Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Time To Bake The.....

I purchased the broken doll from Goodwill. As soon as I saw him, I knew he would be perfect for baking a pan full of polymer clay! I stuck a polymer clay mustache on him too!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Polymer Bowls Necklace

Finally got these little polymer bowls linked up and put on a chain.
I made a few extra for pendants.
The backs look nice too.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bead & Button Show

Had to get a photo next to the polymer exhibit displaying my Chameleon pins.
I came that close to a red ribbon (lol).

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Wow. How exciting. Thank you to my friends who emailed me to tell me they saw my work in the June issue of the International Polymer Clay Association's fabulous publication, "Polymergence" (click HERE). The article shares insight into sketching as part of the creative process and features four artists. I am so happy and honored to be one of them. Thank you IPCA!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Money Bags

A pin I made from polymer clay, textured and embellished with scrapbooking items.
I built up the space between the money bag and the base to give it a little dimension. Now I'm working on the earrings. I know, you're asking yourself....."but, why???" Where the heck would anyone wear this thing? Don't know; maybe the next art fair for good luck.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Clowning Around

Isn't he cute? The pin is about and inch in size. I used a couple of polymer clay canes and he came alive.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Body is polymer clay, hand painted and embellished with wirework and crystals. Have I mentioned how much I miss my computer?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Miss Gecko on the Get Go

Polymer clay body, hand painted, crystal fingernails, crystal eyes and......a nice long tail of beads graduating in size from large to small. Boy, was she fun to make!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Feathered Chameleon

You know how chameleons can hide themselves in their surroundings.......I'm wearing her to the Bead and Button show. Who knows, I may blend in with all the beaded wonders. Her body is polymer clay, hand painted, embellished with polymer canes, and finally accessorized in beaded feathers. I did not take my computer on my trip, so I will catch up on emails, etc. upon my return on the 16th. I have pre-posted some of my latest pieces until then.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Green Leaves of Summer

Below are some of the jewelry blanks I "used" to collect. I have enough. I don't think I will ever be able to cover them all in polymer clay in my lifetime.
I really don't know the correct jeweler's term for these pieces. I've always heard them called jewelry blanks. You can see from the arrows and circles above that the blank spots are where rhinestones, faux pearls, etc. would go. If anyone knows the proper name, I would love to know.
This is the back of the leaf pin.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Polymer & Jewelry Blanks

Sometimes vintage jewelry is missing stones or the finish is a little worn. Polymer clay is the perfect answer to filling in those empty spots and covering those worn areas. I have collected (oh, what a surprise) vintage jewelry blanks and am finally starting to use them. These are heavy, well made pieces; beautifully constructed. So, instead of rhinestones and pearls, we have polymer clay.