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.