Monday, February 20, 2017

Polymer Clay & Bead Embroidery

I did a small polymer clay sculpt of a Native American, added some polymer clay black and white flat beads, some polymer faux turquoise, a button, some rabbit fur and then bead embroidered around it.  I still may add more; not sure.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Pieces from the Past

Posting some crocheted pieces from years ago.  They were fun to make and fun to wear.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Good Will

 I found this large piece at Goodwill in perfect condition.  I just think it is a beautiful piece.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Harlequin Holiday

 I LOVE MacKenzie Child's products, but can't afford them.  I'm drawn to the black and white checks with the wonderful, crazy attention to detail.  I created a very large centerpiece for our holiday dining table using black, white and pops of red.  This project fell short of my expectations, but I really had fun with it.  The best part for me was the candle holder.  It was a Goodwill find in need of much repair.  It had an uneven bottom and was cracked and chipped.  It was a total labor of love and I'm so happy with it.  I'm actually on the lookout for another one.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Christmas Past

Holidays are over....I know.  Long gone.  However, I am catching up on posts.  This is a Christmas tree made from dozens of different pieces of lace, edgings and ruffles.
Embellished with pieces of vintage rhinestone jewelry and strips of craft pearls.
I don't have a ruffler on my sewing machine, so I lovingly hand ruffled each piece.
This project was right up my alley as far as making messes.  It was a lot of fun.  I saw ScrappinHappy's tutorial on YouTube and couldn't wait to give it a try.  Click HERE for the link to the tutorial.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Polymer Clay Bowls

Polymer clay bowls.  These are so addictive to make.  A great way to use up all those canes!  I love making these.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Video Tutorial

Want to learn how to sculpt translucent clay on glass?   I'm teaching how on Polyform's Polymer Clay Adventure for 2017.  A 3 payment plan is now available.  And think of the holidays - a great gift of over 20 video classes for a beloved family member or a really good friend or......treat yourself - you deserve it!  Read more about it here -!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Textured Paintings

 I'm so happy with how these turned out (if I do say so myself).   They are both 15"x30", acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Santos Art Dolls

 I altered these dolls to create Santos figures; or, as some people refer to them as cage dolls.  I have always been fascinated by them.  Could never afford one, but I am pretty happy with these and will keep one for myself.  I learned a lot in the process of creating these and look forward to experimenting more.
Saturday, Nov. 5th is our local art fair here in Sun City West, Arizona.  It is held in the RH Johnson parking lot and the Rec Center area.  I hope we have a good turn out and the sun stays out.  I also hope I move some inventory.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Polymer Clay Carnival Las Vegas

I finished the polymer clay pendants for Clay Carnival's artist swap.  I made 100 and then I made more for myself and for an upcoming sale.  Driving out in the morning and should be to Vegas in about 6 hours.  Classes start on Wednesday and go through Saturday.  Can't wait to see everyone and learn new techniques.