My NEW Emerald Faux Dichroic pendant featuring
Pantone’s color of the year for 2013
I created this pendant and the tutorial for the Polyform Products Company, the maker’s of my favorite clay Premo! Here is the link to the free tutorial I wrote for them: www.sculpey.com/projects/premo-dichroic-look-pendant
Enjoy the free tutorial! Check out all the great new
products from Sculpey too!
Their new texture sheets are fabulous.
NEW Faux Lamp-Work
Focal Bead Tutorial
Introducing my latest tutorial: Faux Lamp-Work Beads
the tutorial explains how to create the glass-like droplets on the bead. you
can use this technique on Beads, Pendants, Earrings, charms, etc.
I love working with Kato Liquid Clay, and you will too! I’ve always dreamed of making real glass Lamp-Word beads, but this technique is the next best thing!
this tutorial is available now in
|RAISED DOT BEADS
|SWIRL & RAISED DOT PATTERN
Purple Barrel Beads with liquid clay swirls
Teal Freshwater Pearl Earrings with liquid clay water droplets
Water Droplet Raspberry Bead Set
I love the rich earth-toned colors and varied textures of my latest collection of wearable art.
The deep russet, gold, and copper shades remind me of the falling leaves in Autumn. I miss the change of seasons, living here in sunny Florida. You would think I’d be used to it after over 30 years of living on the West Coast. I think my heart will always belong to the small CT. town that I grew up in.
Please come browse my Etsy Shop for these pieces, and many more of my artisan jewelry.
The Winter issue of The Polymer Arts magazine has arrived! This issue is a special one for me, because I was lucky enough to be included in it as an Emerging Artist. Take a peek:
This issue is packed full of inspirational ideas, helpful techniques, and some great articles. You can get your own digital copy, or order a print one here: The Polymer Arts magazine
My latest experiments involve the use of some scraps leftover from other projects. I carefully save the little bits between layers of wax paper, and store them in plastic file drawers. Last weekend I decided it was due time to find out what was lurking in those secret drawers. What I discovered was a scrap pile consisting mostly of my favorite colors, purple, lavender, turquiose, & various blue-green shades. Here are the results of my weekend foraging:)
Most of these pendants are available in my Etsy ShopBeadazzle Me
Introducing my sixth polymer clay tutorial to my Etsy Shop: How to Create Faux Gemstone Pendants. It includes 29 pages of step-by-step instructions, 47 photos, and a Gallery section of completed projects. I’ve had so many requests to write a tutorial on this new technique, I sure hope everyone will enjoy it! It is availble now in my Etsy Shop: Beadazzleme.etsy.com
Introducing my newest tutorial “How to Create Mica Shift Swirl Pendants”. This is the 5th tutorial I have written about Polymer Clay techniques. It contains 51 photos & step-by-step instructions (30 pages) that guide you through the process. The tutorial also includes a bonus section, explaining how to make the matching earrings, and how to add the earring/pendant findings.Below are a few different variations on the same technique. If you are interested in my tutorial it is available in my Etsy Shop: Beadazzle Me
What’s on my work-table this week? Earrings! I love making earrings, they are practically the only jewelry I wear, other than my wedding ring.
I created a fern mold & made a few sets of these, with 14K gold findings. They are quite thin & delicate, with a generous coating of resin, to add shine & depth.
Of course, I had to make some purple earrings too, my favorite color!
These “Fairy Wing” earrings are something a bit different for me. I wasn’t sure I liked them & I almost threw them in the reject bowl (yes, I have a Large reject bowl) but I managed to tweak them a bit & they turned out quite interesting!
I made these leaf shaped earring from an old Kaleidoscope cane. I love Hot Pink & Orange together, it’s such a 70’s retro look.
Come take a peek at the other goodies I have for sale in My Etsy Shop Beadazzle Me
Currently, I’m working on designing some pendant settings, to use with small cabochons. I’m making my own molds with Premo clay, by impressing found objects, then cutting them out with metal shape cutters. I mixed a few Premo Metallic colors together to create a Golden/Bronze look for the setting. After I baked it I applied some Burnt Umber to add an antique look. Then a few touches of Treasure Gold rub, to highlight the raised design.
Now, I’m trying to decide what color cabochons to make as the insert. Here is a Turquiose, Metallic Tan, & White abstract cab.
Whatever cabochon inserts I decide to use, I will definitely coat them with resin before I affix them to the setting.
Completed Cabochon Setting in Silver clay with black accents