Syndee Holt did Gelli printing on polymer demonstration as well as silk screening on polymer clay. Syndee Holt is a wonderful master teacher. She spent the day patiently teaching, answering questions and sharing her tools and paints.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Best Flexible Molds for my cabochons (Above is PJ002). Her Etsy Shop "ClayLady43" is stocked with her fabulous molds also. I just ordered two more and can't wait until they get here. I included all of Penni Jo's websites for members to refer to as an excellent source for tutorials and supplies. And, of course, the neverKnead is also coming with me. I will demo it for those members who attend the retreat only. So, if I am missing in action for a few days, you will know that I am in a beautiful setting in the mountains, working with polymer, learning and laughing with friends.
Monday, September 22, 2014
I slipped the corral and jade beads through the back of the polymer clay faux jade/cinnabar enhancer and slid it up to the top. I secured it between the coral and it wears beautifully. Not quite a bolo, not quite an enhancer, but a necklace slide.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
As many of you know, several years ago I lost my left wrist bones to a rare disease called Kienbock's. My surgeon moved 3 upper bones down to become my new wrist. Conditioning polymer was good therapy to strengthen my hand after the surgeries. But, there are still times when I need to wear a brace or just rest my hand. When I saw this kneading machine invented by a polymer clay artist, I thought it was worth a try for me. I ordered it, used it and love it. It has been worth every penny for me. I don't get anything for endorsing it, I just thought I would pass it along. It is basically a press that gives a ton of pressure; extremely well made. You can learn more about it on their website: neverKnead.com.
Friday, September 5, 2014
I attended an art demonstration by Aileen Garvey. As she demonstrated her skill in using florescent acrylic paints, she talked about her paintbrushes. There were so many that should be thrown away, but, she said, she just couldn't part with them. She smiled and said they were like old friends she wanted to hang on to.