U.S. time. Winners in each voting category will be announced on July 8, 2010.

Five lucky voters from the public, chosen at random, will also win beautiful polymer clay prizes created by one of our many, talented member artists! Winning voters will be notified at the close of voting. Read more details at

Vote now!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Are You Faux Real?

I love the look of Tibetan jewelry made with amber beads. I think I have procrastinated long enough, so I finally decided to try my hand at some faux amber beads. I used the technique from Tory Hughes' book, "Polymer: The Chameleon Clay".

Here are my first attempts:

My next attempt will be for a deeper color, and perhaps more uniform bead. Although, I do like the antique worn looking bead too.

Suggestions? Comments?


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Talk About A Win-Win!

Way to go PCAGOE! I love it when everybody wins!

The PCAGOE June Challenge, Think Outside the Box, raised over $500 for our team charity, Polymer Clay for a Cause. Thanks to all the voters and bidders who participated.

Not only that, my entry tied for first place with Beth of Create My World in the voting by PCAGOE members! Congrats to all of the winners! You can see them all here.

To top it off, I won the fantastic piece I bid on during the auction. This entry, Bloom Where you are Planted, was created by the very talented Mary Ellen Nichols. I just love it!

The pictures do not capture it's beauty. You can see more of Mary Ellen's (aka M.E.) work at her Etsy shop and flickr page. Enjoy!

Let's do it again!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Button Up!

I am still working on perfecting my transfer image technique. But what fun if that if you don't use it to create something? Okay, so I went for something simple, buttons! These could make great focal buttons, don't you think?

The images were transferred onto white clay, and liquid clay was applied before baking.

Well, it's back to the work table. What else can I use these transfer images for? Any suggestions?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Special Challenge For a Special Cause

The June challenge sponsored by the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy, is a very special challenge for us. The theme for June is "Think Outside The Box." The participating members started with the same-sized, 2.5" x 2", hinged, aluminum tin. Each artist covered the tin with polymer clay and other materials, in any design, pattern or colors they chose. The result is 29 amazing creations!
You can still vote for your 3 top favorites as always. But, to make this even more special you can also bid on your favorites! All tins are being auctioned off to the highest bidder during challenge week from June 1st to midnight, Eastern U.S. time on June 7, 2010 to benefit our team charity, Polymer Clay For A Cause. Bidding begins at $10 for each tin, and there is no limit. A great opportunity to own a wonderful original piece of artwork.
See the close-ups and descriptions of the entries here. Cast a vote ,and place your bid. As always, five lucky voters will get to choose from an array for wonderful prizes created by our talented guild atrists.
Thanks so much for your support.

PCAGOE June Challenge Entry

My entry in the PCAGOE June challenge. See the details about our special event for a special cause here. Enjoy the entries, cast a vote, place a bid, and you could win a prize!

Thanks for your support.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Inspiration is Everywhere!

The stunning beadwork of Aja Vaz leaves me breathless! I could gaze at these beads all day and never get enough. I absolutely love the colors and movement of these beads. I don't believe I have ever seen anything quite like these hollow glass beads.

If I ever learn to create something as beautiful as these beads I would be in heaven.

See more on her flickr site. A must see! Enjoy the journey!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Inspired Cylinder Beads

As planned, I did have fun this week trying my hand at some cylinder shaped beads. I purchased Lynda's Moseley's tutorial , Creating Cylinder Beads Using Image Tranfsers, and used her work as my inspiration. Lynda has some great tutorials. Detailed and easy to follow.

Well, after many attempts I did manage one satisfactory image transfer and completed a bead. I guess I need to continue to work on my prefecting my transfers. In the meantime, I also created a few beads using a veneer made from translucent clay, gold leaf, and inks.

Thanks again for the inspiration Lynda!

More fun ahead for me. Lovin' it!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Inspire Me!

So often I find inspiration from wonderful artists of all mediums. Their use of color, design, or technique fuels my imagination and sparks my creativity.

To express my appreciation and share their wonderful work I would like to give a shout out to these wonderfully creative beings from time to time.

My inspiration for the day comes from a fellow polymer clay artist whose work I love, and whose dedication to the art and medium I admire. I am sure anyone who follows Lynda Moseley's work would agree that her innovations and flawless execution fuel the imagination.

I recently purchased her Cylinder Bead Tutorial, and plan to have some fun with that this week. In the meantime, I encourage you to enjoy her work here and here.

PCAGOE May Challenge Entries

The Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy's May Challenge theme is "History/Historial Event". Our member artists took up the challenge to created these diverse and inspiring entries depicting a moment in time.

Vote for your top 3 favorites at our team website at between May 1 and May 7, 2010. Five lucky voters, chosen at random, will also win one of the beautiful polymer clay items created by our talented member artists.

There are 14 fantastic entries this month. Take a look an enjoy them all. Vote and you could be a winner!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Back in the Swing of Things!

It's been slow for me over the past few months. Maybe it was the winter blues (although I kinda like blue). Anyway, over the past couple of weeks I feel like I'm getting back into the swing of things.

I was featured in two blogs. DivaDea featured my Duality Earrings in this post . And DoodleMe featured my Primitive Images Switch Plate in her post here. Just the boost I needed ladies. Thanks!

I already mentioned that I listed my first tutorial on Etsy. So far so good. I had been working at this on and off for quite some time. I am glad to have that completed and ready to share.

On to the next project. Ain't no stopping us now!

April Challenge Winners

I'm a little late on this one, but I do want to say congrats to the PCAGOE challenge winners for this month. Take another look at the wonderful entries recognized this month from these talented artists here!

Please join us again for the May challenge when the theme is "History/Historical Events." That should be fun and interesting!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Simply Perfect Tutorial

I just listed my first tutorial on Etsy. Of course, the project is one of my favortie things to create. You guessed it - bracelets!

The Simple Perfect Bracelet tutorial takes you through the easy steps to create a bangle style bracelet from polymer clay, and customize a perfect fit for yourself or a friend. project.

Since I can't seem to stop making these bracelets, I though others might enjoy it too! You can check out the details here.

Let me know what you think. Thanks!

PCAGOE April Challenge

Another Polymer Clay Artists' Guild of Etsy monthly challenge is happening right now! This month's theme is depicting or interpreting the fabric, and the entries are amazing! Voting is open to the public and to PCAGOE guild members.

Voting began April 1, 2010 and ends at midnight, Eastern U.S. time on April 7, 2010. The winners will be announced at April 8, 2010.

Five lucky public voters, chosen at random, will also win a beautiful polymer clay prize created by one of our member artists from this prize pool! How good is that?!!!

There are 17 entries this month. Check out the entries and the voter prizes. Vote for your top three favorites here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Congrats to Our March Challenge Winners!

It's a wrap on another great PCAGOE challenge! Congratulations to the March winners:

1st place - Yonat Dascula
2nd place - Christi of River Valley Designs
3rd place - Dottie of Stonebrash

Congrats tot he luck voter winners too:
Petra Monaco
Daniella Flakowicz
David Polakoff
Maite Mora Ferrer
Stevie Rocco

Read more about it here.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Only Love Remains - Another Year and Another Altered Art Tag

First, I hope the New Year is going well for all. I guess it's not too late to say that. ☺

As always, I begin the New Year with great ideas and intentions of forging new directions. I did find my way through a few things on last year's list, but I certainly hope to improve on that this year. As long as I do what I can each day, I count that to the good. It's only when I don't do what I certainly can do that there is a possibility of regret.

Anyway, here is my first Altered Art Tag of the year. The message always inspires. I hope it lifts you too.

Be back soon.

Okay, back to way.