Saturday, July 9, 2016

Bead Crochet Beige & White

 Goes with basics.  Still recuperating from hand/elbow surgery.  Can't wait to get back to bead crochet.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Christmas In July

A good friend gave me the crystals from her mother's antique chandelier.  I wired a small hanger and hung them on spiral ornament hangers.  I also hung all 35 of the spiral icicles I beaded.  The tree is so pretty with or without the lights on.
And, yes, the ornaments were carefully packed and the tree dissembled, awaiting the holidays.
I found yards of long blue fringe at a second hand store.  It made the most luscious little tree.  It's all texture and bouncy little strings.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Christmas In June

 I found lots of goodies at Goodwill.  The nutcracker is in almost perfect condition; a few spots of worn paint and a ball is missing on the crown.  Easy peasy.
 The doll is a 1983 Bradley Doll "Send In The Clowns".  I removed the costume, washed it and then I washed the doll (carefully).  The wooden sleigh is going to become a centerpiece filled with fruit, ribbons (the black & white) and greenery.  The sleigh is going to have a few black and white touches here and there; MacKenzie Child's inspired (click HERE).  And the doll is going to be part of the arrangement after I embellish her costume (the black & silver material & ruffle).
That's the plan anyway, but you know how that goes, right?  It will take on a life of its own.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Polymer Clay Embellished

I used up some really old canes on this ceramic cowboy boot.  Didn't even make a dent in the cane stash.  I made this while ago before surgery.  I'm still in a half cast recouping from surgery at the elbow and wrist for an entrapped ulnar nerve.  Recovering soooooo slowly and can't really do anything.  Typing this left handed is hard - thank goodness for auto correct.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Polymer Clay Mermaid

I'm sculpting more mermaids. I'm using translucent polymer clay on glass vessels.  I'm trying to finish some projects before I go for elbow and wrist surgery on Tuesday.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

$80 Retreat Sale 1-week ONLY

Click on  - SALE -$80 Each retreat is on sale FOR 1 WEEK ONLY starting today and ending May 7.  This is a great gift to celebrate a friendship,  Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthday, graduation or treat yourself to another retreat!!!!

Polymer Journeys 2016

 I am honored to be one of the polymer artists featured in Sage Bray's beautiful book on the Art and Craft of Polymer 2016.   It is a must have for every polymer artist.  Full of educational information and inspiring photos.  What a wonderful experience this has been; thank you Sage Bray!
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Monday, March 14, 2016

The Polymer Arts

 I am thrilled beyond words to be included in the Spring issue of The Polymer Arts Magazine.  What an honor!
I recently had successful knee replacement, but developed a skin infection and ended up back in the hospital for several days.  So, when this arrived in the mail today, it made my day. If you love polymer clay,  you will love The Polymer Arts Magazine.  You can also follow along on Facebook: The Polymer Arts

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Needle Felted Bunny

Much to be learned about the art of needle felting.  It's fun learning.  I finished bunny, satisfied with it and then thought, "It needs a bit of blush".  I couldn't get the blush applied evenly and applied too much in some areas and not enough in others.  By then, I decided to chalk it up to a learning experience and leave it well enough alone.  Thanks for lending an ear.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Felted Mice & Cheese

 I made some felted mice and a wedge of cheese to go with my Wine & Cheese centerpiece.
I am having so much fun with this needle felting.  I joined the Arizona Felters Guild.  I'm still sculpting with polymer clay and beading, but couldn't help giving this a try.