Thursday, December 30, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
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 www.pcagoe.com.
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
Friday, November 26, 2010
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:
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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 www.pcagoe.com 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.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
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
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 http://www.pcagoe.com/.
See the entries, the voter prizes, and voting details at PCAGOE blog page.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
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
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 pcagoe.com.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
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.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
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
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
Thanks for your support.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
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
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.
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 http://www.pcagoe.com/ 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
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!
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
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!
Voting began April 1, 2010 and ends at midnight, Eastern U.S. time on April 7, 2010. The winners will be announced at http://www.pcagoe.com/ 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
1st place - Yonat Dascula
2nd place - Christi of River Valley Designs
3rd place - Dottie of Stonebrash
Congrats tot he luck voter winners too:
Maite Mora Ferrer
Read more about it here.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
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.